Welcome to Grosvenor Square! In this blog, we will journey to many of the venues that the Grateful Dead played until Jerry Garcia’s death in 1995. The venues in which the Grateful Dead played became an integral part of the music and culture that developed around the band. The idea of the venue as part of the myth of the Grateful Dead really became apparent to me on May 1, 2009. On this date, I attended the first night of a final two night run that the remaining Dead played at the Spectrum, an old concert venue in Philadelphia slated for demolition. It was the most emotional concert experience that I had ever had; witnessing the end of an era, the Dead and the Deadheads bidding a tearful goodnight to an old friend and traveling companion. As I relived the memories of that night, I began to think about all the other old venues that the Dead played and what their present state was in this world. Are they still there? Are they still a vibrant performance space? Have they been demolished? Converted? Enshrined? So, I thought that I would start this blog to find an answer to these questions. I will not follow a strict timeline of tour dates, but rather will just post a picture of a random venue location about once a month or so. I will also include a brief explanation of the site in relation to Grateful Dead touring history, the current state of the venue, and any other little tidbit of information that I think relevant. And then I hope to hear from you–your comments, your memories, your impressions. OK, so let’s get on the bus, shall we?

The real Grosvenor Square in London, England


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Baba
    Nov 14, 2011 @ 17:31:52

    I saw on another site you were seeking info on the Billerica forum for a may 79 show. The venue is still there and as far as I can tell the dead are the only band to ever hold a concert there.
    It was renamed the Tully forum shortly after and was home to umass Lowell hockey in the 80s and 90s. Once the team outgrew the forum it was given to the town of Chelmsford and renamed the Chelmsford forum. It lies on the Billerica/Chelmsford town line.


  2. grosvenorsquare
    Nov 14, 2011 @ 23:44:47

    Thank you for the information Baba! I did come across the name Chelmsford Forum in my research, but could not confirm that it was the same venue, this is most helpful.

    Thanks again!


  3. type b Tie Dye Studios
    Jun 30, 2012 @ 02:35:46

    lets take a trip to Hershey Park Stadium, (6-28-85)


  4. type b Tie Dye Studios
    Jun 30, 2012 @ 02:39:47

    Suure! Let’s go!!!


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