The Dead Raise for Obama

By | September 19, 2008 at 2:06 AM

Barack Obama has a lot to be Grateful for.

Surviving Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Bob Weir and Bill Kreutzmann have signed on to headline a fundraiser for the Democratic presidential candidate next month in Pennsylvania.

Though Lesh, Hart and Weir jammed together at a Deadheads for Obama concert in San Francisco in February, Kreutzmann hasn’t performed with all three since 2004, when they toured as the Dead.

But such is the pull that Obama appears to have. Now if he could just exercise his   bridge-building prowess in the Middle East…

The Change Rocks event, also featuring the Allman Brothers Band, takes place Oct. 13 at Pennsylvania State University’s Bryce Jordan Center. Tickets are $50, $30 for students.

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