Fan Starts Petition for The Grateful Dead to Play Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show

by Jeff Cornell

The Grateful Dead have been making the most of their 50th anniversary following the highly publicized Fare Thee Well shows and the upcoming Dead & Company tour with John Mayer. Now a fan is trying to help the band celebrate their milestone on a huge stage.

A fan named Douglas Machado has started a petition on Change.org to have the iconic band play the halftime of the Super Bowl. The website states: “For 50 years, the greatest of the great in the music industry have graced the Super Bowl stage, dazzling us with their artistry just as the league’s best have dazzled us with their athleticism. To commemorate 50 years of Super Bowl history, what better group of musical engineers to set precedence during such an occasion, who are also celebrating 50 years of historical excellence, than the remaining members of The Grateful Dead!”

Related: Dead & Company announce tour dates

While it sounds like a far-fetched plan, it would be a tremendously serendipitous event for a myriad of reasons. Both the Grateful Dead and Super Bowl are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2015. Also the big game is taking place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., just one hour South of the band’s stomping grounds of San Francisco and where they kicked off their Fare Thee Well shows in epic fashion.

Unfortunately, the petition only has 2,200 signatures. Fans who are interested should sign it and forward it along to fellow Dead-heads. Click here to sign the petition.

As Radio.com previously reported, Bruno Mars has been asked perform at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show.

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