Would love, love, love a Dead tour with John K and Jeff C, in addition to the core 4. From a marketing and finance angle (for better or worse) I think you have to call it "The Dead" to capitalize on the anniversary significance... The "Golden Jubilee" tour.
Unfortunately it seems Warren Haynes is the De Facto Jerry replacement with The Dead entity - even more so now considering his tour playing "Wolf", Jerry's old guitar. I'd be disappointed, but can see a big Grateful Dead/Allman Brothers type tour at big venues. You can bet the GD entity will be entertaining all kind of pressures from other bands etc that will want in on this money-maker.
Really hope not though. I remember the setlists suffering greatly from more hands being in the pot (ex. Warren, Mickey, etc). I can go without cheesy songs like "Baba Jingo" , "Only the Strange Remain" , "Night of a Thousand Stars" - there is probably a dozen others.
That is why I like the idea of keeping it "Furthur" with Rhythm Devils, as someone mentioned. But the business angle will play a big role so we will probably get The Dead with Warren Haynes. Boo.
Keep it simple and true to the music - Dead Tour in 2015 with John K and Jeff C!
Hear Hear Andrew!!
Since when does Warren have The Wolf? Gasp! It was not however the last guitar Jerome played though
Yes!! JC + The Final Four as I like to refer to them as, Fairplay is a MUST!! Come on Billy, I know you love it, even if they're a pain in your and all of our asses too, but remember it, right?