Weir says that this tour will offer a plethora of songs composed for the Grateful Dead as well as lesser-played solo album tracks that don't fit into his Ratdog and Furthur performances. Weir says he has almost enough new songs for an album, so some newer songs may creep into the set.

"Well . . . we're just going to see about that," he says with a light laugh. "If I'm working on something new and it's not finished, I might pull what I have out of another tune and then go back and finish up the other tune."

Along for the ride is guitarist Jackie Greene, who's joined Weir for other musical ventures. Greene will open the show, then join Weir for a third set of songs still being worked out.

Still "weir-d": Bob Weir continues to follow his own path.
Courtesy of Bob Weir
Still "weir-d": Bob Weir continues to follow his own path.

Location Info


Celebrity Theatre

440 N. 32nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Category: Music Venues

Region: East Phoenix


Bob Weir is scheduled to perform Tuesday, December 11, at Celebrity Theatre.

"We'll probably do some chestnuts of one sort or another," Weir says. "Some Dead stuff, maybe some old country tunes, old blues tunes, whatever. We have a lot of fun playing together."

Will any of those Dead songs be ones Garcia sang during the Dead's seminal 1980 acoustic shows in New York and San Francisco? The setting is right, and with Weir, well, you just never know. Garcia's songs are showing up more frequently on his band's set lists, though Weir admits it took some time before he was able ready to tackle "Jerry songs" following Garcia's 1995 death.

"It's hard to say exactly what was going on there inside me. For a while I wasn't ready to approach those songs, and then I started to miss them, so I started to bring them back," he says reservedly. "If I wasn't going to do it it wasn't going to get done, at least on my stage."

As for what happens on Weir's stage, the 65-year-old guitarist expects there will be plenty more music going down the road.

"Ahhh . . . you know, at some point I may have to [slow down]," he says with a chuckle, "but at this point I don't have to, so I won't."

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thank you Bobby for your long and tireless devotion and love of music that you share with all of us!

and thanks for continuing to hold up the torch for us all to see!  I can't wait for tuesday!


Glad to see Mr. Weir is sane, sober, and playing music. He was always the young sidekick to Garcia's sober persona. I'll never forget his climbs into the scaffolding. And he was always the western influence, Me and My Uncle and Mexicali Blues were concert favorites. May he stay forever young. 

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