The Grateful Dead's final concerts will be broadcast live in movie theaters

A new chance to say goodbye to the Dead.

Credit: Melissa Ruggieri

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A new chance to say goodbye to the Dead.

Credit: Melissa Ruggieri

Credit: Melissa Ruggieri


Don't fret if you couldn't score a ticket to the Grateful Dead's final shows in Chicago this summer .

The three-night concert run at Soldier Field will be broadcast live across the country at participating movie theaters.

Fathom Events, the company behind many (taped) concert specials, will put tickets on sale May 4. Local theaters will broadcast “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead” in nightly five-hour screenings beginning at 8 p.m. July 3-5.

The Fathom site hasn’t yet identified which theaters nationwide would carry the concerts. The theaters also determine ticket prices.

The Dead reunion of Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir will also feature Trey Anastasio on guitar, Jeff Chimenti on keyboards and Bruce Hornsby on piano.

Although Fathom regularly broadcasts performances from the Metropolitan Opera, this is the first time the company is doing a three-day live event.

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