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Grateful Dead Announces "Last-Ever" Performance at Soldier Field

The three-night event is scheduled for July 3-5

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    WASHINGTON - JANUARY 20: The band Grateful Dead performs at the Mid-Atlantic Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center on January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

    Believe it or not, the Grateful Dead is coming back to Soldier Field.

    The four living members of the Grateful Dead have announced plans for a celebratory performance at Soldier Field for the band’s 50th anniversary, a star-studded show that is set to be the original members' “last-ever performance together.”

    The “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead” performance will see Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir reunite at Soldier Field, nearly 20 years to the day of the band’s final performance, which took place at the venue roughly one month before Jerry Garcia’s death in August 1995.

    The three-night event is scheduled for July 3-5 with each night seeing two sets of music.

    The band will be joined by Phish's Trey Anastasio on guitar, Jeff Chimenti on keyboard and Bruce Hornsby on piano.

    Tickets will be available via a first come first serve mail order system beginning Jan. 20, followed by an online pre-sale through Dead Online Ticketing Feb. 12 and will open to the general public Feb. 14 on Ticketmaster, according to dead50.net.