Historic Concerts
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1952 The Fillmore opens
1962 Pigpen meets Jerry on the San Mateo Peninsula coffeehouse circuit
1962 ~Bill hears Jerry, Pigpen, & Hunter play at the Tangent in Palo Alto
1962 Phil hears Jerry play at a party at the Chateau
1962 10/??Bobby meets Jerry backstage at the Tangent in Palo Alto
1962 12/31Bobby jams with Jerry at Dana Morgan's music store
1965 5/05Magoo's Pizza Parlor first paid Warlocks gig
1965 10/16A Tribute to Dr. Strange first psychedelic dance in San Francisco, first Family Dog dance
1965 11/06Warlocks meet Bill Graham at a Family Dog benefit for the Mime Troupe
1965 12/01Acid Tests organizer Ken Kesey enlists Warlocks as house band
1965 12/04San Jose Acid Test first Grateful Dead show
1965 12/10The Fillmore's first Dead show, produced by Bill Graham
1966 1/07The Matrix venue's first Dead show
1966 1/21Trips Festival
1966 2/04The Fillmore's first non-benefit concert, produced by Bill Graham
1966 5/19Avalon Ballroom venue's first Dead show
1966 5/27Family Dog organizer's first Dead show
1966 6/03Golden Gate Park venue's first Dead show
1966 7/29Vancouver first Dead show outside US
1966 9/04The Fillmore's first headline by Grateful Dead
1966 10/06Love Pageant Rally protests illegalization of LSD in California
1966 10/07Winterland Arena venue's first Dead show
1966 12/31The Fillmore's first New Years Eve Dead show
1967 1/14The Great Human Be-In at Polo Field
1967 6/01Tompkins Square Park first East Coast Dead show
1967 6/18Monterey Pop Festival
1967 8/06Expo 67
1967 9/29Mickey joins the band on drums & percussion
1967 12/13Dark Star performed live first time, at the Shrine Auditorium
1967 12/26Village Theater venues' first Dead show, later renamed the Fillmore East
1968 2/14Carousel Ballroom opens with the Grateful Dead
1968 6/14Fillmore East venue's first Dead show
1968 6/19Carousel Ballroom venue's last Dead show
1968 7/01Fillmore West formerly the Carousel Ballroom, renamed by Bill Graham
1968 12/06The Spectrum venue's first show at home base for NY/NJ/PA Deadheads
1968 12/31Winterland Arena venue's first New Years Eve Dead show
1969 4/06Avalon Ballroom venue's last Dead show
1969 6/22Central Park
1969 8/15Woodstock Festival
1969 12/06Altamont Music Festival
1970 Great Canadian Train Ride first TV broadcast of live concert with FM simulcast
1970 5/01An Evening with the Grateful Dead (and NRPS) concert format debuts
1970 5/02Harpur College
1970 5/24Hollywood Festival first European Dead audience, England
1970 9/20David Grisman sits in with the Dead at the Fillmore East
1971 4/??Winterland Arena is almost closed down when Electric Kool Aid is distributed
1971 4/17Princeton University
1971 4/29Fillmore East venue's last Dead show
1971 7/02Fillmore West venue's last Dead show
1971 8/06Hollywood Palladium
1971 12/05Felt Forum
1973 6/09RFK Stadium
1973 7/27Watkins Glen
1974 3/23Wall of Sound full system debuts
1974 10/20Tour hiatus begins following Winterland farewell
1974 8/06Roosevelt Stadium
1974 10/16Winterland Arena 5 night Dead farewell series
1976 6/03Grateful Dead touring resumes
1976 Drumz debut
1977 9/03Englishtown
1978 1/22McArthur Court
1978 7/07Red Rocks venue's first Dead show
1978 9/14Egypt 3 day series at the pyramids
1978 11/17First acoustic set performed in 8 years
1978 12/31Winterland Arena venue's last Dead show
1979 1/07Madison Square Garden venue's first Dead show
1979 2/17Oakland Coliseum venue's first Dead show
1979 The Beast percussion set becomes a concert standard
1980 9/25Warfield Theater 15 night series
1980 9/25One acoustic/two electric sets concert format debuts
1980 10/22Radio City Music Hall 8 night series
1981 10/15Milky Way Amsterdam 2 night series
1982 9/05US Festival
1983 3/29Grateful Dead Ticket Sales first mail order concert
1984 10/27Taping Section established
1986 7/~The Dead tour with Bob Dylan and Tom Petty
1986 7/10Jerry lapses into a near-fatal diabetic coma for 5 days
1986 12/15Grateful Dead return to performing 5 months after Jerry emerges from coma
1987 7/10Bob Dylan tours with Grateful Dead
1987 8/13Red Rocks venue's last Dead show
1987 10/15Lunt-Fontanne Theater sell-out shows by Garcia bands
1988 6/25Bruce opens for and jams with Grateful Dead in Ohio
1989 Grateful Dead third in concert grosses behind the Rolling Stones and The Who
1989 10/08Formerly the Warlocks play 2 nights at Hampton Coliseum, VA
1989 10/1?Fan dies after breaking his neck outside of a show at the NJ Meadowlands
1989 12/0?Fan dies while in police custody at the Los Angeles Forum
1991 Grateful Dead become the top-grossing band in the US, with 79 concerts
1991 11/03Bill Graham Memorial Concert
1991 12/31Last New Years Eve Dead show - in honor of Bill Graham
1994 5/15Phil guest conducts the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
1995 Grateful Dead among top-grossing artists in North American venues
1995 Grateful Dead among top-grossing artists in North American tours 1985-1995
1995 6/15Tour from Hell begins
1995 6/2?2 fans fall from the upper tier at RFK
1995 6/25Lightning strikes 3 fans before a show
1995 7/02Venue destruction causes a show cancellation the following night
1995 7/06Collapsed structure injures 108 fans, 2 others OD
1995 7/09Soldier Field last Grateful Dead show ever
1996 6/20Furthur Festival debut
2001 12/31Bob, Phil, Bill & Mickey play together for the first time since 1995