Grateful Dead Performs ‘New Speedway Boogie’ In 1991
The Grateful Dead released pro-shot video of “New Speedway Boogie” from June 17, 1991 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey as this week’s installment of the All The Years Live video series. Footage of the entire concert will be issued later this month as part of the Giants Stadium 1987, 1989, 1991 box set.
“Another Garcia-Hunter classic that disappeared from the repertoire for way too long, ‘New Speedway Boogie’ was gone from 1970 to 1991, when it finally returned in February at the Oakland Coliseum,” wrote GD archivist David Lemieux in a note accompaying the video. “This bluesy Workingman’s Dead standout stretched out and allowed the Dead to take it to some exciting places.”
Watch the Dead’s performance of “New Speedway Boogie” from June 17, 1991 below: