Grateful Dead Tickets: Yours for Up to $116K

Farewell/reunion show sold out
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2015 11:48 AM CST
Grateful Dead Tickets: Yours for Up to $116K
In this May 9, 2009, file photo, The Dead, formerly the Grateful Dead, perform at The Forum in the Inglewood section of Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

The "core four" original members of the Grateful Dead are reuniting for a three-day 50th anniversary show in Chicago, and let's just say people really, really want to see it. The farewell show, appropriately titled Fare Thee Well, sold out, but tickets are being sold on the secondary market for as much as $116,000 each. Even the least-expensive tickets are around $1,350, Billboard reports, and CNN notes that some of those have an obstructed view. Soldier Field, where the July 3-5 event is being held, seats about 70,000; the original ticket prices ranged from $59.50 to $199.50 per day. Phish frontman Trey Anastasio will be taking over for the late Jerry Garcia. (More Grateful Dead stories.)

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