New York NY – May 21, 2002 – Almost seven years to the day after the Grateful Dead’s last show ever, all surviving members of the original band – Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir – will reunite as The Other Ones for Terrapin Station, A Grateful Dead Family Reunion. Taking place Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday August 4th at East Troy Wisconsin’s Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Terrapin Station will not only mark the first time all four members are performing together since 1995, it will also celebrate the music, art and culture of the Grateful Dead.
A two-day event, Terrapin Station will feature two music stages, a spoken word/interview stage, and memorabilia tent showcasing items from the Dead’s personal collection. Phil Lesh and Friends, RatDog, Mickey Hart and Bembe Orisha, Bill Kreutzmann’s TriChromes and Robert Hunter are also scheduled to play on the main stage throughout the two days. Each show will conclude with The Other Ones performing two sets. Confirmed second stage artists include The Disco Biscuits, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Donna The Buffalo and Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, as well as acoustic performances by Warren Haynes and Jorma Kaukonen.
The Other Ones will be joined by Jimmy Herring on guitar (Phil Lesh & Friends, Allman Brothers Band, Col. Bruce Hampton), Jeff Chimenti (RatDog) on keyboards, and Rob Barraco (Phil Lesh & Friends) on keyboards and vocals.
Cameron Sears, President/CEO of Grateful Dead Productions noted, "The musicians that created Grateful Dead, along with their fans, helped give birth to a family and community that has no equal in the history of modern music. When they join forces for Terrapin Station it promises to be the one family reunion that nobody will want to miss." Phil Lesh commented, “We started rehearsing this week and I’m excited. This is going to be very, very good.”
Formed in the San Francisco area in 1965, The Grateful Dead are one of the most popular groups in rock n’ roll history. Throughout their 30-year career they became much more than just a band: they are an institution that changed the music world forever.
The ticket price for Terrapin Station will be $44.50 per day, plus a $.50 donation to the Unbroken Chain and Rex Foundations and applicable surcharges. Early tickets will only be available through Grateful Dead Ticketing beginning Thursday, May 23rd. For more information please visit www.dead.net or call 800.CAL.DEAD. Tickets will go on-sale through Ticketmaster beginning Saturday, June 8th. Visit www.dead.net for more ticketing information.