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Dead & Company Offer 10,000 Free Tickets For MSG Show

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Most of the surviving members of the Grateful Dead and John Mayer are teaming up with American Express's "American Express Unstaged" music series for a special free concert in November at New York's Madison Square Garden.

The MSG show is part of a planned tour of the US by Dead & Company, a 'supergroup' that formed in the wake of the hugely successful Grateful Dead farewell concerts in Santa Clara, CA and Chicago last summer.

As a part of the deal with American Express, Mayer, and the members of the Dead, including Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, will give away 10,000 free tickets to the show through Dead & Company's website. No tickets for the show will go on sale.

The Madison Square Garden show is part of a planned tour of the US for Dead & Company, which kicks off Oct. 29 in Albany, New York.

"We're about halfway in and rehearsals are going well, if I may say," Weir told Billboard. "We've been through 45 or 50 tunes and I'm not going to tell you that we have them entirely locked down, but we have a good handle on them."

Fans can enter to win tickets for the MSG show starting on Monday through Thursday on Dead & Company's website. – Staff Writers