Bob Weir Cancels RatDog Shows Through 2014
Bob Weir has canceled all upcoming tour dates for his band RatDog, citing unspecific “circumstances” for the sudden move in an announcement made Sunday on the band’s Facebook page.
The cancelation puts the kibosh on what are mostly U.S. tour dates, which were scheduled to begin this week in Boston and run through a January 2015 show in Jamaica.
Weir, 66, made headlines in April 2013 when he collapsed onstage during a performance with his other post-Grateful Dead band, Further, in Port Chester, New York. Further canceled other shows that spring in the wake of Weir’s onstage fall. Things had been back on track this year for the longtime rhythm guitarist for the Grateful Dead, whose acoustic albums American Beauty and Workingman’s Dead are often ranked with the finest albums of the 1970s—though RatDog performed without its frontman in Las Vegas last month when Weir was reportedly under the weather.
While fans wait for RatDog to get wagging again, check out the above clip of Weir's impromptu performance of "Not Fade Away" from the balcony of the Capitol Theatre in New York this past March.