On January 21, Raising The Dead will perform for the Grand Rapids Griffins Grateful Dead night at the Van Andel Arena. This is a different event from the Red Wings night in several ways: Instead of performing in the concourse before the game, we will be setting up in one of the 2 Zamboni entrances and performing a pre-game show for the entire stadium. Because we are set up in the stadium, we will also perform between periods! There is no promotional jersey give away for this show, which means that any ticket you buy will be your entry to the show, which will begin at 5:30p.
Tickets are priced at $17-50! Get yours here.
photos: William Morgan & Dave Martin
What a day! The Tangent Gallery kicked off their Dead Sunday series by inviting Raising The Dead to perform their particular brand of mad science. For this gig, Dave had a previous engagement early, so James Waldecker was brought in for the Bobby role, and Dave joined at the second set. Woody Rose from Dedicated sat in on keyboards for the entire show. Laurie Lester was unavailable for this one, we missed her! Check out the monster setlist, we played from 2-7:45p!
Our next gig is on December 3 at the Rumpus Room in Chelsea for Jenebah's birthday. See ya there!
11-20-2022 Tangent Gallery Detroit, MI
I: A Love Supreme Jam > Looks Like Rain > Cassidy @, TLEO, Mama Tried > Mexicali Blues, Sugaree, Iko Iko, Jack Straw # > Happy birthday > Jack Straw, Cold Rain and Snow @, Victim or the Crime @ > Next Time You See Me, Hey Pockey Way @ > I Need A Miracle @ $ > Cumberland Blues %
II: Althea > Picasso Moon > Tennessee Jed > Playing in the Band > Ship of Fools > Playing in the Band Jam > Drumz/Space @ > Passenger ^ > Warf Rat + > Not Fade Away > Going Down The Road Feeling Bad > Mountain Song & > Loser *
Encore: The Music Never Stopped
@ A Love Supreme teases
# Stopped during the first jam to wish the Tangent owner, Joe, happy birthday.
$ Cumberland Blues teases
% I Need A Miracle teases
^ First time played
+ Dark Star teases
& Hunter, Slick, Gracia, Crosby, Lesh, Weir tune -- Furthur arrangement.
* Dave McMurray version
Raising the Dead returns to the Tangent Gallery this Sunday for an afternoon show, 2-8pm. The show is at the indoor ballroom and tickets are $10. Join us for some heady Dead!
Band for this gig: Bill Butler, Matthew Cole, Laurie Lester, Woody Rose, James Waldecker, Joseph Waldecker, with Dave Martin showing up towards the last half.
Announcing the return of Raising The Dead to Little Caesars Arena on January 14, 2023! Last year's performance was a career high for us, and we can't help but be super stoked about our return! Your ticket purchase buys the game, the show, and the jersey! Here's some details:
Band for this show is: Bill Butler, Matthew Cole, Justin Lee, Laurie Lester, Dave Martin, Chaim Tolwin, Joseph Waldecker.
Here's the link, share with friends and we will see you there!
Halloween shenanigans! Kind fans! Heady jams! Ecstatic dancing! BILSS!
Alex Gauthier sat in for this one. This was an amazing show: the smile on Dave's face is permanent and still going. How about you?
10.30.2022 Ferndale, MI
Dancing in the Street jam > Sugar Magnolia, Unbroken Chain, Scarlet Begonias > The Eleven > Hell in a Bucket*, Candyman, Lazy Lightning > Supplication, Deal# > Dark Star# > Deal# > Sunshine Daydream#
*=Alex Gauthier on vocals
#=Marcus Rezak on guitar
Photos: Michael Chojnowski and William Morgan
What a gig! It was our first time at Brownies on the Lake in St. Clair Shores, but the place filled with kind folks for the free show, and what a show it was! Justin Lee joined us on keys and quickly made his formidable and gentle presence known. The videos below are the best place to experience the shows (for the first time or again) because the discrete instrument recordings were mixed and mastered by Dave. Happy Birthday to Beth and Stephen, thanks for joining us!
10-21-2022 Brownies on the Lake, St. Clair Shores, MI
I: Hell in a Bucket, Sugaree, St. Stephen>Franklin's Tower, Black Throated Wind, Bird Song, Ramble On Rose
II: Blow Away, Cassidy, Eyes of the World, Dark Star, The Wheel, Stella Blue, Fire on the Mountain, Sugar Magnolia>Sunshine Daydream
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