Your probably already know that Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Bono and many more are performing at some of the Inaugural festivities, but recently added for the Mid-Atlantic Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C. on January 20th will be none other than the Dead. As recently reported, the Dead are embarking on a new tour this year, but before they do they will jam for Barack Obama before heading out on the road in April.
The Dead supported Barack Obama’s campaign for President of the United States with a couple of shows last year and were rewarded as one of the chosen few artists to entertain the crowd at the ball. Mickey Hart was quoted recently in Rolling Stone when asked if they had passed the security clearance, “Oh, yeah, we don’t look so bad on paper. It’s not as bad as you might think.”. Considering the strange trip the Dead have been on through the years, even this may be a bit of a surprise to some of his supporters. Now that is something I just have to see, the President of the United States jamming with The Dead. Let’s just hope the air will be a lot clearer than most of the Dead’s concerts.