The surviving members of the Grateful Dead said they are adding two Bay Area dates to their "Fare Thee Well," originally scheduled as three concerts at Solider Field in Chicago on July 4 weekend, according to SFist.
Band members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir said they will play on June 27 and 28 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara to celebrate their 50th anniversary.
The band wrote on their website why they decided to return to the Bay Area, where they were founded.
"Although none of us knew it when we walked off the stage at Soldier Field on July 9, 1995, the Grateful Dead's long strange trip ended in Chicago that night. As you are aware, twenty years later, we’re returning to Chicago to properly say Fare Thee Well.
But every good ending must start with a beginning. For us, it all began fifty years ago when we grabbed a bunch of instruments off the walls of a music store in Palo Alto California and began banging away on them in the back room, at night after the store had closed for the day.
Since we made the decision to go back to Chicago to say our final goodbye, it has become clear to us that we first need to return to our beginnings, where we first said hello — to each other and to all of you.
And so it is that we have decided to plug in for two additional shows on June 27 and 28 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California — just a dozen miles south of where Dana Morgan’s Music Store once stood."
About 65,000 tickets will go on sale for each night at Levi's Stadium, costing between $59.50 and $199.50 each.
People who want to go to the concert, can request tickets here.