Bob Weir and Wolf Bros have announced a 20-date U.S. tour! The Grateful Dead guitarist/singer/songwriter will once again team up with drummer Jay Lane (Furthur, RatDog) and legendary musician, producer, and current Blue Note Records president Don Was. As the bandleader put it in his announcement tweet, “This is more fun than a frog in a glass of milk!”
The band’s inaugural tour was initially scheduled as a 19-date run, but expanded to multiple nights in New York, Chicago, and Boston due to popular demand. Ahead of their official debut performance, the trio surprised fans at San Francisco’s August Hall with a performance that featured John Mayer and Mickey Hart as special guests. The theme of guests would continue throughout the whole Wolf Bros tour, which featured Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell in Los Angeles; bassist Tal Wilkenfeld in Santa Barbara; bagpiper Jori Chisholm in Seattle; guitarist Buddy Miller, guitarist John Oates (Hall & Oates), and vocalist Margo Price in Nashville; 26-year-old harpist Mikaela Davis in Syracuse; saxophonist Kenny Brooks and guitarist/vocalist Warren Haynes in Port Chester; guitarist John Kadlecik in in D.C.; guitarist/vocalist Tom Hamilton in Philadelphia; and guitarist Steve Kimock, bassist Tal Wilkenfeld, saxophonist Kenny Brooks, and trumpeter Reggie Pittman in New York City.
The forthcoming winter tour will see Bob Weir & Wolf Bros at Ithaca, NY’s State Theatre of Ithaca (2/28), Northampton, MA’s John M. Greene Hall (3/1), Wallingford, CT’s Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theatre (3/2), Cleveland, OH’s Masonic Cleveland (3/4), Detroit, MI’s The Fillmore (3/5), Cincinnati, OH’s Taft Theatre (3/6), Philadelphia, PA’s Metropolitan Opera House (3/8), Portland, ME’s State Theatre (3/9), Red Bank, NJ’s Count Basie Theatre (3/14-15), St. Paul, MN’s Palace Theatre (3/19), Milwaukee, WI’s Riverside Theatre (3/20), Saint Louis, MO’s The Pageant (3/21), Austin, TX’s Bass Concert Hall (3/23), New Orleans, LA’s The Fillmore (3/24), Miami Beach, FL’s The Fillmore Miami Beach (3/26), Jacksonville, FL’s Florida Theater (3/27), Chattanooga, TN’s Tivoli Theatre (3/29), North Charleston, SC’s North Charleston Performing Arts Center (3/30), and Beachlife Festival in Redondo Beach, CA on May 3rd.