The Grateful Dead share new rare footage of 1989 concert
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Shakedown Stream: Grateful Dead have launched a weekly livestream concert series

It’s strange times right now and while we all must accept that a sizeable portion of our immediate future will be spent inside the house. Now, however, at least we will have the Grateful Dead for company.

As the need for entertainment outstrips supply, with many new artists pushing back release dates during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it has fallen upon some legacy acts to step up to the plate.

Radiohead have announced a new weekly concert stream and now the Grateful Dead have revealed the same thing. The group are famed for their epic shows and now the general public will be able to partake via their own Shakedown Stream.

It’s a new weekly livestream series that will screen full concerts from their extensive back catalogue. According to a press release, the series was “conceived as a platform for Dead Heads of all ages to virtually congregate during the challenging days the world currently faces and connect in a familiar way, via a Grateful Dead show.”

The first show arrives on April 10th and focuses on the Grateful Dead’s July 4th, 1989 show at Rich Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. It was another monumental night for the band as they moved through a huge 21-song set.

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