Dead & Company add six more dates to residency at The Sphere in Las Vegas

Dead & Company take a bow onstage
(Image credit: Jay Blakesberg)

Dead & Company, the band formed by former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann in 2015, have confirmed six more dates for their upcoming residency at The Sphere in Las Vegas, the revolutionary $2.3billion venue that opened its doors last year. 

The band broke the news of the residency last week in a video posted on social media, which featured the Grateful Dead's Steal Your Face logo adorning the side of The Sphere. 

"In 2023, Dead & Company played their final tour,” read the text accompanying the clip. “But there are other ways to make sure the music never stops. It's gonna be a ball"

After originally announcing 18 shows, Dead & Company have now scheduled 24 dates at The Sphere, kicking off on Thursday, May 16 and running through until Saturday, July 13. Full dates below. Fans can register for a ticket pre-sale on the Dead & Company website, with those tickets going on sale on February 5 at 10am local time, and the general sale beginning on February 9 via Ticketmaster. Tickets prices start at $195 and rise to $395.  

The Sphere launched in September with a five-date residency from U2, a run that was swiftly extended to encompass 36 performances. Jam band Phish have four dates at the venue lined up in late April, each with different setlists and visuals. 

Dead & Company's final tour ended with a three-night stint at Oracle Park in San Francisco in July last year, with a lineup that included Bob Weir and Micky Hart alongside John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Chimenti and Jay Lane, who stepped in to cover for Bill Kreutzmann on the tour.  

Writing about the upcoming Vegas dates, Kreutzman posted, "Historically, it was always a psychedelic circus when the Grateful Dead pulled into Las Vegas. There’s a pulsing beneath those neon lights that Mickey and I tapped into while Jerry led us on a wild carpet ride over the Aladdin Theater in the 1980s and down into the bowl of the Sam Boyd Stadium for 14 memorable nights in the 1990s.

"The Grateful Dead were always about transformative experiences and so now, as our legacy evolves and as we continue to shape-shift into several different forms at once, it’s great that that part of the tradition continues, with Dead & Company taking up residence in a transformative venue. To all those who make it there, have a blast, my friends."

Dead & Company: Dead Forever – Live at Sphere

Thursday, May 16
Friday, May 17
Saturday, May 18
Friday, May 24
Saturday, May 25
Sunday, May 26
Thursday, May 30
Friday, May 31
Saturday, June 01
Thursday, June 06
Friday, June 07
Saturday, June 08
Thursday, June 13
Friday, June 14
Saturday, June 15
Thursday, June 20
Friday, June 21
Saturday, June 22
Thursday, July 4
Friday, July 5
Saturday, July 6
Thursday, July 11
Friday, July 12
Saturday, July 13

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.