Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Ratdog adds more dates

From LiveDaily:

Bob Weir's Ratdog adds more dates

by Jim Harrington
liveDaily Contributor

Vocalist-guitarist Bob Weir and his Grateful Dead spin-off group Ratdog (
tickets music) have announced a batch of new shows to fill out the band's fall itinerary.

The tour now kicks off Oct. 25 in Milwaukee and continues into early December. The bulk of the newly added shows are in the Southeast, including a two-night stand on Nov. 15 and 16 at Atlanta's Variety Playhouse.

While on the road, Weir and his 10-year-old group--which currently also includes drummer Jay Layne, keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, guitarist Mark Karan, saxophonist Kenny Brooks and bassist Robin Sylvester--will treat Canadian Deadheads with a Halloween night (10/31) performance at the Docks in Toronto.

The full tour itinerary is included below.

Weir formed Ratdog in 1995 with bassist Rob Wasserman, who is no longer involved with the group. The only Ratdog studio album is "Evening Moods," released by Arista Records in 2000.
The band started a live-CD series in the fall of 2003, making many of its past performances available on CD and as downloads exclusively via online music store MunckMusic (

Ratdog performed as part of the "Comes a Time - A Celebration of the Music and Spirit of Jerry Garcia" on Sept. 24 at the U.C. Greek Theatre in Berkeley. The event--which honored the late Grateful Dead frontman, who died in 1995--also featured Trey Anastasio, Hamza el Din, Brian Godchaux, Mickey Hart, Warren Haynes, Jimmy Herring, Bruce Hornsby, Gloria Jones, Bill Kreutzmann and others.

[Note: The following tour itinerary has been provided by artist and/or tour sources, who verify its accuracy as of the publication time of this story. Changes may occur before tickets go on sale. Check with official artist websites, ticketing sources and venues for late updates.]

October 2005
25 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
27 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theater
28 - Erie, PA - Warner Theater
29 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
31 – Toronto, Ontario – The Docks

November 2005
1 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
2 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live
4 - Greensburg, PA - Palace Theater
5 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwood Resort and Casino
7 - Westbury, NY - North Fork Theater
8 - Frederick, MD - Weinberg Center for the Arts
10-11 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn's Peak
12 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
14 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
15-16 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
18 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing
19 - Boca Raton, FL - Mizner Amphitheater
20 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues

December 2005
2 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium


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