[UPDATED] Phil Lesh & Bob Weir Announce Duo Tour

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  • Dec 11, 2017 • 6:00 am PST

    Full ticketing details have been revealed, while Phil and Bob have issued comment about the Peter Shapiro (Relix, Capitol Theatre) promoted concerts.

Guitarist Bob Weir and bassist Phil Lesh have announced their first ever duo tour. The run of shows will feature the pair of Grateful Dead band mates performing together next March in three U.S. cities.

Weir and Lesh will first team up at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on March 2 and 3. The pair of musicians will then appear in Boston at the Wang Theatre on March 7 and 8. Bobby and Phil will also spend two nights at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago on March 10 and 11. Each show will feature back to back sets of both acoustic and electric versions of Grateful Dead classics and other musical surprises.

As reported by tour promoter Peter Shapiro’s Relix.com, the tour was revealed on Sunday by Weir on SiriusXM’s Tales From the Golden Road program, and he stated guests would likely join the duo. Lesh and Weir performed earlier this year at Terrapin Crossroads and the Lockn’ Festival. The co-founding members of the Grateful Dead also shared the stage together at the Fare Thee Well Concerts in 2015 and in a number of post-1995 lineups of groups featuring them and other member of the legendary group.

Bobby explained the upcoming project in a statement, “I guess it was last summer, Phil and I played a little duo show….we had enough fun so we figured hey lets do this, lets make a little go of this.” While Lesh says “Playing with Bob always brings me great joy. The intuitive playing that we have developed over five decades of creating music together always leads to new realms of musical experience, something that I find especially exciting, and I think that fans of our music will enjoy this new format as much as I do.”

Tickets will go on sale via the Ticketmaster Verified Fan Presale. Fans can sign up here ahead of the general on-sale Friday, December 15 at 10 a.m. local. More details are available via www.bobbyandphil.com

Bob Weir & Phil Lesh Tour Dates

  • March 2 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, NY
  • March 3 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, NY
  • March 7 at Wang Theatre in Boston, MA
  • March 8 at Wang Theatre in Boston, MA
  • March 10 at Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL
  • March 11 at Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL

[Hat Tip – Relix]