Grateful Dead guitarist/vocalist Bob Weir will gather his extended Wolf Bros family at New York, NY’s famed Radio City Music Hall on for a pair of shows on April 2nd and 3rd celebrating the 50th anniversary of his debut solo album, 1972’s Ace. The band—consisting of Weir, Don Was, Jay Lane, and Jeff Chimenti featuring The Wolfpack along with Barry Sless on pedal steel—will be joined by a host of additional special guests to be announced leading up to the shows.
Ace, Weir’s first solo album, represents a crucial chunk of the Grateful Dead canon. While the album was billed under Bobby’s name, the songs were recorded with the members of the Grateful Dead (sans Ron “Pigpen” McKernan) as the backing band. Seven of the LP’s eight tracks—”Greatest Story Ever Told”, “Black-Throated Wind”, “Playing in the Band”, “Looks Like Rain”, “Mexicali Blues”, “One More Saturday Night”, and “Cassidy”—went on to be staples in the band’s live repertoire in the decades that followed.
Ticket pre-sale for the Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros Radio City Music Hall shows celebrating 50 years of Ace begins Wednesday, March 2nd at 10:00 a.m. ET. Sign up for artist pre-sale access here. General on-sale will follow this Friday, March 4th at 10 a.m. ET here.
The New York City performances will follow a lengthy run of spring tour dates for Weir and Wolf Bros throughout the month of March. The tour kicks off Wednesday, March 9th at Nashville, TN’s Ryman Auditorium. For a full list of upcoming dates, head here.
The Wolf Bros recently released their first-ever vinyl collection of recorded material, Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros: Live in Colorado, culled from the band’s comeback run in June 2021. To stream or order the album in a physical format, head here.
On Monday night, Weir and Wolf Bros welcomed Billy Strings, Les Claypool, and more at Sweetwater Music Hall as part of a special performance honoring the memory of Rob Lawson, Bobby’s close friend and longtime driver, who passed away on November 1st. Check out videos and photos from the star-studded show here.
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