Mickey Hart

Today, two-time Grammy Award winning group Planet Drum is releasing the exuberant “King Clave” from their upcoming album In the Groove, out August 5th.  Master musicians  Mickey Hart (USA),  Zakir Hussain (India), Giovanni Hidalgo (Puerto Rico) and Sikiru Adepoju (Nigeria) are Planet Drum, and “King Clave” is based on a 6,000 person drum circle (which Hart directed in 2004) which establishes the rhythm that connects the musical cultures around the world.

World-renowned Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart is gearing up for the Dead & Company summer tour which kicks off June 11 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. One of the busiest musicians alive, Hart is also currently preparing for the release of In The Groove, the first album from trailblazing world music supergroup Planet Drum in 15 years.

“They say the Grateful Dead played here about 14 times, in the old days,” said percussionist Mickey Hart as he took the stage on May 1 at the Frost Amphitheater on the Stanford University campus.

On August 5th, two-time Grammy Award winners Planet Drum will help get the planet back in rhythm with In the Groove, the first album from the trailblazing world music supergroup in 15 years.

Dead and Company returned to California for the first of several shows in the sunshine state on October 27th. The marathon concert took place at the North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre in Chula Vista. The vast outdoor venue is situated in the California desert south and east of San Diego. The location was the perfect backdrop for the multi-million dollar multimedia extravaganza that accompanies a live Dead and Company performance.

For Deadheads across the land, this has been a wonderful week to be in Colorado. Tuesday night, Dead and Company kicked off the first of four Denver Area shows to take place in the Centennial State. Originally scheduled as just two performances at Fiddler’s Green in Englewood, the band announced mid-September that they were adding two more shows at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Dead and Company returned to Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio last weekend for a Saturday night show that was one for the books. Great weather, perfect music, and a welcoming and happy crowd were just the right ingredients to make the perfect cocktail of a concert. To make things better, drummer Mickey Hart was celebrating his 78th birthday that day, and everybody loves a good birthday party.  

Shakedown Street is not only the place to find great tie-dyes, it’s also where many of our four legged friends hang-out. What’s it like to be a member of this elite canine group, the Dead Head tour dogs? “It’s grrrrreat”. What could be better than being on tour again, hanging-out, soaking up the scene, scarfing a treat, playing tug-of-war. “This is way more fun than staying home and chasing your tail”.

We're thrilled to announce that the first leg of Dead & Company's 2021 Tour will be streamed live! It all begins with the tour opener in Raleigh on August 16th and culminates with September's double-header at Wrigley Field.

Available to order now are individual shows in 4K or HD, audio bundles, and the 'Unlimited Devotion' livestream pass. With 'Unlimited Devotion' you'll have access to every show on the tour at a discounted rate.

At HeadCount, we want to make sure music fans are always getting hooked up with the best experiences. That’s why our friends at Omaze are offering the chance for you to win a VIP experience to see Dead & Company at next year’s Playing In The Sand.

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