Bob Weir and Ratdog – 2014 Concert Schedule
If you're a longtime fan of the Grateful Dead, then you're sure
to love Bob Weir and Ratdog. Keeping the spirit of the Grateful Dead alive, Bob Weir and Ratdog have put their own unique
twist on many Grateful Dead songs, in addition to creating some stellar material of their own. After the death of Jerry Garcia,
Bob Weir and Ratdog began playing and touring, bringing their bluesy jam band music to fans and Deadheads all over. Fans of
Bob Weir and Ratdog can look forward to seeing them perform at a number of venues this year, including Boston's Blue Hills
Bank Pavilion, Scranton's Montage Mountain Performing Arts Center, JBL Live at Pier 97 in New York, the North Charleston Performing
Arts Center, Mizner Park Amphitheatre in Boca Raton, Atlanta's Fox Theatre, and many more. To experience everything that Bob
Weir and Ratdog have to offer live in concert, be sure to visit StubHub to get your tickets before they're all sold out!
About Bob Weir and Ratdog
Beginning as a side project for Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead and Rob Wasserman, Bob
Weir and Ratdog is a rock band that began playing around 1995. After the death of Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir and Ratdog started
playing full time together, with Grateful Dead songs, some covers, and original material covering the bulk of their work.
The lineup has since changed, but the band's original lineup included Bob Weir playing rhythm guitar, Bob Wasserman on upright
bass, Jay Lane on drums, and Matthew Kelly playing lead guitar. They were later joined by a number of other musicians, including
Dave Ellis on saxophone and Jeff Chimenti on keyboard. Bob Weir and Ratdog have also welcomed a number of guest musicians
into their band, including Bruce Hornsby, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, Donna Jean Godchaux, Derek Trucks, Joan Baez, Susan
James, Les Claypool, and more.
Bob Weir and Ratdog released a studio album in 2000, called "Evening Moods," which featured
a guest appearance by Mickey Hart, who had previously played as a drummer for the Grateful Dead. The album included many new
songs created by Ratdog, which were all well-received by longtime fans. The album managed to stay true to the jam band sound
of the Grateful Dead, while still giving it their own unique twist with a more raw feeling. The bluesy record allowed fans
to indulge in a record that was nostalgic for the old Grateful Dead sound, but it also offered just enough style of its own
to keep listeners coming back for more.
A year later, Bob Weir and Ratdog released another album, this time a live album
titled "Live at Roseland." The album included a number of live Grateful Dead cover songs that the band had performed at the
Roseland Theater in Portland. "Live at Roseland" was likewise a hit with Deadheads, who enjoyed the unique spin that Ratdog
put on various Grateful Dead songs.
In addition to their studio albums, Bob Weir and Ratdog continue to tour, bringing
their bluesy jam band music to fans all over. Fans can expect to see all of their favorite Grateful Dead songs performed,
in addition to plenty of Ratdog's original material.
Bob Weir and Ratdog's Breakthrough Album
initially got his start playing rhythm guitar with the Grateful Dead. Noted for their jam band style, the Grateful Dead rose
to popularity during the late 1960s, and continued until Jerry Garcia's death in 1995. The band had left a lasting legacy,
and they were eventually inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, and they are considered to be one of the greatest
rock bands of all time. After the death of Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir started to focus his efforts to his previous side project,
and Ratdog became his primary band. Since Ratdog's inception, the band has continued to tour and bring their bluesy jam band
music to their loyal fans, and they have been able to continue the Grateful Dead's legacy, in addition to creating some great
material of their own.
Bob Weir and Ratdog Trivia
Did you know that Bob Weir created a virtual music venue?
Weird created Tamalpais Research Institute, which is a studio used primarily for streaming high-definition performances over
the Internet. The venue has hosted performances by a number of musicians, including Chickenfoot, Slightly Stoopid, Don Carlos,
From the Grateful Dead to Ratdog, guitarist Bob Weir has dazzled audiences for
generations, and now fans will get to see him perform live during his 2014 concert tour. Audiences all over the country have
already been blown away by Bob Weir and Ratdog, who bring their infectious jams and Grateful Dead hits to venues far and wide.
If you're a Grateful Dead fan, or you just love good rock music, then you're going to have a blast at the next Bob Weir and
Ratdog show. Don't miss out on their must-see concert!