Dead & Company Announces Live Downloads & SPAC Webcast
We’re just a few days away from Friday’s launch of Dead & Company Summer Tour featuring Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart joined by John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge. The band has teamed with nugs.net to launch LiveDead.co with live downloads and streams as well as a few live video webcasts in selected markets.
Official recordings of each show from Dead & Company’s tour will be available directly to fans as high quality downloads, CDs and on-demand streams within hours of the last notes ringing out. The professionally recorded audio downloads range from $15.95 for MP3s to $24.95 for 24 bit audiophile downloads. In addition, custom 3-CD sets will be available and each night will be available on demand via the nugs.net app. “This summer is the true convergence of everything we’ve been building at nugs.net over the years, and Dead & Company are the ideal artist partner to push the limits of what nugs.net’s platform can deliver,” said nugs.net Founder and CEO Brad Serling. “We’ll be providing our core audio services of next-day downloads and subscription streaming, while delivering FullHD video with Pay-Per-View webcasts. And I’ll bet we’ll be shipping a lot of CDs from our California plant. We’ve even got plans for a vinyl release or two from this tour,” Serling added.
The first Dead & Company webcast to be confirmed is the band’s Summer Solstice show at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York on Tuesday, June 21. The band will stream the first song for free on their Facebook page and fans can order the pro-shot Pay-Per-View webcasts for $29.99 for FullHD 1080p and $24.99 for standard definition. Those who purchase can watch the show live with DVR-like functionality or watch on demand for 28 hours after the concert.
An official recording of Dead & Company’s recent Fillmore show is available for purchase now with other performances available for pre-order via LiveDead.co.