Grateful Dead - Mardi Gras - 1995

Grateful Dead Mardi gras 1996 poster by Troy Elders

Troy Alders


Grateful Dead - Mardi Gras - 1995


First printing, lithograph, Near Mint


Numbered Edition,  4,829/7,500


28 1/2" tall x 15 3/4" wide





detail 1

detail 2

close-up of frame and numbered edition

frame at angle


The Dead started playing their Mardi Gras shows at the Henry J Kaiser Auditorium in Oakland CA back in February 1986. Mardi Gras shows always included a parade with giant costumes and New Orleans-themed decorations and sometimes musicians from NOLA like the Neville Brothers. Since this was 1995, it would be the last of these fun shows.



This cool poster was designed by Troy Alders an art director and designer who currently works for Lucasfilm. His work has been showcased at an exhibition of emerging artists at CBGB’s in New York, The Art of the Dead at ArtRock Gallery in San Francisco and The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, and is included in the permanent collection at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland. He has taught graphic design at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco for the past 10 years and received his BFA from CalArts in Southern California.



February 24: Help On The Way-> Slipknot!-> Franklin's Tower, The Same Thing, Althea, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Loose Lucy, Let It Grow Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain, Way To Go Home-> Saint Of Circumstance-> Corinna-> Drums-> Space-> Visions Of Johanna-> Turn On Your Love Light. E: U.S. Blues



February 25: Feel Like A Stranger, Peggy-O, New Minglewood Blues, Row Jimmy, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues, Easy Answers, Deal  Set 2: Victim Or The Crime ->New Speedway Boogie ->Looks Like Rain ->Terrapin Station ->Drums ->Space ->The Other One ->Wharf Rat ->One More Saturday Night. E. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds



February 26:  Let The Good Times Roll, West L.A. Fadeaway, Queen Jane Approximately, Lazy River Road, Mama Tried-> Mexicali Blues, Don't Ease Me In, Drums-> Iko Iko-> Samson & Delilah-> Ship of Fools, Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> Space-> I Need A Miracle-> The Days Between-> Not Fade Away. E: Box Of Rain


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