Phil Lesh Cancels Tour Dates Due To Back Surgery


Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh has canceled a series of festival appearances scheduled for September to undergo minor back surgery. Phil will not perform at a pair of Outlaw Festival dates, the Dirt Farmer Festival and Telluride Blues & Brews.

A statement about the cancelations was posted on Phil’s Facebook page:

This past weekend we learned that Phil needs to have a minor back surgery. Per his Doctor’s orders, he will need some time to rest and rehabilitate. Accordingly, and with deep regret, we must announce that Phil’s upcoming performances Outlaw Festival September 7th and 8th, Dirt Farmers Festival and Telluride Blues and Brews Festival must be cancelled. A full and complete recovery is expected. Phil looks forward to performing and doing what he loves most for everyone very soon.

As for now, Phil is still expected to perform his annual “Phil-O-Ween” run at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York October 31 – November 2.


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