DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fathom Events, Peter Shapiro and Madison House recently announced that the epic three-night concert event “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead” featuring the reunion of Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir at Chicago’s Soldier Field will be broadcast live during fourth of July weekend in select cinemas nationwide. This special celebration, the first-ever live three-night cinema event, will be held on July 3, 4, and 5, 2015 at 8 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. CDT / 6 p.m. MDT / 5 p.m. PDT -- nearly 20 years to the day of the last Grateful Dead concert with Jerry Garcia, which took place at the same venue in 1995. Each concert will be uniquely different and the July 5 concert will be the last time the band will play together. The Soldier Field concerts received overwhelming fan response with more than 500,000 mail order ticket requests received earlier this year.
Tickets for “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead” are now available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in nearly 250 select movie theaters around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
The four original members — Hart, Kreutzmann, Lesh and Weir — will be joined by renowned musicians Trey Anastasio (Phish and the Trey Anastasio band), Jeff Chimenti (Ratdog, The Dead and Furthur), and multiple GRAMMY-winner Bruce Hornsby. The group will perform two sets of music each night.
These concerts will also be available as a Pay-Per-View special and streamed online.
“With tickets to the Soldier Field event sold out and after-market prices in the thousands of dollars, we’re excited to give fans across the nation another chance to experience this three-night concert event and celebrate 50 years of the Grateful Dead,” said Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh-Owens. “With each night being a unique performance, Deadheads won’t want to miss any of the three legendary band’s final shows.”
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Fathom Events takes audiences behind-the-scenes and offers unique extras, creating the ultimate entertainment experience. It is owned by a consortium called AC JV, LLC., comprised of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to more than 775 locations in 171 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Peter Shapiro
Peter Shapiro has played an instrumental role in the jamband and live music world. He began his career by producing two documentaries about Grateful Dead, and he has since served as publisher of Relix Magazine, and owner of Brooklyn Bowl, Wetlands Preserve, and The Capitol Theatre — where he recently partnered with Jerry Garcia’s family to open Garcia’s, a bar and music venue in the late musician's honor.
About Madison House
Madison House Presents — led by Don Sullivan, Jeremy Stein, and Mike Luba — has focused on the propulsion of the live music experience through the creation of world-class music festivals, collaborating directly with artists on creative events and developing award-winning tours. Sullivan, Stein, and Luba each cite Grateful Dead as a primary influence both personally and professionally.