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Grateful Dead: See Beautiful Onstage Photos From Fare Thee Well Shows

Relive band’s epic 50th-anniversary shows with exclusive preview of ‘Fare Thee Well’ photo book

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Jay Blakesberg

Fans who missed out on the Grateful Dead's Fare Thee Well shows this past summer have plenty of opportunities to relive the magic. An audio and video document of the performances is out now, and on December 1st, the band unveils a beautiful new coffee-table book featuring all-access photographs from the shows by Jay Blakesberg along with supplementary images by Chad Smith, a foreword by former NBA star and noted Deadhead Bill Walton, and an afterword by Dead archivist David Lemieux. We're previewing the volume with an exclusive advance selection of photos.

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Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well photographed at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL July 2, 2015©Jay Blakesberg

Jay Blakesberg

Pedals (Chicago, July 2nd)

Jay Blakesberg captures a pedal board onstage at Chicago's Soldier Field on July 2nd, 2015.

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Jay Blakesberg

Trey, Bob and Phil (Chicago, July 3rd)

Trey Anastasio, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir perform at Chicago's Soldier Field in Chicago on July 3rd, 2015.

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Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well photographed at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL July 3, 2015©Jay Blakesberg

Jay Blakesberg

Mickey and Bill (Chicago, July 3rd)

Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann perform at Chicago's Soldier Field in Chicago on July 3rd, 2015.

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Jay Blakesberg

Guitars (Santa Clara, June 26th)

Jay Blakesberg captures a pair of guitars onstage at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on June 26th, 2015.

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Jay Blakesberg

Bruce, Jeff, Mickey, Bob, Phil, Bill and Trey (Chicago, July 5th)

Bruce Hornsby, Jeff Chimenti, Mickey Hart, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Trey Anastasio wave to the camera at Chicago's Soldier Field on July 5th, 2015.

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The Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well photographed at Soldier Stadium in Chicago, IL July 4, 2015

Chad Smith

Fireworks (Chicago, July 4th)

The Dead's July 4th show at Chicago's Soldier Field featured an unforgettable fireworks display.

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Jay Blakesberg

Bruce, Jeff, Bob, Phil, Trey, Mickey and Bill (Santa Clara, June 28th)

Bruce Hornsby, Jeff Chimenti, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Trey Anastasio, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann take a bow at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on June 28th, 2015.

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