From left, Phil Lesh, Bill Breutzmann, Bob Weir, and Mickey Hart perform at Terrapin Station, The Grateful Dead Family Reunion on Aug. 3, 2002 at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wis.

From left, Phil Lesh, Bill Breutzmann, Bob Weir, and Mickey Hart perform at Terrapin Station, The Grateful Dead Family Reunion on Aug. 3, 2002 at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wis.

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When the Grateful Dead first announced its 50th anniversary farewell earlier this year and mail orders flooded inboxes with ticket requests, it seemed doubtful that anyone beyond a couple thousand people would be able to witness the magic. But now -- thanks to technology -- there seem to be more ways than ever for fans to rock alongside the band until the last note.

6 North Texas theaters to stream Grateful Dead's last concert this summer

The Grateful Dead announced Tuesday it will broadcast all 50th anniversary concert performances via YouTube for a per-night cost:

  • June 27-28 in Santa Clara, California: $19.95 per night
  • July 3-5 in Chicago: $29.95 per night

According to the Chicago Tribune, the webcast will stream across nearly every YouTube-connected platform via channel dead50, including Android, iOS, Chromcast, Apple TV, Samsung and Panasonic Smart TVs, Xbox360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and WiiU. 

Six Dallas-Fort Worth movie theaters will also be showing the broadcast, as will select bars such as Sundown at Granada in Dallas.

Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of the Grateful Dead concert series features the remaining members of the band. Phish front man Trey Anastasio will join Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreuzmann for the send off. 

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