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Photo Recap: A Deadhead Revival for Dead And Company at BB&T Pavilion

Dead & Company | Photo by Sydney Schaefer for WXPN | sydneyschaeferphotos.com

Grateful Dead fans, otherwise known as Deadheads, and John Mayer fans alike, gathered from all over the tristate area last night as Dead & Company headlined a completely sold out show at Camden’s BB&T Pavilion. The entire venue was a sea of tie dye and covered in a haze of smoke as the crowd was taken back to the psychedelic time of the 1970s – when the Grateful Dead (the Dead) were in their prime.

Dead & Company did everything last night just as they did back then – in Grateful Dead style. There was no opener, as always, but kept the crowd captivated with two spectacular sets by all 6 members. As the band walked out on stage and was greeted by a roar of applause and cheering, the band members picked up their instruments and went right into playing “Feel Like a Stranger,” a song off the Dead’s 1980 release, Go To Heaven, immediately turning BB&T Pavilion into a time machine and blasting thousands of people back in time. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Imelda May at Union Transfer, Dead & Company at BB&T Pavilion

Imelda May | via the artist’s facebook

If you weren’t able to see Imelda May‘s moving performance during last week’s Free At Noon, you have another chance to catch the Irish singer-songwriter tonight at Union Transfer. Imelda May released her fifth studio record Life Love Flesh Blood in April, holding the top spot on the UK Americana chart for three consecutive weeks. For tickets and more information, see the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Dead & Company returning to town – listen to interviews with John Mayer and Bob Weir

John Mayer (left) Photo by: Frank Ockenfells, Courtesy of the artist / Bob Weir (right) Photo by: Jay Blakesberg/Courtesy of the artist

Dead & Company return to the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey this Sunday, June 25th. Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir will be joined once again by John Mayer. Recently, Bob Weir and John Mayer made appearances on World Cafe. Mayer was interviewed by World Cafe host Talia Schlanger around the release of Mayer’s recent solo album, The Search For Everything. The Cafe’s David Dye did a session with Bob Weir in November, 2016, around the release of Bob’s album, Blue Mountain.

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Just Announced: John Mayer adds summer date at BB&T Pavilion, shares Wave Two of new LP

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John Mayer | photo by Frank Ockenfels | courtesy of the artist

After selling out his April 7th date at the Wells Fargo Center, John Mayer has announced an extension of his The Search for Everything tour that stops at BB&T Pavilion in Camden on August 18th. Tickets go sale Saturday, March 4th at 10:00 a.m. and will be available via the XPN Concert Calendar.

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Just Announced: John Mayer will headline Wells Fargo Center in April

John Mayer | photo courtesy of the artist
John Mayer | photo courtesy of the artist

Acclaimed singer-songwriter and guitarist John Mayer just announced The Search For Everything World Tour, which brings him to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Friday, April 7. Tickets are on sale this Friday, February 3rd at 11 a.m.; more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Below, watch him perform “Love on the Weekend” on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Margaret Glaspy at Johnny Brenda’s, Dead & Co at BB&T Pavillion, Kevin Morby at Boot and Saddle

Margaret Glaspy
Margaret Glaspy | Photo by Hope Helmuth for WXPN | hopehelmuth.com

She’s new to ATO Records, and soon she could be a household name. For now, we’re lucky enough to experience Margaret Glaspy at Johnny Brenda’s where she’ll play tonight. Last Friday, she released her debut record Emotions and Math. In April, she stopped by for a Folkadelphia Session. Give it a listen below and head to the XPN Concert Calendar for all the details on tonight’s gig. Continue reading →