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Published: 2013/11/14

Bob Weir & RatDog Announce First Full Tour Since 2009

Bob Weir will reunite RatDog in 2014 for the first full tour since 2009. The band has played sporadically throughout the last four years, including most recently at the Peach Music Festival in Scranton, PA this August. The 23-show jaunt across the country will start with a pair of two-night runs in Philadelphia, PA and Washington, DC before the band settles in with multiple stops through the Northeast as well as the Midwest.

Notable shows during the run include a two-night stand at Port Chester’s Capitol Theater, as well as Midwest stops in St. Louis, Chicago and Milwaukee before the tour wraps up with a pair of Southern shows in Nashville, TN and the tour finale at the famed Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA.

On this tour, Weir will be joined once again by original members Rob Wasserman (who left RatDog in 2002 and reunited with the group during a three show run in 2010) and Jay Lane along with longtime keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, guitarist Steve Kimock and bassist Robin Sylvester (who joined the group in 2003 and will share duties with Wasserman).

In September, Weir’s project along with former Grateful Dead bandmate Phil Lesh, Furthur revealed they would take 2014 off. Following Lesh’s announcement of a deal with Capitol Theater and Brooklyn Bowl owner Peter Shapiro, both Lesh and Weir now have solidified plans for 2014.

Pre-sale for Bob Weir and RatDog’s 2014 tour is currently underway here.

Bob Weir and RatDog Tour Dates:

February 14 Philadelphia, PA—Tower Theater
February 15 Philadelphia, PA—Tower Theater
February 17 Washington, DC—Lincoln Theatre
February 18 Washington, DC—Lincoln Theatre
February 20 Montclair, NJ—Wellmont Theater
February 21 Westbury, NY—Westbury Music Fair
February 22 Westbury, NY—Westbury Music Fair
February 24 Boston, MA—House of Blues
February 25 Boston, MA—House of Blues
February 26 Portland, ME—State Theater
March 1 Port Chester, NY—Capitol Theater
March 2 Port Chester, NY—Capitol Theater
March 4 Buffalo, NY—Shea’s Auditorium
March 5 Detroit, MI—Fillmore State Theater
March 7 Chicago, IL—Chicago Theater
March 8 Milwaukee, WI—Riverside Theater
March 10 St. Louis, MO—The Pageant
March 11 Indianapolis, IN—Murat Theater
March 12 Louisville, KY—Palace Theater
March 14 Knoxville, TN—Tennessee Theater
March 15 Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium
March 16 Atlanta, GA—The Tabernacle


There are 21 comments associated with this post

HappyHourHero November 14, 2013, 10:11:35

Stellar! Kimock and Wasserman!!

Chris Myers November 14, 2013, 10:25:58

No Kenny Brooks? No sax at all? Lame.

HappyHourHero November 14, 2013, 10:47:07

Agreed Chris! Ratdog without Sax isn’t Ratdog! WTH!

Bob digi November 14, 2013, 11:02:03

Where’s the sax… Where’s mark? And how about a show furthur west than Chicago?

yossarian November 14, 2013, 12:00:25

Stoked! Never a big a fan of sax- this lineup sounds awesome. Indy & Louisville for me.

Mr Random November 14, 2013, 12:36:51

Can’t wait! Uhhh. It says Spring Tour but aren’t all of these dates in the winter?

Jason November 14, 2013, 13:09:02

And by a “23-show jaunt across the country”, that means from the Atlantic to the Mississippi, right?

pm November 14, 2013, 13:45:40

Much better than Furthur

ratdog November 14, 2013, 14:00:09

Ratdog started sans sax, dude.

MarZaPhiGar November 14, 2013, 22:27:33

Lookin forward to some dank drum n bass wif Wass & Lame…where’s all the conspiracy theorists btw? The article states that the Capitol Theatre shows are ‘notable.’

Zambia November 15, 2013, 02:24:18

I like Kimmock fine, but Ratdog needs Mark Karan. Man, I love his solos and energy from stage. I can get by without the sax (which I love), but without Karan. I wonder why? Still, Bobby in most any format will always draw me in…

stickygomez November 15, 2013, 06:55:17

So psyched…really thought bobby was gonna bring johnathan wilson into the mix but glad he didn’t. me some dog

Michael November 15, 2013, 08:53:55

Beautiful. Love and missed Ratdog. Lets rock!!!

Fuges November 15, 2013, 12:32:31

Bobby is on double secret probation with me. I want to here some good reports before I will support him again.

dominic November 16, 2013, 11:08:34

Kenny is a fine player, but occasionally, I thought that the sax got “in the way” of some of RD’s tunes. It was stellar on the blues and jazzier tunes, but felt forced on other material. I’m interested in again hearing Bobby and Kimock’s guitar interplay. It’s been a while. the only reservation that I really have with this lineup is the lack of strong backing vocalists for Bob. This group misses Mark Karan in that respect. I’m hoping to hit Chicago, Milwaukee, and/or St. Louis. Seeya there!

tellsemlikeIsmellsem!!!!!! November 16, 2013, 12:23:15

hate to say it, but this lineup would be sicker as an instrumental band without bob weir…. really hope he doesn’t come out at the sweet water during the three nights of kimock, bobby vega and jeff chimenti shows…... the guy is a complete mess….. look at his wolfman jack beard…. its clear he doesn’t take care of himself

Blahblahblah November 17, 2013, 21:56:19

Hou cant smell period^^^^* im so sicknof your negative ass comments about everything on this site. Take a f$&kn prozac dude. Your depressed

Ho1vy November 21, 2013, 18:34:06

Does anyone know where to find the presale offer codes for this tour?

btown burglr November 23, 2013, 08:16:02

These cats all can get at it.
Its at least worth a walk across main st.
In like flynn

Shannon February 20, 2014, 10:53:20

If someone has the tie dye t-shirt from the Ratdog 2014 winter and spring tour with all the tour dates on the back, and would be willing to sell it to me, could you please e-mail me at I would like to buy one for a friend of mine who missed a show. Thanks!

CJ March 4, 2014, 12:20:16

Disagree about Kenny B – I actually roomed with him at New England Conservatory If anything, he knows how to stay out of the way and play according to the style/vibe. Maybe the grooves are just too simple for serious improvisation, but the timbre of his horn & color of his sound is what helped make your group different.

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