Come one, come all! On Thursday 1 August, Dead Heads near and far come together to celebrate the ninth annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies.
This unmissable event – the first to go global – features the previously unreleased full concert from 17 June 1991 at Giants Stadium. One of only two of the band’s shows recorded on 48-track, 6/17/91 sounds unlike any Dead concert you’ve ever heard, and is widely considered one of their greatest gigs in their final decade of performing. Mixed by Jeffrey Norman in glorious surround sound with video from the multi-camera live edit, this will be the first time the Bruce Hornsby and Vince Welnick line-up has ever appeared on the big screen.
Starting with a shocking ‘Eyes Of The World’, the Dead were firing on all cylinders from the opening notes of the show, mixing classics like ‘Truckin’’ and ‘Uncle John’s Band’ with rarities including ‘Saint Of Circumstance’, ‘Might As Well’, ‘New Speedway Boogie’ and ‘China Doll’. But the real standout was the recurrence of ‘Dark Star’, which wove in and out of the setlist, making no less than six distinct appearances and teases during the show. The Dead capped off the spectacular night with a perfect song to send the crowd on its way – The Band’s ‘The Weight’.
As a special treat, this extraordinary screening will also feature a reveal of the Grateful Dead’s 2019 box set, featuring the Dead’s legacy manager, archivist and producer David Lemieux.