[UPDATE 12/23/22]: FANS has announced a pair of pay-per-view livestreams for the upcoming Phil Lesh & Friends shows at The Warfield celebrating the beloved San Francisco venue’s 100th birthday. Single-night and two-night webcast passes for the celebratory run are available to order here.


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[11/15/22]: Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh will help San Francisco, CA’s The Warfield celebrate its 100th birthday this December with a pair of Phil & Friends shows featuring members of GooseTrey Anastasio Band, and more.

The two-night Phil & Friends run, set to take place at The Warfield on December 27th and 28th, 2022, will feature Phil Lesh alongside his son, guitarist/vocalist Grahame Lesh, as well as drummer John Molo, Goose guitarist/vocalist Rick Mitarotonda, and the Trey Anastasio Band vocal/horn trio of Natalie Cressman (trombone), James Casey (saxophone), and Jennifer Hartswick (trumpet). On December 27th, Holly Bowling (Ghost Light) will add piano to the mix, while Jason Crosby will handle keyboard duties on December 28th.

Related: Phil & Friends At The Cap: Goose Guitarist, TAB Horns Form New Links In An Unbroken Chain [Videos/Audio]

With the exception of Bowling/Crosby on the keys, the Warfield 100th birthday Phil & Friends run will use the same lineup as Phil’s second of two weekends at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY in October. Read more about the layers of significance present in this particular combination here. Since that run finished, Hartswick, Cressman, Casey, and Mitarotonda have hit the road together and collaborated live on various occasions as part of Goose and Trey Anastasio Band’s co-headlining fall tour. To read about the various trends that have emerged in the first half of that tour, head here.

The Warfield Theatre, originally opened in 1922 as Loews Warfieldwas originally a vaudeville theater. In the late ’70s, the San Francisco concert hall earned acclaim in the rock and roll world when it hosted a 14-show residency by Bob Dylan. In 1980, the Grateful Dead set up shop at The Warfield for 15 sold-out shows featuring both acoustic and electric sets. Those shows and a similarly structured eight-night run at New York’s Radio City Music Hall that year were the basis of two subsequent live albums, the acoustic Reckoning and the electric Dead Set.

Tickets for Phil Lesh & Friends with members of Trey Anastasio Band, Goose, and more at The Warfield on 12/27 and 12/28 go on sale on Thursday, November 17th at 10:00 a.m. PT here.


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