WHAT: SIRIUS XM will broadcast several of The Dead’s shows from their spring 2009 tour, the band’s first tour in five years, exclusively on its Grateful Dead Channel. The live broadcasts will kick off with The Dead’s show at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA, on Saturday, April 18.

SIRIUS XM’s Grateful Dead Channel will provide Dead fans with the only on-air opportunity to hear the highly-anticipated concerts.

In addition to live concert broadcasts, SIRIUS XM listeners will have access to behind-the-scenes updates from various stops along on the tour. The band’s archivist and host of the Grateful Dead Channel’s “Today in Grateful Dead History,” David Lemieux and noted author, Dead community member and co-host of the Grateful Dead Channel’s live talk show “Tales from the Golden Road,” Gary Lambert will lend their insight from many of the stops on the band’s historic tour.

SIRIUS XM listeners are invited to join the Grateful Dead community with their own reviews and thoughts about the spring tour by calling 1-877-767-DEAD.

WHERE: The Grateful Dead Channel, SIRIUS channel 32 and XM channel 57

WHEN: Live broadcast of DCU Center concert in Worcester, MA, on Saturday, April 18

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MORE: The Grateful Dead Channel is an exclusive channel that features music spanning the band’s career with unreleased concert recordings and original shows hosted by band members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann. The channel also features rare archival interviews with Jerry Garcia and contributions from Grateful Dead expert David Gans and Dead archivist David Lemieux.