It has just been announced that all upcoming Bob Weir & RatDog dates
cancelled. This includes the band's summer and fall dates as well as a destination event
Here's the full text of the statement via Furthur Facebook:
Circumstances have necessitated that all scheduled tour dates for Bob Weir &
being cancelled. This applies to all dates on the summer tour starting on Thursday, August
14 in Boston through September 14 in Nashville and also includes the Jamaica event in
January of 2015. Full and complete refunds are available at place of purchase. We
apologize for any inconvenience.
No further details have been revealed. Weir's commitments include appearances at the Peach
Music Fest, Lockn' and Phases Of The Moon. It will be interesting to see what these
festivals come up with to replace Bobby at their events, especially Lockn' who were
counting of the guitarist for two headlining sets with RatDog as well as a one-night-only
Furthur reunion set. We also await word from the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, who were set
to open many RatDog dates this summer.
Last month Weir missed a RatDog show that went on without him in Las Vegas,
but was able to return for the next night's show. Bobby was also unable to finish a a Furthur show in Port Chester in April '13 that led
him taking a few months off. Our thoughts and prayers are with
Bobby and the
RatDog family in regards to whatever they are dealing with.
Update: Lockn' organizers are offering a refund through 5 p.m. ET on
Wednesday, August 13. Ticketholders must email firstname.lastname@example.org with their refund
request. Meanwhile, Peach Music Festival organizers are offering refunds to those who
purchased single day tickets for Friday, August 15 and don't want to attend anymore. Those
who would like to request a refund can do so through Wednesday, August 13 at 5 p.m. ET by
either emailing email@example.com or calling 1-800-594-TIXX.
John Scher, whom
Rolling Stone refers to as Weir's manager (we believe he's Bobby's former manager),
told the magazine "I love the guy and wish
but good health. He’s an extremely
talented and very underrated musician. He's an important guy. Bobby's been having health
problems for a while and now there are plenty of people who support him and want to help
him get the care he needs."