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Wednesday, 22 May, 2002, 08:39 GMT 09:39 UK
Grateful Dead reunite for concert
Grateful Dead
A 30-year career until the death of Jerry Garcia (second right)
The surviving members of US rock legends Grateful Dead are to reunite for a concert.

The two-day event, in Wisconsin, will be the first reunion for the band since its founder and leader Jerry Garcia died of a heart attack in 1995.

Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir are to perform as The Other Ones at Terrapin Station - A Grateful Dead Family Reunion on 3-4 August.

"We started rehearsing this week and I'm excited. This is going to be very, very good," said bassist Lesh in a statement.

Grateful Dead web page
The website is still a focus for the Dead community
As well as group performances by the Dead's four surviving members, each will showcase his own separate projects: Phil Lesh & Friends, Weir's Ratdog, Hart and Bembe Orisha, and Kreutzmann's TriChromes.

Other performers booked to appear are Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Warren Haynes and Jorma Kaukonen.

'Deadheads'

The groups will play on two concert stages, and there will be a memorabilia tent with Grateful Dead items.

The band acquired an extremely dedicated following of "Deadheads" during their 30-year career, who were encouraged to record and trade bootleg recordings of live concerts.

The group's career has been on hold since the death of Garcia in 1995.

Garcia was diagnosed with diabetes after a collapse in 1986, and collapsed again in 1991.

His continuing drug problems led to a stint in a clinic where he died of a heart attack.

But the group has continued to release albums of live material from their long career, which began in 1965, with their first album release, Grateful Dead, coming two years later.

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