Dead & Company on November 1, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. Front, left to right: Oteil Burbridge, John Mayer, Bob Weir, Jeff Chimenti; Rear, left to right: Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart
Dead & Company on November 1, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. Front, left to right: Oteil Burbridge, John Mayer, Bob Weir, Jeff Chimenti; Rear, left to right: Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart

The Grateful Dead were an American rock band known for their lengthy, partially improvised performances, as well as for a loyal fan base who often followed the band for several shows or entire tours. They disbanded in 1995, following the death of de facto bandleader Jerry Garcia.[1] Since then remaining members have reunited for a number of concert tours and one-off performances, often in very different configurations. The following is a list of instances where former Grateful Dead members have reunited.

Other than Jerry Garcia, the Grateful Dead's main performing members were Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart. Garcia, Weir, Lesh and Kreutzmann were in the band from its inception in 1965 until its demise in 1995, while Hart had a tenure of 25 non-consecutive years. The other then-current or former members of the Grateful Dead who were living at the time that the band broke up were Tom Constanten, Donna Jean Godchaux, and Vince Welnick. Additionally, Bruce Hornsby was in the lineup for many Dead concerts and was considered an unofficial member of the band. Already deceased in 1995 were Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, Keith Godchaux, and Brent Mydland.

Tours

The Dead at the Virginia Beach Amphitheater on June 17, 2003. Left to right: Phil Lesh, Joan Osborne, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Jimmy Herring. Not pictured: Bill Kreutzmann, Jeff Chimenti, Rob Barraco
The Dead at the Virginia Beach Amphitheater on June 17, 2003. Left to right: Phil Lesh, Joan Osborne, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Jimmy Herring. Not pictured: Bill Kreutzmann, Jeff Chimenti, Rob Barraco
The Rhythm Devils at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas on October 29, 2006. Left to right: Mike Gordon, Bill Kreutzmann, Jen Durkin, Mickey Hart, Steve Kimock, Sikiru Adepoju
The Rhythm Devils at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas on October 29, 2006. Left to right: Mike Gordon, Bill Kreutzmann, Jen Durkin, Mickey Hart, Steve Kimock, Sikiru Adepoju
Furthur at the Fox Theatre in Oakland on September 18, 2009. Left to right: Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Joe Russo, Jay Lane, John Kadlecik. Not pictured: Jeff Chimenti
Furthur at the Fox Theatre in Oakland on September 18, 2009. Left to right: Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Joe Russo, Jay Lane, John Kadlecik. Not pictured: Jeff Chimenti

The Other Ones

Main article: The Other Ones

The Dead

Main article: The Dead (band)

The Rhythm Devils

Main article: Rhythm Devils

Furthur

Main article: Furthur (band)

Fare Thee Well

Main article: Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of the Grateful Dead

Dead & Company

Main article: Dead & Company

Single shows and other collaborations

Furthur Festival 1996 concert tour poster
Furthur Festival 1996 concert tour poster
A "Bobby & Phil" concert at the Chicago Theatre, March 10, 2018. Left to right: Jeff Chimenti, Wally Ingram, Bob Weir, Teresa Williams, Phil Lesh, Larry Campbell
A "Bobby & Phil" concert at the Chicago Theatre, March 10, 2018. Left to right: Jeff Chimenti, Wally Ingram, Bob Weir, Teresa Williams, Phil Lesh, Larry Campbell

Touring line-ups

The Other Ones
(1998)
The Other Ones
(2000)
The Other Ones
(2002)
The Dead
(2003)
The Dead
(2004)
The Dead
(2008–2009)
Furthur
(2009)
Furthur
(2009–2010)
Furthur
(2010–2014)
Fare Thee Well: Celebrating
50 Years of the Grateful Dead

(2015)
Dead & Company
(2015–present)

Timeline

Grateful Dead

Reunion tours

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Further reading