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THE DEAD ,The Allman Brothers Band & The Doobie Brothers Saturday,May 16,2009 On Sale Friday,February 20 at 10:00 a.m.! Seattle,WA – Live Nation is very excited to welcome THE DEAD with guests the Allman Brothers Band and the Doobie Brothers to the Gorge Amphitheatre on Saturday,May 16,2009 at 3:30 p.m. After months of fan speculation bolstered by an October 2008 performance at the “Change Rocks”concert/rally for Barack Obama in State College,PA and three recent viral internet videos with band interviews and performance footage,the DEAD has officially announced tour dates for 2009.This is marks their first trek since 2004’s“Wave That Flag”tour. Original Dead members Bob Weir,Phil Lesh,Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart will be joined by keyboardist Jeff Chimenti and Allman Brothers Band/Gov’t Mule guitarist Warren Haynes,both of whom played with the band at the“Change Rocks”concert. The group first formed with lead guitarist Jerry Garcia as the Grateful Dead in 1965 and is legendary for their live performances.The Grammy-winning Rock & Roll Hall of Fame group always toured relentlessly,allowing their“Dead Head”fans to tape and trade their exploratory,free-flowing concerts. “We’ve got some unfinished business,”says guitarist/singer Bob Weir.“Everybody has a whole new bag of tricks; we have the body of material we worked up over the years and we have a mind meld going on here and it would be a sin to let that just wither and die.” Drummer Mickey Hart adds,“A mind meld is a terrible thing to waste.”Bassist Phil Lesh says,“For me,it’s the question mark that’s really pulling me in…what’s gonna happen? When you walk out on the stage the possibilities are infinite every time.The musical possibilities are infinite:there is no end to it,there’s no back wall and there’s no ceiling,there’s

no floor.It’s infinite and therefore you can still explore it till the day that you die.”Drummer Bill Kreutzmann says,“I get goose bumps just thinking about the possibilities.” Seeds of the idea of touring again were first planted in February of this year when Hart, Lesh and Weir played a“Dead Heads For Obama”show at the Warfield in their native San Francisco,and last year Weir,Kreutzmann and Hart performed at a post-inauguration for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Always sonic and technological adventurers,the Grateful Dead formed in San Francisco’s electric Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in the mid-‘60s,combining their love of bluegrass,country,electric rock and jazz to create one of the most iconic repertoires in rock music.By touring continuously and never relying on radio hits or latest trends, the Dead and Dead Heads created an unparalleled bond.Fans were turned on to the group by live bootlegs and word of mouth,with many following the band on the road for whole tours. For more information,go to or www.Dead.Net/Dead09 Tickets are $95.00 and $45.00 and go on sale Friday,February 20 at 10:00,all Ticketmaster outlets,or charge by phone at (206) 628-0888,in Eastern Washington at (509) 735-0500,or in Oregon at (503) 224-4400. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees. Dates and times subject to change without notice.

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Saturday,July 11,2009 On Sale Saturday,February 14 at 10:00 a.m. Seattle,WA – Live Nation welcomes COLDPLAY to the Gorge Amphitheatre on Saturday,July 11,2009. Four-time GRAMMY® winner Coldplay will launch a North American tour in Portland, OR on July 10th.Coldplay tickets go on sale beginning February 13th at and,with additional dates to be announced soon. The band will perform at the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast event,which is taking place live on Sunday,February 8th,at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m.(ET/PT).Coldplay is nominated for seven GRAMMY awards:Record Of The Year,Song Of The Year and Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals for“Viva La Vida”; Album Of The Year and Best Rock Album for Viva La Vida; and Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals and Best Rock Song for“Violet Hill.” CBS’“60 Minutes”will feature a segment on the band this Sunday in the hour preceding the GRAMMY Awards telecast.Coldplay resumes its enormously successful world tour on February 12th,heading to Japan and Australia before returning to North America for its summer dates.The band,which picked up two Q Awards and two World Music Awards in 2008,was recently honored with four Brit Awards nominations. Viva La Vida was released in June 2008 and charted at No.1 in 36 countries,including the United States and the United Kingdom.In the U.S.,it ranked #1 on the Top Ten Selling Digital Albums chart for 2008 – and it is also the top-selling digital album in SoundScan history.Viva La Vida is the band’s fourth consecutive studio album to be certified multiPlatinum by the RIAA and is fast approaching 8 million units sold worldwide.

