Archive for October 17, 2009

Ratdog Tour Kick-Off

Bob Weir and his scrappy Ratdog clan kicked of a short Northeast tour last night at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA. The tour consists of  a Friday/Saturday 2 night stand at the Tower, Monday and Tuesday at the Grand Ballroom in NYC, and a 3-night run next weekend at the newly renovated Beacon Theater in NYC.

Happy B-Day Bobby!

Happy B-Day Bobby!

Last night was a special night for the band as it was Bobby’s 62nd birhtday. The song selection was classic Bobby – Help/Slip opener, 3 Dylan tunes, Ripple closer, and a nice Blackbrid, Masters of War, Masterpiece acoustic mini-set. Hopefully the band will really bring it this tour, look for a first hand review of next Saturday’s tour closer at the Beacon.

Weir, Lane, and Sylvester

Weir, Lane, and Sylvester

10/16/2009 Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA

Set 1: Jam > Help on the Way > Slipknot! > Maggie’s Farm > Baby Blue > Youngblood, Crazy Fingers > Take Me to the River > Brown-Eyed Women > Eyes of the World

Set 2: Happy Birthday*, Blackbird@4, Masters of War@, When I Paint My Masterpiece@5 > She Says > Liberty > Stuff > Death Don’t Have No Mercy, Two Djinn > Franklin’s Tower

Encore: Ripple

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Furhtur NYE

It’s official. Dark Star Orchestra’s John K. will abandon his band and his fans to play two shows with Phil Lesh and Bob Weir as ‘Furthur‘ in SF for NYE. Phil Lesh once said the Grateful Dead lives forever – is it worth reaping havoc with the heirs to the throne for one last hurrah with old man Bobby behind the wheel? See what HiddenTrack has to say about it here… Starheads everywhere are outraged, especially those that bought tickets to see DSO NYE over the last month(!) prior to the annconcment that they were onsale.

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