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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Reconstruction in Tempe, AZ, July 29, 1979 (CANCELED)



**update: the show was canceled, per JGBP's correspondence with show promoter, in comments**


I gather up a lot of stuff, and "processing" it takes time. I appear to have gathered the above about 2/20/2015. It bears the watermark of noted photog Jay Blakesberg, and it's a ca. July 1979 schedule of Dead-related events put out by the GD offices.

Of course, I care about the "Reconstruction Band". July 14-15 in Colorado were canceled, Garcia putatively ill (but not so ill that the GD couldn't spend some time in the studio, per a few cuts on the Beyond Description release - harumph). July 20 and 22 shows happened, the July 28 show in San Diego is uncertain (no tape, no other hard evidence), and this is the first I have seen of a listing for the band at Dooley's in Tempe, AZ.

I have no idea if the show happened. If it did, it'd be notable as the band's only out-of-state gig outside the April shows at Barry Fey's Rainbow Music Hall in Denver. **update: as noted above, and elaborated in comments, the show was sold out but canceled for reasons not recalled.

4 comments:

  1. There's a display ad in the Los Angeles Times, July 27, 1979, p. D6. I don't have it but asked a librarian at the LA Library to take a look. Waiting a response from Lou Adler Jr. also. Ho owns the Roxy in L.A.

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  2. In an email, Danny Zelisko says, "Sorry this date never played. It was sold out and then was canceled, don’t remember why."
    So maybe it was at the Roxy, L.A. instead.

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  3. Great sleuthing, as always. Thanks for sharing that info!

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