Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater | Vail, Colorado
The wait is over, Colorado Deadheads! Here to resurrect the spirit of ‘60s bluegrass rock, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead returns for the second year in a row to perform back-to-back hits at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater on Friday, May 31st. Luckily, the ongoing US tour of this ensemble is far from over, with additional dates being confirmed for 2024! Covering the iconic music of American psychedelic rockers Grateful Dead, the five-piece is getting together with long-time fans and new listeners to rediscover genre-defining tracks like “Sugar Magnolia,” “Ripple,” “Dark Star,” and more! Delight in the natural beauty and charm of Gore Creek’s mountain scenery as you listen to your favorite tunes on the best speakers in the state! Plus, with a seating capacity of more than 2,800 guests, the outdoor theater is definitely the best place to hold this upcoming tribute event. Prioritize top-tier seating arrangements by hitting the “Get Tickets” button now!
The mountains are coming to life with the sounds of Grateful Dead as Joe Russo’s Almost Dead tribute act goes live at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater on Friday, May 31st! The tribute act’s latest weekend trip to Colorado is on the horizon, and this two-night stint will include one show each in Vail City and the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison.
It’s time for round two at the rugged venue! Back by popular demand, members Marco Benevento (keyboard), Dave Dreiwitz (bass), Tom Hamilton (guitar), Scott Metzger (guitar), and the vocal maestro Joe Russo himself are hitting the stage for the second time since their appearance last year. These longtime friends have been touring the world with covers from the Grateful Dead, an American band renowned for exploring elements of blues, jazz, folk, country, bluegrass, gospel, reggae with world music.
Showing us that psychedelic rock is not dead, the dawn of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead signals a new era for this mixed genre. Previously known as The Warlocks, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers were popular for their improvised performances on top of becoming one of the highest-grossing bands for decades despite only having one top-40 single, “Touch of Grey.”
“These guys are so much more than a Grateful Dead cover band. Sure, their energetic interpretations of classic Dead tunes are unmatched, but it is their timing, nuance, song selection, and sequence that make the shows so special… that ability to be unique, while still staying within the Dead tradition, showed itself throughout the show. ,” Pollstar News shared.
JOE RUSSO’S ALMOST DEAD SETLIST
Beat It on Down the Line
Cats Under the Stars
Box of Rain
Viola Lee Blues
Help on the Way
Ready to rock with us at the Rocky Mountains? Let’s go! Under the vast, open sky, the massive Colorado venue offers superb acoustics that allow every strum, beat, and lyric to reach the hearts of the audience, no matter where they’re seated at the outdoor theater! Get your tickets now for Joe Russo’s Almost Dead live at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater on Friday, May 31st!