SiriusXM To Broadcast Grateful Dead 'Fare Thee Well' Concerts
June 4, 2015 at 12:04 PM (PT)
SIRIUSXM will broadcast the GRATEFUL DEAD’s historic 50th anniversary “Fare Thee Well" concerts from CHICAGO on the iconic rock band’s exclusive channel.
The concerts will air from SOLDIER FIELD on JULY 3rd, 4th and 5th at 9:15p (ET), on SiriusXM’s channel 23, and through the SIRIUSXM App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com. The concerts will also be rebroadcast on SIRIUSXM’s GRATEFUL DEAD CHANNEL the day after each performance as well as over LABOR DAY WEEKEND. For the broadcast schedule, please visit www.siriusxm.com/gratefuldead.
“As generations of DEAD fans eagerly anticipate these historic shows, we are thrilled that our subscribers who were not able to get tickets will still be able to experience this iconic band performing together one last time," said SIRIUSXM President/Chief Content Officer SCOTT GREENSTEIN. "Created with the band and curated by DEAD experts, our GRATEFUL DEAD CHANNEL is the perfect platform for a whole nation of long-time fans and new ones to hear these shows.”
DAVID GANS and GARY LAMBERG, hosts of the GRATEFUL DEAD CHANNEL's talk show, "Tales From The Golden Road," will host a special edition of their weeklyshow before and after the concerts to provide their insider perspective. DEAD archivist and co-host DAVID LEMIEUX will be their special guest.
SIRIUSXM subscribers from before MAY 18th can enter the network's GRATEFUL DEAD FARE THEE WELL SWEEPSTAKES to win a Grand Prize trip to CHICAGO including round-trip airfare, four nights' hotel stay, and a pair of tickets to all three of the historic, sold-out concerts. See Official Rules for complete details at www.siriusxm.com/faretheewell, starting JUNE 4th at 12p (ET).
The shows will be carried on several platforms, including a Pay-Per-View special on satellite and cable television, an online webcast (includes JUNE 27th-28th SANTA CLARA concerts, as well), an audio stream on SIRIUSXM, in participating bars and restaurants, as well as in movie theaters in the U.S. (presented by FATHOM EVENTS) and worldwide (presented by CINEMALIVE).
For more information about the GRATEFUL DEAD’s “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of GRATEFUL DEAD” concerts, visit www.dead50.net.