Dead & Company have raised over $2 million for charity through memorabilia auctions during their Final Tour stops.
Dead & Company’s Final Tour officially concluded on July 16 with a sold out show at San Francisco’s Oracle Park. The tour featured stops in Colorado, Washington, California, New York, Massachusetts, Illinois and more.
The band is comprised of former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Mickey Hart, alongside John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Chimenti, and Jay Lane,
The auctions were held by Participation Row, a non-profit that accompanied Dead & Company on their final tour. About $2 million was raised from selling memorabilia, bringing the cumulative sum to $4,000,984 in proceeds raised for charities since 2015.
Weir serves as a board member for HeadCount, a non-profit organization that supports voting rights. The band reportedly donated $2 dollars from every ticket purchased on their tour to HeadCount.
“The final auction results are in and we could not be more GRATEFUL,” HeadCount shared in an Instagram post, detailing the earnings raised. “Last night, Deadheads donated over $700,000 to HeadCount, @reverb_org, and the Dead Family non-profits. That included an incredible $275k for the official tour guitar, another $238k for the guitar commemorating the final shows in San Fran, and over $150,000 for pieces of @mickeyhart’s fine art.”
“In all, this year’s auctions eclipsed $2 million in donations – more than all the previous Dead & Co Participation Row auctions combined,” HeadCount’s post continues. “The total since 2015 is $4,000,984. We want to thank the band, @dangelicony, @ajmasthay, and everyone who ever made a bid or just cheered us on.”
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