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Published: 2017/05/19

Oteil Burbridge Says He’ll Sing Lead in Dead & Company This Summer

Bassist Oteil Burbridge has shared an update from his rehearsals with Dead & Company, revealing that he “might” be taking lead vocals on some tunes during the band’s tour this summer.

In an Instagram post, Burbridge shared a picture of him singing during rehearsals and captioned the photo “Scenes from Dead & Co rehearsal. Somebody might be getting to sing lead this summer….”

There has previously been a “Let Oteil Sing” movement among Dead & Company fans, leading to a custom shirt being made and eventually sold for charity. Burbridge has sung lead on Grateful Dead songs in the past, including on “Franklin’s Tower” with the Allman Brothers Band and on songs like “Dark Star” and “Turn On Your Lovelight” during his recent stint with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead.

Dead & Company’s tour kicks off May 27 in Las Vegas.

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