Monday, February 06, 2006

Bob Weir to take Ratdog out for spring tour


From LiveDaily:

Bob Weir to take Ratdog out for spring tour

by
Tjames Madison
liveDaily Contributor

Bob Weir's Grateful Dead spin-off band Ratdog (tickets music) has scheduled a short spring tour beginning in March.

Vocalist/guitarist Weir--whose Ratdog side project suddenly became his primary musical vehicle following the death of Dead co-founder Jerry Garcia in 1995--will lead his band through nine cities on the outing, kicking off with a March 18 show in Norfolk, VA.

The trek includes multi-night stands in three cities, including a three-night stretch at Manhattan's Beacon Theatre, traditionally a Grateful Dead stronghold when that band was active.

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.

[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.]

March 2006
18 - Norfolk, VA - NorVa
20, 21 - Danbury, CT - Premier Music Hall
23 - Northampton, MA - Calvin Theater
24, 25 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
30 - Syracuse, NY - Landmark Theatre
31 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

April 2006
1 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
3 - Providence, RI - Lupo's @ The Strand
6-8 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre

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