Grateful Dead fans might have a hard time getting tickets for the band’s final performance together in Chicago this summer.
The band announced this week that it received “an overwhelming number” of mail-ticket requests for its Fare Thee Well performance at Soldier Field.
The group said it received more than 60,000 enevelopes and decided to move the public ticket sale to 10 a.m. on Feb. 28 to “give the good folks at GDTS TOO time to sort through.”
The band also said it plans to cancel any other pre-sales for tickets as they “are going to try to fill as many of these orders as possible.”
Tickets range in price from $59.50-$199.50. There will be a general admission pit directly in front of the stage, which will be reserved for mail order ticketholders. A second general admission floor section behind the pit and reserved seating throughout the stadium will also be available.
The “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead” performance will see Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir reunite at Soldier Field, nearly 20 years to the day of the band’s final performance, which took place at the venue roughly one month before Jerry Garcia’s death in August 1995.
The three-night event is scheduled for July 3-5 with each night seeing two sets of music.
The band will be joined by Phish's Trey Anastasio on guitar, Jeff Chimenti on keyboard and Bruce Hornsby on piano.