In an unexpected pairing, the Grateful Dead chose Sting to open 11
stadium shows on their summer tour in 1993. Sting took advantage of the attentive crowd
would mix it up from night-to-night at the same venue. The former Police front man also
brought up Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia to sit in on portions of
One of Garcia's guest appearances took place at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. on June
1993. Jerry added guitar to a jazzy rendition of "Walking On The Moon" > "Consider Me
> "Been Down So Long" that evening. Don Henley even made a cameo on "Consider Me Gone"
Thankfully for us, a member of the Grateful Dead's road crew recorded Sting's set and the
resulting soundboard audio allows us to hear what an amazing presence Garcia
to Sting's music.
[Published on: 7/16/14]