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Published: 2012/06/28

Bob Weir to Open for Bob Dylan

Bob Weir will play a solo opening set for Bob Dylan this September. The performance will take place at Hershey, PA’s Hershey Park Pavilion on September 9. Weir and Dylan have shared the stage many times over the years, most famously when the Grateful Dead toured as Dylan’s band in 1987. Dylan also opened for the Dead several times in the early ’90s. Dylan sat in with the reformed Dead in 2003 and co-headlined a few runs with Phil Lesh in ‘99 and ‘00.


There are 13 comments associated with this post

Addie June 28, 2012, 17:45:40

That 99/00 run was some of the BEST music I’ve heard in a long time!

Aaron June 28, 2012, 22:43:47

Think Bob will play a pink guitar and and wear short shorts?

Dan June 29, 2012, 09:05:31

What kind of idiot comment is that? You judge all musicians on color and clothing? From thirty years ago?
So many trolls around here…

ultimatelywhogivesaf#ck June 29, 2012, 10:51:25

WWHHOOO! this will be good..i hope he plays pinky cuz the shows are awsome when he does! far as the shorts..he wears kung fu pants with berkenstocks nowadays..everyone knows that!

olompali June 29, 2012, 16:57:46

^^ ^^
Noobs tellin’ old comedy material as if no one ever heard it before….
It’s 2012..think about it.

Caroline June 30, 2012, 23:59:03

I don’t know about any of you, but I’d love to see Bob Dylan in short shorts. A pick guitar would be fine too.

Caroline July 1, 2012, 00:00:12

Oops, I mean pink :)

blackiegreen July 4, 2012, 09:47:45

robots dance in the moonlit evening and a cow grabs the ass of every big butt woman so tenderly they all lay down and sing along with the guitar stuck in a jar full of lemonade

jamie July 7, 2012, 19:03:36

I love Bob. He doesn’t give a sh*t what people think, and rocks a pink guitar and short shorts whenever, wherever, and doesn’t give a crap what anyone thinks. Right on. I think he wears it to the bank too. People who underestimate Bob are philistines.

PB Ames July 9, 2012, 08:01:44

I have loved Dylan since 1970 when I was 15. Even loved his voice when others said he had no singing voice. I thought that was riduculous..
But it is now painful, really painful to hear him sing. And it has been bad for about 20 years now. He can at times get around it but really, cant people just gracefully retire? Yes, just retire and live some kind of life. He has more money than he can spend.
And the argument that he is some kind of magical presence that transcends the awful sound of his voice? Please, enough!
Oh, and also he can retire with Jagger and Richards and McCartney and a long line of others. Oh, yeah, dont forget to take Elton and Rod Stewart, too.
Sorry, I just think its well past time for this era to gracefully step aside. Nostalgia goes only so far. Listen to the old records if you must.

Seth July 14, 2012, 18:20:38

I’m afraid Bob’s days are number and over as far as quality live concerts. I know, even seen him upwards of 50 times and Bob is barely holding his own when it comes to any high notes.
Dylan should find other pursuits and a solo one song performance from time to time. Write those books! He can’t play guitar anymore and can’t sing better than a tin can.

Dave Kurtz July 21, 2012, 06:51:47

At age 64, Bob Weir still got it… in fact, his 2012 solo shows were outstanding, and the recent 2012 Summer Furthur shows are proof that he and his band can still repeatedly play some excellent shows. In my opinion, “Furthur” – Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, John Kadlecik, Jeff Chementi, and Joe Russo are the best combination of professional musicians in one band. Just think, in the year 2015 Bobby and Phil will have been touring for 50 years. There are not any bands that have been together for that long, constantly playing and touring with a loyal large fan base that spans consecutive generations of all different people from of all age groups. Furthur must be something right, selling out shows and/or playing to very large crowds wherever they go almost every night, so give credit where credit is due. They work hard, play hard, and earn every penny for what they do. Furthur will most definately go down in the history books as one of the best bands ever, so do yourself a favor and go see them… God Bless

Susan August 30, 2012, 20:03:23

you tell em Dave!!!!

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