Weirs Camp Clarifies Recent Rumors
Yesterday, the celebrity-centric magazine TMZ reported that Bob Weir cancelled a recent fundraiser appearance after breaking his ribs riding on his tour bus. After a few Grateful Dead jabs, the article says, The Dead finished their latest tour, but had to cancel a recent fundraiser because battling broken ribs and a cold was just too much to handle. Weirs spokesman has clarified for Relix/Jambands.com that, though the guitarist did recently hurt his ribs, he actually cancelled his recent appearance because of a cold. He also mentions that Weir played 12 shows after his rib injury.
Weir is still scheduled to play an Obama benefit with The Dead on October 13. RatDog will then kick off a run of shows at Westbury, NYs North Fork Theatre on October 30.