Grateful Dead Shirt : Vintage Original (Genuine / Authentic) : 1989 : Halloween Pumpkin! John' Mikio' Kennedy Art Design!
1989 Grateful Dead Merchandise, Inc. ('89 GDM) : X Large (XL) : The Vintage-Original! 1989 Fall Tour Built To Last! Skull & Roses Halloween Pumpkin Shirt!- for the 1989 Grateful Dead' Built To Last' Fall Tour!!! - in conjunction with the The' Last & Final' G. Vintage Rock Shirt Collector's! - and all Loyal Fans of' Real-Deal' Live Rock & Roll!!! Of an'89 Tour Grateful Dead Shirt - and, quite frankly, I'm not even sure you have to be a Deadhead to Love this one.. But, of course - it certainly does help! Gosh, I mean the' meaning' of this Shirt, and the Amazing Graphics Images!
On this Shirt are so incredibly amazing in it's history & background, that I could go on, and on... Well, initially - the Grateful Dead had the ultra-talented G.Design this one, with the intention of using it - in conjunction with Arista records for a promotional launch release of the Grateful Dead's latest Album... Prankster-eque fashion - in hindsight, though obviously not knowing at all then... This Album would indeed become the Last & Final Grateful Dead studio Album! All'60's &'70's G. Purists likely disagreeing - but, there is certainly a valid side to that story!
But that-conversation, is for another later day indeed... So - Arista developed a nice little marketing campaign for this' Built To Last' Album which included all kinds of cool stuff, with' Built To Last' Playing Cards being one of the very-cool parts of the launch! During the'89 Fall Tour - these neat little promo cards were handed out to Fans inside Shows, in the Breezeways, Marketing Booths, and such - and, they were a Playing Card on one side, and on the other side? The Halloween Pumpkin Skull & Roses Logo! -- with, a cool little slogan on the cards below the image that read " On Halloween The Dead Rise Again "!!!The reason in this, is because' Built To Last' had a scheduled official release date by GDP & Arista - of 10/31/89! Right smack dab on the day of Halloween!!! So, along with much other cool stuff too... And, as the photos very-well show - you could argue that it is truly once of the Neatest! Grateful Dead Shirt designs of all time.
So, on the initial surface - this is already just about as cool, as cool can get! On the front of the Shirt, and " Grateful Dead " printed in a very Fall-meets-Halloweenie Font!On the back of the Shirt. Then, you can just leave it to the Good Ol' Grateful Dead - making it even Cooler!
Too -- since they played one of the most' Welcomed' little trick in the History of Rock & Roll! They booked the East Coast leg Tour Openers at the Hampton Coliseum in Virginia - as their " 1st " Band name... And from that point on... Was happening as they dug way-way deep in that Good Ol' Song Vault, and began delivering Dead Fan-staggering!And, not only did these Fan-favorites & Band-favorites too get delivered all throughout this'89 Fall Tour... But, they were for the most part kept in the G.
Live song-rotation all the way through the Early / Mid'90's! So, you could have been on Tour religiously!
With the Dead in the'70's &'80's, and... There was still a real good chance that you never caught any of these tunes live. But, in'89 - Everyone!Could change that - by getting themselves a ticket & going to see the Band! As it goes without even saying - this was indeed beyond! For the Grateful Dead, and a way more then welcomed one too - as this material was played with Passion, Fire, and Attack! And they were so Incredibly-Hot! In this period, and were really re-defining what being in-the-groove really means.
Is what this Shirt represents, to say the very-least. The Miko-designed Halloween Pumpkin - Skull & Roses! Much-much more than just your average, yet Excellent!Enjoy this one, and wear it with some Festive-Fall & Spooky Deadhead Pride!!!! : >>> 9/29/1989 : Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, California (CA). 9/30/1989 : Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, California (CA).
10/1/1989 : Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, California (CA) 10/8/1989 : Hampton Coliseum - Hampton, Virginia (VA) - Show billed as "The Warlocks"!!! 10/9/1989 : Hampton Coliseum - Hamtpon, Virginia (VA). Show billed as "The Warlocks"!!!
10/11/1989 : Brendan Byrne Arena (Meadowlands Arena) - East Rutherford, New Jersey (NJ). 10/12/1989 : Brendan Byrne Arena (Meadowlands Arena) - East Rutherford, New Jersey (NJ). 10/13/1989 : Brendan Byrne Arena (Meadowlands Arena) - East Rutherford, New Jersey (NJ). 10/14/1989 : Brendan Byrne Arena (Meadowlands Arena) - East Rutherford, New Jersey (NJ). 10/15/1989 : Brendan Byrne Arena (Meadowlands Arena) - East Rutherford, New Jersey (NJ).10/16/1989 : Brendan Byrne Arena (Meadowlands Arena) - East Rutherford, New Jersey (NJ) 10/18/1989 : The Spectrum - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PA). 10/19/1989 : The Spectrum - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PA). 10/20/1989 : The Spectrum - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PA) 10/22/1989 : Charlotte Coliseum - Charlotte, North Carolina (NC). 10/23/1989 : Charlotte Coliseum - Charlotte, North Carolina (NC) 10/25/1989 : Miami Arena - Miami, Florida (FL) 10/26/1989 : Miami Arena - Miami, Florida (FL) 10/31/1989 : " Built To Last " LP is Released!! Pit-to-Pit = 23.5" Length = 31" As this is a used vintage clothing item, here are the issues that stand out to my eye upon very close inspection : >>> small (2mm) hole located on back bottom of shirt (please see photos/photo #8). >>> small bleach spots and/or paint spots located on front bottom of shirt, and on right arm back and front sides (please see photos/photos #9, #10 & #11). >>> vintage cracking of the design image emblems on front & back of shirt (please see design image photos). >>> some light fading of the black shirt material (please see photos). Please see all photos provided... This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Rock & Pop\Artists G\Grateful Dead\Apparel". The seller is "springfromnight1989" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.