06/02/2015 03:37 pm ET | Updated Jun 02, 2015

Grateful Dead To Release Giant 80-Disc Box Set


On October 27th, 1979, the Grateful Dead pulled up to the third stop on their fall tour that year — the Cape Cod Coliseum in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts — for the first of two concerts there. It was not an auspicious setting. The venue was a long, drab box of steel and cement that typically hosted minor-league hockey games and World Wrestling Federation matches.

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