Grateful Dead members set concert for Obama

Now, THAT’s an endorsement!

from-left-mickey-hart-bob-weir-bill-kreutzmann-and-phil-lesh.jpgGrateful Dead alumni Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir, joined by Jackie Greene, John Molo, and Steve Molitz, will stage a “Deadheads for Obama” show this Monday night, Feb. 4, at San Francisco’s Warfield Theater in support of Barack Obama. This will mark the first time that the legendary band’s members have performed together since 2004, reuniting for this one-time-only event to lend support to Obama leading into the crucial Super Tuesday primaries the next day.

It’s doors at 6 p.m. and show at 7:30 p.m. It was $35 per ticket with a two-ticket limit per person, tickets are available only through Ticketmaster.com… but it appears to be sold out. In fact, I’ve seen a report that the tickets were gone within 20 minutes.

But fear not: iClips will produce a live simulcast streamed via the Internet at about 7:30 p.m.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • That’s so nice of you to promote Barack Obama.

    Bill Graham must be smiling down on you.

    I worked several of shows at the Shoreline Amphitheatre back in the 80’s.

  • Dallas112263

    And where will the simulcast be seen, is there an event planned?

  • Josh Richman

    SIRIUS Satellite Radio announced a short while ago that it will broadcast this show live on Grateful Dead Channel 32, beginning tonight at 7:30 pm PST/ 10:30 pm ET.

  • Tony

    Shame…I love the Grateful Dead but hate Osama Obama.

  • Sam

    I cant believe a grateful dead fan would relate barack obama to a terrorist. come on