An iconic American construction simply paid tribute to an iconic American band.
Last Saturday evening, the Empire State Building in New York City synchronized its lighting 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 along side drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, along with guitarist/vocalist John Mayer, bass participant Oteil Burbridge and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti.
“Touch of Grey” used to be the band’s encore, with the Empire State Building lighting fixtures up in sync with the music as Weir and Mayer swapped lead vocals. Watch for the thankfully timed fireworks within the distance simply as Mayer sings “every silver lining’s got a touch of grey.”
The Empire State Building additionally commemorated the Grateful Dead in 2015 all over the “Fare Thee Well” performances, syncing its lighting to “U.S. Blues” because the band performed in Chicago.