Friday, October 16, 2009

Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, Phil Lesh Pushing 'Furthur' Into 2010

Furthur, a new band featuring the Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, along with Jeff Chimenti, John Kadlecik, Jay Lane and Joe Russo, will play a two-show New Year’s Eve run at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

Mail order tickets for the December 30th and 31st shows begin on Saturday, October 17, through GDTSToo MailOrder.

Online sales will be available next week through the usual outlets.

Furthur played their first shows for three nights in September at the Fox Theatre in Oakland. They're also scheduled to play a quick East Coast run before the Christmas break. Tickets are now on sale with dates, venues and showtimes as follows:

December 8 & 9
Hammerstein Ballroom
New York City, NY
Doors open: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM

December 11

Chevrolet Theater @ Oakdale
Wallingford, CT
Doors open: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM

December 12 & 13
Asbury Park Convention Hall
Asbury Park, NJ
Doors open: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM

In other Grateful Dead related news, today (October 16) is Bob Weir's birthday. The singer, songwriter, guitarist and founding member of the Grateful Dead is 62 and still going strong.