Weir and Lesh Side by Side in NYC
Bob Weir and Phil Lesh will make a rare in-store appearance together on
October 14. The once estranged bandmates will sign copies of the new
Grateful Dead archival release Rocking The Cradle: Egypt 1978 the
Best Buy in midtown Manhattan at 5th Avenue and East 44th Street on
October 14 starting at 7:00 PM. The first 400 people to purchase _Rocking
The Cradle_ at the Best Buy location on Tuesday, September 30 will receive
a wristband entitling them access to meet Lesh and Weir on October 14.
Please contact the store for more details at (212) 808-0309.
The signing will take place the day after the remaining members of the
Grateful Dead play an Obama benefit at State College, PA’s Bryce-Jordan
Center. Weir and Lesh will also both celebrate Halloween in the New York
area, with Lesh confirmed to appear at the Nokia Theatre and Weir
scheduled to play the North Fork Theatre with RatDog.
Last night, Lesh’s run of public dress rehearsals continued at Larkspur,
CA’s Sweetwater Station. Like his previous performances at the venue,
Lesh’s band consisted of Larry Campbell, Jackie Greene, Steve Molitz and
Barry Sless, with his agent Jonathan Levine subbing for drummer John Molo.
For the third night in a row, the ensemble nodded to Ryan Adams, this time
with a cover of his ‘The Peaceful Valley.’ Lesh also performed Weir’s
politically-charged ‘Throwing Stones’ for the first time with his solo
band and also pulled both ‘Mr. Charlie’ and ‘Standing On The Moon’ off the