Bill Murray helps to clean up after The Grateful Dead’s final show

The show took place in Chicago on Sunday (July 5)

Actor Bill Murray attended The Grateful Dead‘s final show in Chicago over the weekend, with reports claiming that the star stayed behind after the show to help clean up.

The legendary band played their last-ever show at Chicago’s Soldier Field on Sunday (July 5). They teamed up with Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio for the gig, replacing late frontman Jerry Garcia. Garcia died in August 1995 of a heart attack during his stay at a drug rehabilitation facility in California.

Page Six now reports that following the show Murray “stayed late and helped the stadium cleaning crew at the end of the night”.


Singer Jenny Lewis also uploaded a photo of Murray with the band’s bassist Phil Lesh to her Instagram account. See that image above.

Meanwhile, the group’s final show is streaming in full here.


In March, Bill Murray attended South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, sighted in the crowd for several performances.

Among the acts Murray caught live were Best Coast, Girlpool, Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah and Kansas City band The Philistines.