Bob Weir To Reunite Campfire Tour Band At Newly Announced Festival Appearance

first_imgAfter releasing his first solo album in decades, Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir put together an acoustically-oriented band for a Campfire Tour throughout the month of October. The brief run saw Weir and his bandmates travel coast to coast, playing a mixture of tunes from the new album Blue Mountain as well as Grateful Dead classics. Now, it seems that fans will have another opportunity to catch Bob Weir and the Campfire Boys, as the band has been announced as a headliner of the MusicNOW Festival in Cincinnati, OH on January 12th.The booking makes sense, considering that MusicNOW was founded by Bryce Dessner of The National. Dessner, along with Aaron Dessner, Bryan Devendorf, Scott Devendorf and Josh Kaufman, comprise the Campfire Boys backing band for Weir. Aaron Dessner was an original member of the Campfire Boys band, but a family emergency forced him to miss the tour; Steve Kimock and Jon Shaw were brought in as replacements. The original lineup should be included in this upcoming January show.Tickets for this performance will go on sale next Monday, November 21st. More information about MusicNOW can be found on their website. You can watch the band performing “Morning Dew” with John Mayer at a recent Los Angeles performance, below.Fingers crossed that this means more tour dates are coming, but we’re happy to see Weir back on the road in any capacity. He’ll also be performing with Tom Hamilton’s American Babies tonight, and will be at Los Muertos Con Queso in January as well. Details here.[H/T JamBase // Photo by Steve Rose]last_img

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