An iconic American development simply paid tribute to an iconic American band.
Last Saturday evening, the Empire State Building in New York City synchronized its lighting fixtures to the Grateful Dead’s 1987 hit “Touch of Grey” because the band’s by-product, Dead & Company, performed at Citi Field in Queens.
Dead & Company options 3 surviving contributors of the Dead: guitarist and vocalist Bob Weir at the side of drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, along with guitarist/vocalist John Mayer, bass participant Oteil Burbridge and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti.
“Touch of Grey” was once the band’s encore, with the Empire State Building lights up in sync with the track as Weir and Mayer swapped lead vocals. Watch for the luckily timed fireworks within the distance simply as Mayer sings “every silver lining’s got a touch of grey.”
The Empire State Building additionally venerated the Grateful Dead in 2015 throughout the “Fare Thee Well” performances, syncing its lighting fixtures to “U.S. Blues” because the band performed in Chicago.