Furthur Comes to Penn State

Jerry Garcia might not be around anymore, but the legacy he’s left extends far beyond a particularly delicious flavor of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. Last year, two of Garcia’s former bandmates in the Grateful Dead started a new project, Furthur, and it was announced earlier this week that the band would be playing at the Bryce Jordan Center this November.

It’s going to be one stop on a tour that hits iconic venues like Madison Square Garden in New York City and the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, and the celebrated stature of those arenas ought to certify Furthur as a legitimate force in the music world, even as its two most celebrated members, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, are working into their sixth decade.

They’ll play some of the hits that made the Grateful Dead famous, but, as any jam band would, will perform them in a way that makes those songs seem new all over again, with extended interludes and improvisations. But that’s not all they have to offer–in addition to covers of other bands’ hits, they’ll also sprinkle in some new music, too, stuff that’s sure to please everyone from aging deadheads to their grandkids, the new generation of college students.

Tickets to see Furthur on November 15th will go on sale at noon this Friday, September 16, with prices either set at $43 or $55. Both general admission and reserved seating will be offered for the 7 p.m. show.

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Devon Edwards

Devon is a 2012 Penn State graduate and current law student at NYU. Devon joined Onward State in January of 2011, after a lengthy stay in the comment section. His likes include sabermetrics, squirrels, and longs walks on the beach, and his dislikes include spelunking, when you put your clothes in the dryer and they come out still kinda damp but also warm, and the religious right.


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