The band back presidential candidate in time for Super Tuesday

The Grateful Dead are reuniting for a benefit concert to support US presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

The legendary band are set to play their first show together since 2004 at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco tonight (February 4).

Original members Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir will be joined by Jackie Greene, John Molo, and Steve Molitz.

According to a statement on The Grateful Dead‘s website, the band have “agreed to reunite for this one-time-only event in order to lend support to Senator Obama leading into the crucial ‘Super- Tuesday’ series of primaries held on Tuesday, February 5th.”

The event, dubbed ‘Deadheads for Obama’, will be streamed live on the internet at Iclips.net at 7:30pm PST.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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