Photo by Frank Lanza
Former Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir is back on the road this summer with his eclectic side project, Ratdog, for their first extensive tour since 2009. The tour will feature support from The Chris Robinson Brotherhood and includes a stop in Cincinnati, OH at PNC Pavilion on Tuesday, September 9 at 6:30pm.
Tickets for the Cincinnati show, $49.50* General Admission Pit, $42.50* and $30.00* Reserved Pavilion, go on sale to the public beginning 10:00 am on Friday, May 16 at www.Ticketmaster.com,www.PNCPavilion.org, the venue box office and all Ticketmaster outlets including select Kroger stores. Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000. *All tickets include parking and are subject to applicable fees. All events rain or shine.
A founding member of the Grateful Dead, Bob has earned the musical legacy of an utterly strange rhythm guitar player and songwriter who grew up in one of the most lasting outside bands of the 1960s. Playing with the Dead until their dissolution following the death of Jerry Garcia in 1995, Bob has since made his primary musical home in RatDog.
RatDog, originally RatDog Revue, was formed in 1995 by Weir; bass player Rob Wasserman, who had been accompanying Weir on his solo performances for some time; guitarist and harmonica player Matt Kelly, who had been a member of Kingfish with Weir as early as 1974; and drummer Jay Lane.
The current lineup for Weir’s jazzy post-Dead group consists of Steve Kimmock, Jeff Chementi, Jay Lane, Rob Wasserman and Robyn Sylvester. While the band often picks and pulls from the canon of the Grateful Dead, shows also include original tunes and a range of covers from the Beatles to Bob Dylan.
Chris Robinson Brotherhood (featuring Chris Robinson, the lead singer of the Black Crowes) began as an experiment but became a band during a California residency tour. As well as Robinson, the band features fellow Black Crowes member Adam MacDougall; Ryan Adams; collaborator Neal Casal; bassist Mark Dutton; and drummer George Sluppick.