Warren Haynes And Melvin Seals Add Third Set To Red Rocks Symphonic Celebration
The Warren Haynes-led Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration just keeps getting better! The band, which will include JGB organist Melvin Seals, drummer Jeff Sipe, bassist Lincoln Schleifer, and vocalists Jasmine Muhammad and Jacklyn LaBranch, have announced a third set of music to their Red Rocks performance on Monday, August 1. Falling on the birthday of the late Jerry Garcia, the show is “shaping up to be a monumental evening,” says Haynes.This news excitingly comes on the heels of the announcement that Jerry Garcia‘s iconic “Tiger” guitar will also be on stage for the evening. The esteemed guitar was primarily used by Garcia from 1979 to 1989, though problems with his “Rosebud” guitar forced the mid-show switch. Since that day, “Tiger” has not been seen publicly, though the guitar did get some recent exposure. Read more here.In a Facebook post from Warren Haynes, he commented: “August 1st is shaping up to be a monumental evening. Any time you play Red Rocks, it’s a special occasion. And when we were able to book the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration there on Jerry’s birthday, we knew the planets were aligning. We started thinking about ways to honor the occasion and who we’d like to have be a part of the celebration, and there really was no one who made more sense than Melvin. If all that wasn’t enough, having the opportunity to play Tiger for the very first time since Jerry played it at the last Dead show over 20 years ago, really is the cherry on top.”Tickets for the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration are currently on-sale here, and will also stream on SiriusXM’s Grateful Dead channel on Wednesday, August 3 at 9 p.m. ET.