Speaking of Furthur, the group has just announced that they will perform six classic Grateful Dead albums in their entirety over the course of the Furthur Festival on Memorial Day Weekend. On Saturday, Phil and Bobby’s band will tackle American Beauty as Set 1, Workingman’s Dead as Set 2 and Anthem of the Sun as Set 3. On Sunday, Furthur will rock Blues For Allah as Set 1, Axomoxoa as Set 2 and Terrapin Station as Set 3.
The other news about that the festival, that Jambands.com also first reported, is that Furthur will treat fans to a public soundcheck on Friday and the members of the group “will be jamming on several stages with some of their friends.”
This news certainly ups the ante on what was already a fun-looking event. Furthur Festival takes place at Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angel Camp, CA on May 28-30. Tickets are available now through the newly designed Furthur Festival website. Other acts scheduled to perform at Furthur Festival include Electric Hot Tuna, Jackie Greene, Galactic, Larry Campbell & Theresa Williams, Mark Karan and Jemimah Puddleduck, The Mother Hips, The Waybacks, Common Rotation with Dan Bern, Carney and Maiden Lane.