Dylan will tour with the Dead. He'll co-headline with the band for the first time since 1987

By Gary Susman
Updated April 16, 2003 at 04:00 AM EDT

Bob Dylan and the Dead, the two most notorious road warrior acts among 1960s survivors, will reteam this summer for the first time in 16 years. Dylan, who’s been on the road constantly for more than a decade, will join the August leg of the Dead’s ”Summer Getaway,” its first full tour since frontman Jerry Garcia died in 1995.

Dylan last joined the Dead for a co-headlining jaunt in 1987, a tour that spawned the live album ”Dylan and the Dead.” This time, he’ll play 10 dates with the band, including stops in Tampa; Indianapolis; and Columbus, Ohio, from July 29 to August 10. Willie Nelson, Steve Winwood, and second-generation jam band moe. will play with the Dead during the earlier leg of the tour, which runs June 15 to July 8. Throughout the tour. Joan Osborne will be sitting in with the Dead as a vocalist. Ticket and venue information is available at the Dead’s website.