Bob Weir and Wolf Bros tour starts Tuesday in Reno

Editor’s note: Here’s a link to a review of the Oct. 16 show in Reno.

Bob Weir and Wolf Bros featuring Weir, Don Was and Jay Lane performing songs of Grateful Dead among others will embark on a 19-stop tour this fall across United States. The tour kicks off in Reno at the Grand Sierra Resort on Tuesday, Oct. 16. It runs through November 18, hitting major markets across the country, including New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Nashville, Denver and Washington, D.C.

Weir said, “Wolf Bros is something that really took its roots back in the spring of 2015 when Don Was

Jay Blakesberg

Bob Weir portrait by Jake Blakesberg

came up to TRI and helped us piece together Dead & Company. 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…”

One of the founding members of the legendary Grateful Dead, which received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007, Weir has become one of rock’s finest and most distinctive rhythm guitarists. In 2016, Weir released “Blue Mountain” on Columbia/Legacy, his first album of solo material in more than 10 years and his first album of entirely original material in more than 30 years. Weir is a member of Dead & Company which features Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann along with John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti.

Don Was founded the 1980s funk-rock band Was (Not Was), known for hits such as “Walk The Dinosaur” and “Spy In The House Of Love.” As an in-demand, highly acclaimed producer, Was has been honored with four Grammy Awards for his production work in each of the past three decades, including Best Album honors for work with The Rolling Stones and Bonnie Raitt. Production credits include The Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Gregg Allman, John Mayer and Neil Young, to name only several. Albums produced by Was have achieved dozens of multi-platinum, platinum and gold certifications and have sold more than 90 million copies worldwide. As one of music’s top bass players, Was has collaborated with countless musicians throughout his storied career, spanning a multitude of genres.

San Francisco-based drummer Jay Lane played with Bob Weir’s RatDog for more than 16 years. He was also one of the first drummers of Primus. More recently, Lane has performed with a collections of artists including Phil Lesh and Friends.

BOB WEIR AND WOLF BROS TOUR

October 16Grand Sierra ResortReno, NV
October 18The Theatre at Ace HotelLos Angeles, CA
October 20Arlington TheatreSanta Barbara, CA
October 22Keller AuditoriumPortland, OR
October 23Moore TheaterSeattle, WA
October 24The WilmaMissoula, MT
October 26Delta Hall at Eccles TheaterSalt Lake City, UT
October 27Kiva AuditoriumAlbuquerque, NM
October 29Paramount TheatreDenver, CO
October 31The Chicago TheatreChicago, IL
November 5Ryman AuditoriumNashville, TN
November 6Palace TheatreLouisville, KY
November 8Landmark TheatreSyracuse, NY
November 9Capitol TheatrePort Chester, NY
November 10Capitol TheatrePort Chester, NY
November 12Warner TheatreWashington, D.C.
November 13The FillmorePhiladelphia, PA
November 16Boch Center Wang TheatreBoston, MA
November 18Beacon TheatreNew York, NY

 

For more information, please contact
Samantha Tillman, Kate Rakvic or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000,
samantha.tillman@sacksco.com, kate.rakvic@sacksco.com or carla@sacksco.com

About Tim Parsons

Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.

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