A critic’s top Boston Grateful Dead shows ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page The Grateful Dead loved Boston, and they played there multiple times from the late ‘60s until Garcia’s death in 1995. HERB GREENE/AP The band pictured here in the mid-80s. Jim Wilson/Globe Staff/File Bob Weir performing at the Boston Garden on Sept. 18, 1982. Eric Antoniou/Globe Photo The Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro had a 61,000-person capacity. Thousands more Deadheads frolicked in the parking lots. Barry Chin/Globe Staff/File Fans danced in whatever space they could find at Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro. Paul Drake/Globe Staff/File The Grateful Dead performed at the Boston Garden in September 1991. Amy Levitan/Globe Photo Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead performed at Foxboro Stadium in 1990. Paul Drake/Globe Staff/File The Grateful Dead had a six-show Boston Garden run in 1991. Paul Drake/Globe Staff/File Bruce Hornsby at a concert in 1991. Paul Drake/Globe Staff/File Deadheads at the Boston Garden in September 1991. HANDOUT Governor Bill Weld talked with drummer Mickey Hart during a concert break backstage at the Boston Garden in 1992. Ken Friedman The band in 1993. Lane Turner/Globe Staff/File Jerry & Co. rallied in 1993 with a week-long Garden party. Lane Turner/Globe Staff/File The Dead didn't play in Boston in 1992 because Garcia fell victim to physical exhaustion. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff/File Jerry Garcia at a 1994 performance.It was the final Dead show in Boston since Garcia died of a heart attack in 1995. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff/File At one point, Garcia roared out with “Touch of Grey,” the band’s only Top 40 hit and an upbeat survivor’s anthem.