Dead Heads to Gather in Movie Theaters Nationwide August 1 for 8th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up
Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment Present Newly Remastered 1989 JFK Stadium Concert on What Would Have Been Jerry Garcia’s 76th Birthday
DENVER – June 5, 2018 – The Grateful Dead returns to cinemas this summer for its highly anticipated annual event, “8th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies.” For the eighth year in a row, a special concert presentation will bring fans together across the country for a unique celebration of the band. This year’s concert is a presentation of the July 7, 1989 show from Philadelphia’s John F. Kennedy Stadium, and highlights the band’s exuberant resurgence, a peak that rivals any that came before it. When this show was recorded, the band included guitarist Jerry Garcia, drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, bassist Phil Lesh, keyboardist Brent Mydland and guitarist Bob Weir. It marks the final concert at that historic venue as the band storms through an epic set on one of the hottest days of the summer. In addition to the concert, which captures every note of the epic show, attendees will also get an inside look at the 2018 Limited Edition Boxed Set.
Tickets for “8th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies” can be purchased online at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.
Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment present “8th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies” in more than 500 select movie theaters for one day on August 1 at 7:00 p.m. local time, through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“For nearly a decade now, fans have looked forward to the summer to get together with ‘family’ in movie theaters across the nation for the annual ‘meet-up,’” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. “We’re proud to partner with Rhino again this year to bring this special event, featuring one of America’s most treasured rock bands, to some of the world’s most devoted fans.”
The Philadelphia concert offers a snapshot of the Dead’s 1989 tour, where the band played to some of its biggest audiences ever, a result of the group’s only Top 40 hit, “Touch of Grey” from 1987’s In The Dark. During this tour, the band was recording the follow-up to that album, Built To Last, which is an important reason why the jamming heard here is particularly fluid and concise. In fact, the band played a pair of songs from the upcoming album, the aching ballad “Standing On The Moon” and the poignant “Blow Away,” a song co-written by keyboardist Brent Mydland, who sadly died a year later. The show closed with another Dylan cover, “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,” the last song ever performed at JFK Stadium.
July 7, 1989 - JFK Stadium - Set List:
“Hell In A Bucket”
“Little Red Rooster”
“Ramble On Rose”
“Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again”
“Let It Grow”
“Box Of Rain”
“Fire On The Mountain”
“Standing On The Moon”
“The Other One”
“Turn On Your Lovelight”
“Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”
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About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with participating theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top stage productions including Newsies! The Broadway Musical and George Takei’s Allegiance, major sporting events such as Mayweather vs. McGregor, epic concerts with artists like Lady Antebellum and Sammy Hagar, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events such as Is Genesis History? and IN OUR HANDS: The Battle for Jerusalem, and popular anime franchises like Pokémon and Dragon Ball Z. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 917 locations and 1,440 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Rhino Entertainment
Rhino is the catalogue development and marketing division of Warner Music Group. Founded in 1978, Rhino continues to set the standard for excellence in the reissue business it pioneered in both the physical and digital worlds with an emphasis on flawless sound quality, bonus tracks, informative liner notes, award-winning creative packaging, and a strong social conscience. Rhino has also expanded the definition of what a catalogue music company is, as evidenced by the label’s name and likeness representation deal with Frank Sinatra, its multi-faceted relationship with the Grateful Dead, and releasing new albums by heritage artists such as Jeff Beck and Cyndi Lauper. The catalogue of more than 5,000 releases includes material by Led Zeppelin, Eagles, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Aretha Franklin, The Doors, Chicago, Ray Charles, Black Sabbath, John Coltrane, Yes, Phil Collins, The Ramones, and The Monkees, among many others.
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