Newswire: Grateful Dead not done after all, playing Halloween show with John Mayer

Apparently the big Grateful Dead Going Out Of Business Sale that occurred in Chicago over the 4th of July weekend was not actually the last we’d see of the band, formed in Palo Alto in 1965. According to the Associated Press, members of the Grateful Dead are joining forces with guitar player John Mayer and will perform October 31st at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Phil Lesh, who played at the three Fare Thee Well shows last month, will not be returning to the fold.

Dead & Company, the new outfit not to be confused with The Dead, Dead Kennedys, Fear The Walking Dead, or James Joyce’s The Dead, will feature Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, and Bob Weir, with Mayer “riding shotgun.” (Mayer, known for being bankrupt in the soul department, apparently scrounged up enough to sell in order to become part of this money-making venture.) Mayer …

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