Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, two of the founding members of the Grateful Dead, will tour together as a duo performing back to back sets of both acoustic and electric versions of Grateful Dead classics for the first time ever. The pair will play select U.S. markets including NYC, Boston, and Chicago as part of the Bobby and Phil Tour, beginning March 2 and 3 at Radio City Music Hall.
Fans can sign up for the Ticketmaster Verified Fan Presale starting Monday, December 11 at 7am ET at https://bobbyandphilduotour.tmverifiedfan.com/. In addition to concert tickets, fans can also choose single and 2-Night Enhanced Experience VIP ticket packages plus 2-Night Travel Packages including lodging and concert admission. Visit BobbyandPhil.com for all the details. Tickets will be available to the public on Friday, December 15 at 10am local time at Ticketmaster.
While these two music legends have played together since the inception of the Grateful Dead in 1965, they have appeared jointly infrequently since 2015’s Fare Thee Well shows, where they played for the last time with all four surviving members of the Dead. They have never performed as a duo without a backing band.
This new project came about as Weir and Lesh celebrated the 40-year anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s 1977 studio album Terrapin Station. The two performed at Lesh’s own Terrapin Crossroads, as well as Lockn’ Festival and Sound Summit on Mount Tamalpais earlier this year. Fans can expect to hear Grateful Dead favorites as well as additional musical surprises. NYC-based independent promoter, Peter Shapiro will present the shows and has collaborated with Lesh and Weir for the past twenty years at his Capitol Theatre and Brooklyn Bowl venues, his own LOCKN’ Festival, and the acclaimed 2015 Fare Thee Well shows.
Weir explains the upcoming project, “I guess it was last summer, Phil and I played a little duo show….we had enough fun so we figured hey lets do this, lets make a little go of this.” While Lesh says “Playing with Bob always brings me great joy. The intuitive playing that we have developed over five decades of creating music together always leads to new realms of musical experience, something that I find especially exciting, and I think that fans of our music will enjoy this new format as much as I do.”
Bob Weir & Phil Lesh Tour Dates
March 2 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, NY
March 3 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, NY
March 7 at Wang Theatre in Boston, MA
March 8 at Wang Theatre in Boston, MA
March 10 at Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL