Grateful Dead members planning full-scale tour?

Reports suggest an Autumn tour featuring John Mayer is in the works

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Members of the Grateful Dead are apparently planning an October tour with John Mayer.

Billboard reports that Mayer and “select members of the group” are already in rehearsals. The Billboard story specifically cites Bob Weir as one of the musicians.

The Grateful Dead are due to play five shows in total on their Fare Thee Well tour, scheduled for June 27 and 28 in Santa Clara, California and July 4, 5 and 6 in Chicago.Billboard estimates a potential haul of $50 million from ticket sales for the five shows.

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The band have recently announced plans to broadcast the Fare Thee Well shows on pay-per-view and also via online streaming.

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