Back from the dead: Grateful Dead to tour again

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After reuniting for a couple of benefit concerts for President-elect Barack Obama, the surviving members of the Grateful Dead have announced plans to tour in 2009. The band, known as The Dead, will come to Massachusetts for a two-night stand at the DCU Center in Worcester on April 18 and 19. No ticket information has been released yet.
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Original Dead members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart will be joined by Gov’t Mule/Alllman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes (who also toured with the band during 2004’s "Wave That Flag" tour) and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti.
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We’ve got some unfinished business," said singer/guitarist Weir in a press statement. "Everybody has a whole new bag of tricks; we have the body of material we worked up over the years and we have a mind meld going on here and it would be a sin to let that just wither and die."
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"For me, it’s the question mark that’s really pulling me in," added bassist Phil Lesh. "What’s gonna happen? When you walk out on the stage the possibilities are infinite every time. The musical possibilities are infinite: there is no end to it, there’s no back wall and there’s no ceiling, there’s no floor. It’s infinite and therefore you can still explore it till the day that you die."
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Jerry Garcia, the Grateful Dead’s lead singer/guitarist, died in 1995. Three years later, the surviving members formed a band called The Other Ones. they tour extensively and even released one album, The Strange Remain. In 2003, they changed their name to The Dead.

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