Warren Is In, Rob and Joan Out Of Dead Winter Jam; Summer Tour Outlined
After much speculation and internet chatter, Warren Haynes will perform with the Dead. Haynes will join the group for a date at the Warfield Theatre on February 9, which is billed as the Dead Winter Jam. On this night (at least) Haynes will contribute to a three-pronged guitar attack with Jimmy Herring and Bob Weir (the initial two incarnations of the Other Ones also featured three guitarists: Weir, Mark Karan and Steve Kimock). Warren will likely take on a share of vocal duties as neither Joan Osborne nor keyboardist Rob Barraco will appear at the Warfield.
The Dead has also outlined its summer plans and while there is certainly speculation that the seven musicians at the Warfield will comprise the band’s roster, at present this remains unconfirmed. The group has announced that it will tour over two legs, with the first running from Mid-June through July 4 (let the Bonnaroo speculation begin), and the second extending from late July through late August (which in theory would allow ‘Perpetual Haynes’ to gig with the ABB and/or Gov’t Mule as well).