The third day of the fourth Skull and Roses Festival saw the biggest crowds ever and record warm temperatures. A strong onshore wind helped mediate temperatures. When the Alligators rotated onstage just after 4 pm, the fairgrounds were packed with music fans. The band was actually created initially as a one-off to perform at the festival. According to promoter Dennis McNally, “The Gators came into being because Chris, the promoter of Skull and Roses, had a problem—and a vision.
If you’ve been on the fence about attending this year's SKULL & ROSES April 7-10th in Ventura, CA, here are just a few reasons why this is a NOT to be missed festival!
PHIL & FRIENDS
This year, and for the first time, an original member of the Grateful Dead, bass player Phil Lesh, joins SKULL & ROSES. The line up will feature: Phil Lesh, Stu Allen, Grahame Lesh, Jason Crosby & John Molo.
OTEIL & FRIENDS
Oteil Burbridge, two-time Grammy Award-winning bassist of The Allman Brothers and Dead & Company, has officially launched Join the Ozone, a new education app that includes monthly LIVE calls with Oteil, pre-recorded courses including: 6 Levels of Harmony training, Rhythm and Philosophy training, never before heard stories, tips and tricks on surviving on the road, and so much more.
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.