Grateful Dead receive 60,000+ mail order requests for 50th Anniversary shows, move on-sale date
As you may be aware, the surviving members of The Grateful Dead -- Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann -- are reuniting to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary with three shows at Chicago's Soldier Field on July 3-5. In a nod to the way they did it back in the day, initial ticket orders were taken via old-fashioned mail beginning January 20. As of Monday (1/26), they had received over 60,000 envelopes containing 350,000+ requests for tickets!
Because of that, there will now be no other pre-sales and tickets will now go on sale February 28 at 10 AM CST (moved from 2/14).