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Published: 2013/08/22

Dan Kanter to Join Bob Weir at TRI Studios

Justin Bieber guitarist Dan Kanter will join Bob Weir at TRI Studios on Wednesday, August 28 for a special appearance. Kanter will also be sitting down with Weir and Steve Parish to chat and take questions from fans. Those that would like to submit questions can do so via Twitter or Instagram video by using the hashtag #DanGetsWeird. The show will begin at 7:30pm PT, though it will not be livestreamed. A later air date will be announced in the future.

Kanter, who has been touring as Justin Bieber’s guitarist for many years, is a longtime Phish and Grateful Dead fan. Last month, he joined Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman for an improvised set at Chicago’s Second City Theater following Phish’s rained out show at the First Merit Bank Pavilion. Kanter, who we interviewed last year, has also teased Phish while playing with Justin Bieber on SNL, as well as at countless Bieber shows over the years.


There are 6 comments associated with this post

drasticjasper August 22, 2013, 16:56:16

I flat out refuse to even consider listening to any loser who plays with Justin Bieber.
No actual fan of the dead could even stand being in the same room as that twit.
Just saying you like the dead or phish does not make you instantly cool…

me August 22, 2013, 17:33:21

^^You and Kanter are 2 peas in a pod, must be soul mates or something, because just think, your opinion don’t mean jack shit to him or anyone else either.

derpa August 22, 2013, 20:20:46

“Just saying you like the dead or phish does not make you instantly cool…” REALLY DUDE? Cool to who, exactly? Come on man, nobody likes Phish or the Dead to be cool anymore. I love the shit, but going to see old hippie jambands whose band members are their late 40’s-early 70’s in age isn’t exactly the hippest thing happening with the kiddos these days. You should probably get over yourself and just enjoy the music.

NKP August 22, 2013, 21:21:10

How about “some loser” who does lights for Bieber? I think his name is Kuroda. It’s called a job, and a paycheck. And if I had to guess, I’m sure it’s a pretty good paycheck at that.

miggy August 22, 2013, 21:38:25

drasticjasper got schooled. Didn’t Weir take his kid to see said ‘loser’ and the guy he plays with…such blasphemy!

tennjed August 23, 2013, 08:43:36

Back off. I tend to agree with drastic. Many people in the past and present try to hitch themselves to Phish & The Dead for various reasons. I believe this arena is not an area to just “enjoy the music.” Jam On!!

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