Grateful Dead Fare The Well Tour: Empire State Building synchronized light show |


Empire State Building jams out to Grateful Dead with synchronized July 4 light show

(Jason Kaczorowski Photography)

The Grateful Dead lit up New York City on Independence Day, all the way from their concert at Chicago’s Soldier Field.

The LED tower lights atop New York’s Empire State Building put on a colorful light show Saturday night, synchronized with the band’s live performance of “U.S. Blues” during the July 4 stop on their “Fare Thee Well” tour.

The production, created by lighting designer Marc Brickman, had the famous skyscraper lit up in red, white, and blue, plus an assortment of Grateful Dead imagery in the mast of the building.

Concertgoers at Soldier Field saw the light show on screens as the band performed. If you weren’t there, you can see it the video above. New Yorkers can also enjoy an encore performance on Sunday, July 5, at 9 p.m. ET, and tune into iHeartRadio’s Q104.3 to listen along to “U.S. Blues” as they watch the show.

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