Grateful Dead to Release May ’77 Box!

The Grateful Dead’s Spring Tour of 1977 is deservedly legendary, and one of our absolute favorites here at Music Mook. We’ve previously reviewed one of the Dead’s greatest releases, Dick’s Picks Vol. 29, which featured two complete shows from May 19 and May 21 (read here). We also took a look at the simply wonderful Winterland 1977 box set which featured three complete shows from June 7, 8 and 9 (read here). Technically the last show of the tour was May 28, released officially as To Terrapin, but the boys made one last stop at Winterland to deliver some truly magical music. Included with that box was a bonus disc featuring a killer segment of the second set from May 12 which turned out to be one of my absolute favorite single discs of Dead ever. Looks like this complete show will now be included in the upcoming box!

The shows included in the May ’77 box, 14 discs in all, will be:

  • May 11, 1977 St. Paul Civic Center Arena, St. Paul, MN
  • May 12, 1977 Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL
  • May 13, 1977 Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL
  • May 15, 1977 St. Louis Arena, St. Louis MO
  • May 17, 1977 Memorial Coliseum, Tuscaloosa AL

The Grateful Dead in May 1977? We gotta say…we’re excited!

Now up for sale on www.dead.net!

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