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Overwhelming demand for Grateful Dead's 'Fare Thee Well' shows
Overwhelming demand for Grateful Dead's 'Fare Thee Well' shows

Looks like the Deadheads have turned the slate of final Grateful Dead shows into this year’s golden ticket. More than a week after the surviving members of the band announced a trio of 50th anniversary shows at Chicago's Soldier Field over the Fourth of July weekend, fan demand for tickets was staggering. Following in its tradition, Grateful Dead first made tickets available through a mail order system explained on its website. In the week since the band began accepting requests, they received more than 60,000 envelopes containing more than 350,000 requests – and that’s just the mail-in pre-orders. Tickets – which range from $59.50 to $199.50 -- don’t...

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