August 7 & 8,2009 - On Sale Friday,March 27 at 12:00 p.m.NOON! Seattle,WA – Live Nation welcomes PHISH to the Gorge Amphitheatre on Friday,August 7 and Saturday,August 8,2009. Phish will extend its summer tour with 12 additional dates.The announcement comes on the heels of the band’s three-night stand at Hampton Coliseum in Hampton,VA last weekend.“Over a massive,four-hour set, guitarist Trey Anastasio,bassist Mike Gordon,drummer Jon Fishman and keyboardist Page McConnell ripped through dozens of crowd-favorites,”said “They kicked things off with some of their most compositionally complex tunes,from the knotted prog-funk of‘Fluffhead’to‘Divided Sky,’where the group’s quiet, mellifluous interplay of guitar,drums,bass and keys suggests they’re as well-oiled of a machine as they’ve ever been.” The New York Times,which ran two features on the concerts,noted:“as the opening passage of the anthem‘Fluffhead’enveloped the room,the eruption of exultation was not merely for the band itself but also for the millions in the Phish diaspora who make up perhaps the most fervent fandom in pop music,”while USA Today said:“the foursome built the backbone of its first set on old-school material,expertly navigating hairpin changes and showing as much spunk as they ever have in this millennium.” The band has already recorded demos of 20 new songs and will enter the studio in April to begin work on its new album with Steve Lillywhite (U2,Rolling Stones,Dave Matthews Band),who produced Phish’s 1996 album,Billy Breathes.The Clifford Ball,a seven-DVD box set from JEMP Records/Rhino capturing the band’s entire performance at this landmark 1996 festival,just debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s Top Music Video chart. For additional information on PHISH: Ambrosia Healy,Red Light 310.273.2266 / or visit:

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with special guests Hinder,Papa Roach & Saving Abel Saturday,August 29,2009 On Sale Saturday,March 14 at 9:00 a.m.! Seattle,WA – Live Nation welcomes NICKELBACK to the Gorge Amphitheatre on Saturday,August 29,2009 at 4:00 p.m. Multi-platinum rock powerhouse Nickelback have announced dates for their North American summer tour,in support of their latest album,Dark Horse,on the heels of their opening night sellout of Nashville’s Sommet Center last week.The summer leg of the 2009 tour rolls through Live Nation outdoor amphitheaters beginning July 10 in Darien Lake,NY at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center,with Hinder,Papa Roach and Saving Abel in support. Nickelback is currently on a 32 city tour,selling out arenas across the country.The Nashville Scene said of the kickoff show on February 25th,“…nobody puts on a better show than Nickelback does.You can believe that.” The latest single from the band’s 2008 platinum release Dark Horse,“If Today Was Your Last Day”will be impacting on March 24th at all formats.The brazen rocker“Something In Your Mouth”is currently the #1 rock song in the country. Nickelback are a phenomenally successful touring band whose tours have grossed in excess of $100 million thus far and have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. Dark Horse is Nickelback’s first release since the immensely popular All The Right Reasons, released in 2005. Tickets are $50.00 and go on sale Saturday,March 14 at 9:00,Ticketmaster,or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees.Dates and times subject to change without notice.

with special guests G.Love & the Special Sauce Yonder Mountain String Band LABOR DAY WEEKEND! Friday,September 4,2009 – Sunday,September 6,2009 On Sale Friday,March 13 at 10:00 a.m. Seattle,WA – Live Nation welcomes Dave Matthews Band to the Gorge on Labor Day Weekend,Friday,September 4,Saturday, September 5,and Sunday,September 6,2009 at 7:00 p.m. “Summer means two things in America:It’s hot,and the Dave Matthews Band are on tour,”said Rolling Stone.“Their set delivered the goods at Rothbury,and few would argue they didn’t make the festival their own,”said The Detroit News of Dave Matthews Band’s headlining performance at last summer’s first-ever Rothbury festival.The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette praised the group’s show there as“nothing short of inspired and inspiring” while The Oklahoman said:“this is a band that stretches out and thrives in the open air and under the stars.” “Mr.Matthews’trade is to stir up a mélange of approaches – from rock and folksy pop to bluegrass and smooth jazz – to make doubt positive,make loss a gain,and make depression a celebration,”observed The Dallas Morning News. Dave Matthews Band is Carter Beauford (drums),Stefan Lessard (bass),Dave Matthews (vocals,guitar) and Boyd Tinsley (violin).Joining the group on tour will be Tim Reynolds on guitar,Rashawn Ross on trumpet and Jeff Coffin on saxophone,who are also featured on the new album. Tickets are $48.50 and $70.00 and go on sale Friday,March 13 at 10:00 LiveNation. com,Ticketmaster,or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees.Dates and times subject to change without notice.

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