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Published: 2013/09/04

Phil Lesh & Friends Confirm Fall Dates

Photo by Stuart Levine

Phil Lesh & Friends have confirmed an East Coast fall tour. From October 31-November 3, Lesh will hold court at Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre, marking the fourth time Lesh has hosted a multi-night run at the venue since it reopened last year (He played with three versions of Phil & Friends as well as Furthur.)
Then, Phil & Friends will play multi-night runs at New York’s Best Buy Theater from November 5-9 and Philadelphia, Pa’s Tower Theater from November 11-13. For these shows, the bassist’s band will include his son Grahame Lesh, guitarist Anders Osborne, North Mississippi Allstars guitarist Luther Dickinson, keyboardist/fiddler Jason Crosby and drummer Tony Leone.
Special Guests American Jubilee will open each night.

Pre-sale tickets will be available at Terrapin Ticketing starting on September 9 at 12:00 PM EST. A public on-sale starts September 13 at 12:00 PM EST

Lesh appears on the cover of the September issue of Relix. Click here to purchase a copy of the magazine.

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joe September 4, 2013, 12:27:23

Worst Phil line up I have heard of so far. I hope they prove me wrong.

Seriously Joe? September 4, 2013, 12:33:36

Worst Phil lineup you have heard? You obviously have never listened to Luther Dickenson or Anders Osbourne. Both of them combined will be stellar.

jamesdinct September 4, 2013, 12:34:36

Are you kidding me? Anders & Luther on guitar? Anders freekin shreds it, he is an animal, and Luther is no slouch! J. Cros is very talented as well. I do not know much about his son and the drummer but strings are covered as well as possible man.

Chip September 4, 2013, 12:38:53

No Warren, Jackie or JohnK so I’m happy. Agreed re: Anders and Luther!

No way more NY shows!! September 4, 2013, 12:39:36

Wow, Phil wants to tour with Anders Osborne and Luther yet can’t even throw a bone to the Dirty South. Not playing a NOLA show with Anders is insulting. The Yankees have had enough for one year.

David Bussotti September 4, 2013, 12:54:29

Worst ever? You obviously have never seen Luthet Dickinson play live. He’s fucking insane!

Jmac September 4, 2013, 14:48:02

Anders & Luther together is STELLAR...these two playing with Phil is a fabulous line up…

yeah but September 4, 2013, 16:05:56

get Grahme off the lineup Phil. The nepotism works out at Crossroads, but don’t bring it on the road and insult the integrity of the Phil and Friends product we have seen evolve since 1999. There is no musician as green as him that has ever played in P&F. I’m all for it at the family restaurant, but not when people are dropping money and traveling.

funkyriddims September 4, 2013, 16:09:36

How about some dates down South?

joe September 4, 2013, 16:15:41

dude, have you seen some of the prices at Terrapin Crossroads?
shits just as xpensive, more so sometimes, just cause its in like “Phils place” you know?
i come for the music. perioud. like i said, i hope this lineup smokes, and i am not familar with the people you speak of. so i shall see.
but yeah, i say let graham do his own band for few years, b4 giving him a slot in Phil and friends, BUT its his son? can i say i would any different?

Ryan September 4, 2013, 16:30:26

Luther and Anders are good at what they do, but what they do is pretty one dimensional. Blues riffage is blues riffage. I figured a musician with the theoretical breadth that Phil has would want some guitarists that could help him push some boundaries musically instead of just running bending strings on minor scales. The shows will be fun, but I wouldn’t expect a lot of ebb and flow in the jams…

EeeGee September 4, 2013, 17:35:05

Drummer Tony Leone is from the band, Ollabelle. Excellent NYC-based roots band. He’s a mighty fine drummer w/ strong handle on Grateful music. Should be some great shows.

Man September 4, 2013, 18:19:16

They are not one dimensional. You really believe that they can only play one kind of sound? They enjoy what they play and like to rock. I can guarantee you that they can do just about any minor scale blending you want.

Shaun September 4, 2013, 20:03:33

And once again, no midwest dates for any of the GD offshoots the past few years.

bob September 5, 2013, 01:27:25

Well I have seen every lineup Phil has toured with since ’99…....sorry but Luther Dickinson is the reason I will pass on this tour…....he ruined The Black Crowes & now he will ruin Phil…....hard to open up the wallet for this lame duck lineup especially after just seeing him with a stellar lineup 2 months ago….....hoping for some Ratdog dates…..Sorry phil

jamesdinct September 5, 2013, 14:10:56

The whole point of the band seems to be that Phil gets to play with who he wants to and if you like him and respect his musical opinion then you go see it, if you do not you stay home. If he wants to have his son in his band more power to him. If you dont like it thats fine but cmon its his band he’s not asking for the fans to choose his band mates. Part of the reason artists stop touring or touring relentlessly is so they can spend time with their fam. This way he gets time with his family and gets to share his time with you his fans as well. seems like a win win, you wouldnt get to see him at all if he was home spending time with his son instead of on the road with him. To the guy talkin bout Phil’s “breadth” maybe that would include mixing it up sometimes and getting different sounds and moods out of his band. Maybe he wants rock out a little bit this time. If you respect his breadth and talent so much why not trust his choices?

carsten September 10, 2013, 12:33:05

it’s so simple:
Phil is playing shows, you go.
Who cares about the rest?
Just look at the bands name…
How much longer do you complainers think Phil is going to be doing this, like you have all the time to wait for a “great” line-up.
That said, Anders is a good musician who I go see on his own, so why complain when hes on board?
There!

mort September 10, 2013, 17:06:59

first saw them in 1979.I’m thrilled to see anything they do .you must enjoy it while it’s still around.

dell September 11, 2013, 23:51:50

where do people get money to go to shows today.my first Dead show porchester ny capitol theater 1970 cost $2.50 .they played over 5 hours!!

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