The Grateful Dead is finishing up its 50-year career as one of the most well-known rock bands of the past century. However, not all of the band’s fans can get to its final concerts in Santa Clara, California and Chicago, Illinois. To rectify this, the Grateful Dead is making these events available via YouTube.
In conjunction with Live Alliance, YouTube will sell access to live streams of the Grateful Dead’s last five shows. Fans who want to tune in can pay $19.95 each for the Santa Clara broadcasts on June 27 and 28, and $29.95 each for the Chicago events on July 3, 4, and 5. Viewers will be able to watch the broadcasts on any device which supports the YouTube site or app.
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YouTube is renowned for being a top destination for music fans. After all, the most-searched word on the site in 2014 was music and artists routinely attract hordes of new subscribers and billions of views on Google’s online video site. YouTube has only strengthened its reputation as an artist-friendly digital venue by live streaming the yearly Coachella event; YouTube also soon plans to release a music subscription service out of beta.
You can catch any of the Grateful Dead’s last five concerts via youtube.com/dead50. You can pre-purchase the broadcasts starting June 24, 2015, at 6 PM EST.