Grateful Dead to reunite for farewell concerts in July The legendary band will celebrate its 50th anniversary by taking the stage for the final time for three shows at Chicago's Soldier Field. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Friday, January 16, 2015, 4:47 PM MORRY GASH/AP The Grateful Dead perform during a reunion concert in Wisconsin in 2002. The band’s final performance will take place in July. The Grateful Dead is coming back to life for final concerts in July. The band announced Friday that surviving members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir will perform three shows from July 3-5 at Soldier Field in Chicago. The band is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the shows will mark its final performances, the band said. They last performed at the Chicago venue in 1995 with band member Jerry Garcia, who died a month after the show. Tickets for "Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead" will be available through a mail order system on Jan. 20. They go on sale online Feb. 14.