Brent Porche

Brent Porche

Brent Porche

What a long strange trip it's been!

Dead and Company are in the middle of a residency at the brand new $2.3 billion dollar sphere in Las Vegas, Nevada. Brent Porche of WMMR Philadelphia got to witness this immersive experience firsthand. It was a wild ride, and you can see his photos below. Check out some spectacular videos here.

Currently, Dead and Company consists of original Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann. Alongside them on stage are John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti, Oteil Burbridge, and Jay Lane.

How big is the Sphere in Las Vegas?

The Sphere is the largest spherical structure in the world. That would be impressive on its own, standing at 366 feet high and 516 feet across. The outside is fitted with over a million LED lights to project dynamic images that outshine most of the neon in Vegas. On the inside, there’s a 160,000-square-foot wraparound screen that reaches above and around the viewer, creating an intense and colorful show.

Who’s performed there so far, and who’s set to play next?

Before Dead & Co’s Dead Forever residency, which runs through August 10th, Phish put on a trippy show at the Vegas venue. U2 broke ground with their run of shows there, celebrating their Achtung Baby album in vivid splendor.

Next up at the Sphere is a residency with the Eagles (the band, not the NFL team – although we’d love to see a Super Bowl in a place like this!). The group just announced that they will perform there in September and October of 2024, and tickets go on sale this Friday (6/21).

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‘Dead Forever’: Dead and Company at the Sphere in Las Vegas

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