Dead & Company Recaps Tour Success, Sets Attendance Record for Wrigley Field

first_imgDead & Company wrapped up their biggest tour yet last weekend with two sold-out shows at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL. Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, veteran Jeff Chimenti, and firmly-welcomed newcomers John Mayer and Oteil Burbridge set the all-time record for most paid tickets for a single concert at the ballpark, drawing more than 80,000 fans across both shows.Dead & Co Closes Summer Tour With Sunshine Daydream Fireworks Spectacle At Wrigley [Videos]The 2017 tour, which lasted from the end of may through the first of July, drew in nearly 500,000 fans and consisted of 20 concerts, 10 of which were sold out shows, in 15 cities, including two-night stands at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Shoreline Amphitheatre in San Francisco, Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo., Fenway Park in Boston, and Wrigley Field–according to a new press release.The Participation Row social action village, which also joined the band at every stop on the tour, featured a rotating cast of 14 different non-profit organizations with direct ties to Dead & Company. $176,930 was raised on behalf of these organizations, via auctions for signed D’Angelico guitars commemorating the tour.Conclusively, more than 20,000 different positive actions were taken by fans on Participation Row throughout the tour. Each fan who took three or more actions was given a limited-edition Dead & Company pin (from Clean Energy Advisors, sponsor of Participation Row).By the Numbers: some of the actions included:– 4,705 Dead & Company fans registered to vote or signed up for local election alerts with HeadCount (co-organizer of Participation Row)– Over 500 fans sent postcards to members of Congress calling for protection of National Parks, with the National Parks Conservation Association– 2,430 gallons of waste was diverted from landfills through a backstage recycling program managed by REVERB (also a co-organizer of the Row)– 2,800 fans made a donation to REVERB for a Nalgene water bottle, reducing single-use plasticDead & Company also shared this artwork on Facebook yesterday, featuring all 104 songs that filled the air.It’s safe to say this was Dead & Company’s best tour yet, and we’re keeping our fingers and toes crossed for more show announcements soon.NOTE: Live For Live Music is not responsible for the sharing of the “New Tour Dates” article from 2015, and we apologize for any inconvenienced feelings the Internet has caused as a result of that.Enjoy the full gallery from the first night of Wrigley Field, courtesy of Keith Griner of Phierce Photo. Photo: Keith Griner Photo: Keith Grinercenter_img Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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COVID-19: Govt claims more than half of country at low risk of infection

first_img“Hospital availability has also increased, from 132 referral hospitals [three months ago] to 800 referral hospitals in all 34 provinces,” Wiku said.  The country increased its rate of testing between May and June, when 220 laboratories tested nearly 20,000 samples a day. At the beginning of the outbreak, there was only one laboratory testing less than 1,000 samples daily.Wiku further claimed that some regions had managed to contain the virus. As of Sunday, 38 cities or regencies in 19 provinces had recorded zero cases of COVID-19 in the last four weeks.However, 57 cities or regencies are categorized as red zones (high-risk areas), while 157 areas are orange zones (medium-risk). The number of red zones increased from 51 to 57 between June 14 and 21.“The local administrations are the key actors of reporting and mitigating COVID-19 in their jurisdictions,” said Dewi Nur Aisyah, an epidemiologist on the national task force’s team of experts.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said he appreciated local leaders and regional task forces that managed to contain the virus.“With an integrated information system, we can roll out policies that are based on data and science,” he said.Topics : The government has claimed that almost 60 percent of the country is either at low risk of COVID-19 infection or has zero cases.According to the chief of the national COVID-19 task force expert staff, Wiku Adisasmito, 188 regions in Indonesia are classified as yellow zones (places where there is a low risk of infection), while 112 are green zones (regions where there are zero confirmed cases).He explained that the percentage of regions included in yellow or green zones had been consistently increasing, from 46.7 percent to 58.3 percent between May 31 and June 21, though the number decreased once to 44.3 percent on June 7. “Some businesses [in those regions] have reopened,” Wiku said in a virtual press briefing from the State Palace on Wednesday.He claimed that Indonesia’s economic and public health situation was otherwise “not really worse” compared to other countries thanks to the policies implemented by the government. Read also: Indonesia records new daily highs in cases during transition to ‘new normal’In the last three months, there was an increase in the number of hospitals that handed over reports of COVID-19 cases to the national task force, from 250 in the early days of the outbreak to 1,687 thus far.last_img read more

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State officials want to see more mental health providers in rural areas

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is launching a program to help attract mental healthcare providers to rural areas of the state where more services are needed.The program will provide an incentive for psychiatrists, alcohol and substance use counselors and practitioners in related disciplines to practice in a specific, federally designated Indiana region experiencing high numbers of opioid deaths. The counties included are Blackford, Dearborn, Fayette, Franklin, Grant, Henry, Jay, Randolph, Switzerland, Union and Wayne. The program will be administered by the ISDH Division of Chronic Disease, Primary Care and Rural Health.“Attacking the drug crisis and helping people achieve recovery is a key pillar of Governor Holcomb’s agenda,” said Jim McClelland, Indiana executive director for Drug Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement. “This program will help bring more qualified medical professionals to rural Indiana communities and expand access to quality treatment for individuals with substance use disorder.”The project will make grants for professional loan repayments to qualifying providers in mental health and addiction-related disciplines first, followed by primary care physicians, who are also in short supply. The plan calls for 30 awards for each year of the four-year grant period. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will match the $300,000 ISDH is investing in the program for a total repayment pool of $600,000. An advisory committee, with the Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction and the Indiana Hospital Association as partners, will be formed to help with project development and grant awards by March. Applications are available online at https://www.in.gov/isdh/28090.htm.“Access to treatment is a critical component of our effort to reduce the burden of the opioid epidemic,” said ISDH Chronic Disease Director Ann Alley. “This program will help save lives by increasing access to mental health services and removing barriers to recovery.”According to HRSA, 46 of Indiana’s 48 rural counties don’t have enough mental healthcare providers. ISDH data show 42 of those counties had at least one death attributed to opioids in 2016, while seven of them had the highest number of opioid-related deaths in the state. Many of those same counties or their neighbors are on HRSA’s list of the top 5 percent most vulnerable for opioid use by state.last_img read more

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