The Latin Dead Set to Electrify Las Vegas with an Explosive Sphere After Party Performance

Article Contributed by gratefulweb | Published on Friday, May 10, 2024

The Latin Dead, the innovative 11-piece ensemble known for their vibrant fusion of Grateful Dead classics with Latin rhythms, are scheduled to perform on May 16, 2024. This much-anticipated event will celebrate the inaugural night of Dead and Company’s Sphere residency at Backstage Bar and Billiards, located at 601 Fremont St., Las Vegas. Combining the iconic music of the Grateful Dead with the rich sounds of Latin jazz, The Latin Dead features acclaimed musicians and is musically directed by 4-time Grammy Award-winning Latin legend Oscar Hernandez. Their unique style not only pays homage to the Grateful Dead's legacy but also introduces it to new audiences with a fresh, rhythmic twist.

Brenden D. Tacon, founder of The Latin Dead, emphasized the band's mission: "The Grateful Dead mythology is a living legend that we honor, respect, and embellish on. With world-class musicians, trained from the streets to the conservatory, we uphold Jazz, GD, and Afro-Latino traditions, push boundaries, build bridges, and swing!" This statement reflects the band's commitment to musical excellence and cultural fusion.

The band's recent album, Eyes of the World, was recognized as second in the 2023 Top 50 Best Albums of the Year by NPR and met with critical acclaim, noted for its "deliciousness" and the seamless integration of Kadlecik’s Jerry-esque guitar riffs with Hernandez’s compelling piano arrangements. Hernandez himself has described their approach to the music as a respectful yet innovative reinterpretation of the Grateful Dead's work, ensuring that the essence of the original songs resonates even with the added Latin flair.

The Latin Dead's performance is not just a concert but an affordable, experiential journey through the synergies of Dead music and Afro-Latino beats. Attendees of the Sphere after party are in for a night of musical alchemy that is bound to resonate long after the last note is played.

Tickets for the after party are available now and can be secured through The Latin Dead’s official website. Fans are encouraged to book their spot at this landmark event to witness a unique blend of musical traditions and innovation.