Introuducing RFK Stadium, July 12 & 13, '89

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"When Bob Weir has asked me to provide copies of Grateful Dead songs to give to his bandmates to learn and rehearse, he almost always requests Summer '89, and I've often drawn upon the RFK shows for this purpose. It's really that good!" - David Lemieux

With Bob to back us up, we've picked a pair of triumphant back-to-back shows from one of the best tours of the last 15 years of Grateful Dead. ROBERT F. KENNEDY STADIUM, WASHINGTON, D.C., JULY 12 & 13, 1989 features two previously unreleased concerts taken from the band's master 24-track analog recordings (you may have heard these shows before, but you've never heard them like this), which have been pristinely mixed by Jeffrey Norman at TRI Studios and mastered in HDCD by David Glasser.

Now available for pre-order exclusively at, this six-disc set will be shipped in early November. The collection's colorful slip-case features original artwork by Justin Helton and a perfect-bound book with in-depth liner notes written by Dean Budnick, editor-in-chief of Relix magazine. Looking for something more byte-sized? The set will also be available as a digital download in Apple Lossless and FLAC 192/24 exclusively at

Can't wait? Tune into the SiriusXM Grateful Dead channel for our RFK special. It'll be running all week. Check the listings for dates and times.

Pre-order ROBERT F. KENNEDY STADIUM, WASHINGTON, D.C., JULY 12 & 13, 1989 here. Stay tuned as we'll be taking a closer look and rolling out the jams over the next few months.