Supergroup and Grateful Dead tribute band, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, comes as the first show announced at KettleHouse Amphitheater for 2019 — with a concert date scheduled for June 2nd.
Missoula has a strong Deadhead community and has been asking for this show for awhile. JRAD has yet to play in Montana and will be a great follow up to Bob Weir’s recent sold out performance at The Wilma.
Furthur drummer, Joe Russo, formed the band in 2013 with Ween bassist Dave Dreiwitz, keyboardist Marco Benevento, guitarist/vocalist Scott Metzger, and American Babies’ guitarist/vocalist Tom Hamilton.
Probably best stated by Scott Bernstein of Jambase:
“Not only does this quintet play tight and vicious versions of some of the most complex songs in the Grateful Dead’s repertoire, but they play them with a rawness & energy absent from the stage since the ‘Live’ Dead era. More importantly, all of the jams are wild and incredibly adventurous. Russo’s a beast behind the kit who’s in the peak of his career. Metzger is a criminally underrated guitarist who has a chameleon-like ability to alter his sound to compliment any situation. Dreiwitz’s intensity is unmatched by anyone, while Benevento spouts these crazy tones and layers of sound that mix the best of what each keyboardist in GD history brought to the band. Finally, add Hamilton, whose voice and biting leads help push this ensemble over the top.”
Tickets are on sale Friday, November 16 at 11am The Top Hat, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. General Admission standing pit tickets and general admission seating/lawn tickets are available. All ages are welcome.