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Published: 2009/05/06

The Dead Bid the Spectrum Farewell, RatDog Confirms PA/NJ Gigs

Bob Weir & Ratdog have added a few shows to its summer tour. The latest additions to the groups itinerary include stops at Atlantic City, NJs Taj Mahal Mark

Etess Arena on July 11 and Jim Thorpe, PAs Penn’s Peak on July 14 and 15.
The Dead recently wrapped up a two-night run in the area at Philadelphias famed Spectrum. The Grateful Dead sold out the famed venue 53 times during its storied career, and, over the weekend, the groups current incarnation played its two final shows in the arena before its scheduled demolition. The band brought things to a close, fittingly, with Samson & Delilah, which includes the line tear this old building down.
After The Deads gig, Bob Weir hit the town to sit in with The Band of Brotherz at Philadelphias North Star. Weir played with the band for about an hour, including on The River Song and Easy Answers, among others. The Dead will appear at Denvers Pepsi Center tomorrow.

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