The Grateful Dead share new rare footage of 1989 concert
As part of their new online series, The Grateful Dead have released yet more classic concert footage and shared their Truckin’ Up to Buffalo which was held at Orchard Park, New York in 1989.
It’s a new weekly live stream series that will screen full concerts from their extensive back catalogue in a bid to raise money for the current crisis relief fund. 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.”
Having already released footage of their April 10th that focuses on the Grateful Dead’s July 4th, 1989 show at Rich Stadium in Orchard Park, New York, the band have moved on to yet another momentous occasion at the very same venue.
The band, who famously released audio of the concert at Orchard Park as part of a double CD soundtrack, have unearthed the full concert footage. Explaining the new series, they said: “We’ve decided to start the streaming video series with the Buffalo ’89 show for a couple of primary reasons. Its excellence is indisputable and is something that we think pretty much everyone will enjoy in the absence of actually being able to see live concerts; and, as a tribute to the many rabid, loyal Dead Heads from the hard-hit tri-state area, which has been affected more than anywhere else in the country.
“To all of the Dead Heads in New York State and beyond, this one’s for you.”