Bob Weir & Wolf Bros Announce 2018 Fall Tour
Grateful Dead/Dead & Company guitarist Bob Weir will embark on a fall tour with bassist Don Was and drummer Jay Lane under the moniker Bob Weir and Wolf Bros. Weir, Was and Lane confirmed 19 dates spanning October 16 – November 18. The new band will explore songs of the Grateful Dead and more in a trio setting.
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros will kick off the tour at Grand Sierra Resort & Casino in Reno on October 16. From there, the trio will visit Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Portland (Oregon), Seattle, Missoula, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque and Denver ahead of a Halloween show in at The Chicago Theatre in Chicago. The tour continues with stops in Nashville, Louisville and Syracuse along with a two-night stand at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York.
The three-piece will perform at Washington, D.C.’s Warner Theatre on November 12. Bob Weir & Wolf Bros conclude the run with stops in Philadelphia, Boston and New York City. A pre-sale will be held using Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program. Registration has started here and will run through Monday, August 6 at 5 p.m. ET. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 10 at 10 a.m. local time.
Jay Lane is a founding member of Weir’s longtime band RatDog. The drummer also toured with Furthur for a brief stint and performed with Bobby and Rob Wasserman as part of Scaring The Children. Was introduced Weir and Mickey Hart to John Mayer, which eventually led to the formation of Dead & Company.
“Wolf Bros is something that really took its roots back in the spring of 2015 when Don Was came up to TRI and helped us piece together Dead & Company,” Bob Weir said of the new project in a statement. “For a while now I’ve been itchin’ to explore our songs in a trio setting. An upright bass, my acoustic or electric guitar and a drummer. We did some rehearsals this past spring and it was big fun—and that’s the whole idea. We were kickin’ around Dead songs as well as tunes from my back pages. I’m pretty sure we’re gonna have a big adventure with this…”