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Grateful Dead to reunite for final concerts in July in Chicago; celebrating 50th anniversary

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2002 file photo, The Grateful Dead, from left, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir and Mickey Hart perform during a reunion concert in East Troy, Wis. he band announced Friday that original members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir will perform three shows from July 3-5 at Soldier Field in Chicago. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
January 16, 2015 - 8:53 AM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Grateful Dead is coming back to life for final concerts in July.

The band announced Friday that surviving members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir will perform three shows from July 3-5 at Soldier Field in Chicago.

The band is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the shows will mark its final performances, the band said. They last performed at the Chicago venue in 1995 with band member Jerry Garcia, who died a month after the show.

Tickets for "Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead" will be available through a mail order system on Jan. 20. They go on sale online Feb. 14.

The Grateful Dead will be joined by Phish's Trey Anastasio, keyboardist Jeff Chimenti and pianist Bruce Hornsby at the concerts.

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