The Grateful Dead To Share Classic Gigs With New Weekly Livestream Series

The Grateful Dead To Share Classic Gigs With New Weekly Livestream Series

grateful dead, 1989
Grateful Dead live in New York, 1989. Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns. 

The Grateful Dead are joining the stay-at-home plight with a new weekly livestream series that will feature classic gigs from the band’s epic live history.

Before every episode of the Shakedown Stream series, the band’s official archivist David Lemieux and historian Gary Lambert will hold a fan Q&A. They kicked things off last Friday with this 1989 performance at the Rich Stadium in Orchard Park, New York, which was released in 2005 as a live album titled, Truckin’ Up To Buffalo. Watch below. 

Grateful Dead | “Truckin' Up to Buffalo” [Orchard Park, NY 7/4/89]

Explaining they said: “We’ve decided to start the streaming video series with the Buffalo ’89 show for a couple of primary reasons. Its excellence is indisputable and is something that we think pretty much everyone will enjoy in the absence of actually being able to see live concerts; and, as a tribute to the many rabid, loyal Dead Heads from the hard-hit tri-state area, which has been affected more than anywhere else in the country. To all of the Dead Heads in New York State and beyond, this one’s for you.”

Shakedown Stream continues this week (April 17) with 1977’s The Grateful Dead Movie, featuring never-seen-before footage from the band’s five-night residency in San Francisco in 1974. 

And for all the Dead Heads out there, you can submit questions for David Lemieux and Gary Lambert’s live pre-show Q&A via the submission page here!

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