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
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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 16 Grand Sierra Resort Reno, NV
October 18 The Theatre at Ace Hotel Los Angeles, CA
October 20 Arlington Theatre Santa Barbara, CA
October 22 Keller Auditorium Portland, OR
October 23 Moore Theater Seattle, WA
October 24 The Wilma Missoula, MT
October 26 Delta Hall at Eccles Theater Salt Lake City, UT
October 27 Kiva Auditorium Albuquerque, NM
October 29 Paramount Theatre Denver, CO
October 31 The Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL
November 5 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
November 6 Palace Theatre Louisville, KY
November 8 Landmark Theatre Syracuse, NY
November 9 Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
November 10 Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
November 12 Warner Theatre Washington, D.C.
November 13 The Fillmore Philadelphia, PA
November 16 Boch Center Wang Theatre Boston, MA
November 18 Beacon Theatre New 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

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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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