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The Grateful Dead have put on their final performance together—and it was a record breaker.
The band played on Sunday night at Chicago’s Soldier Field as part of their “Thee Well, A Tribute To The Grateful Dead” tour, and the stadium said 71,000 tickets were sold for the show, the Associated Press reports—more than any other event held at the stadium.
The stadium, which also saw the Grateful Dead play shows on Friday and Saturday night, said that 70,764 and 70,844 tickets were sold for the band’s earlier performances.
The previous record holder at Soldier Field—U2—performed in 2009 concert that sold 67,936 tickets.