BOB WEIR PLAYS RED ROCKS WITH THE CAMPFIRE BAND AUGUST 4 IN CELEBRATION OF JERRY GARCIA’S 75th BIRTHDAY

TO PERFORM AT LOCKN’ FESTIVAL

AMAZON DOCUMENTARY LONG STRANGE TRIP AVAILABLE NOW ON AMAZON PRIME

BLUE MOUNTAIN OUT TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM ON COLUMBIA/LEGACY/ROAR

Bob Weir will play a standalone date at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado with The Campfire Band— comprised of Bryan Devendorf, Scott Devendorf, Josh Kaufman, Steve Kimock and Jon Shaw. The date will mark Jerry Garcia’s 75th birthday. Pre-sale tickets are available on June 14 via Tickets Today and on sale June 16 at 10AM— visit HERE and HERE for further ticketing information.

The show will also feature The Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Band including Melvin Seals, Jackie Labranch, Gloria Jones, Oteil Burbridge, Kamasi Washington, Tom Hamilton and Duane Trucks with more additions to follow.

Weir is currently touring across America with Dead & Company featuring Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann along with GRAMMY-winner John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti.

Following the Red Rocks date he’ll perform at LOCKN’— appearing alongside Phil Lesh and The Terrapin Family
Band
— in Arrington, VA.

Amazon Studios’ release of Long Strange TripAmir Bar-Lev’s critically acclaimed documentary about the Grateful Dead is currently streaming on Amazon Prime as a six-part series. See HERE for more information.

Weir’s Blue Mountain is out now via Columbia/Legacy and ROAR, which he supported with his “Campfire Tour” playing select dates. During that time, he and his band made appearances on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “CBS This Morning: Saturday.” In 2016, Weir also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association.

Blue Mountain is Weir’s first solo record in ten years and his first album of entirely original material in thirty years. Producer Josh Kaufman partnered with Weir on the album, which features songwriting collaboration with Josh Ritter and performances from guitarists Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner and bassist Scott Devendorf.

Drawing on his earlier experiences working on a ranch in Wyoming as a teenager, Weir joined with Ritter, the Dessners, Devendorf and Kaufman to celebrate those times with twelve new songs.

The album was recorded at a variety of locations on both coasts, including studios in Woodstock, NY and San Rafael, CA over the spring and fall of 2015. A host of fellow musicians appear alongside Weir on Blue Mountain including Ray Rizzo (drums, harmonium, harmonica, backup vocals), Joe Russo (drums), Jon Shaw (upright bass, piano), Rob Burger (keyboard, accordion, tuned percussion), Sam Cohen (electric guitar and pedal steel), Nate Martinez (guitars, harmonium, backup vocals), Jay Lane (drums, vocals), Robin Sylvester (upright bass, vocals, hammond organ) and Steve Kimock (Lapsteel). Providing backup vocals are The Bandana Splits, comprised of Annie Nero, Lauren Balthrop and Dawn Landes. Kaufman produced the record with engineering by Dan Goodwin.

Critical acclaim for Blue Mountain…

“It’s an album of stately, autumnal, metaphysical cowboy songs…full of towns, women and aspirations that have been long since left behind, but not forgotten.” —The New York Times

"[Bob Weir] is a poet laureate of deep thinking and whimsy. His voice has taken on a character that finally replaces the forever-young, fresh-faced heartthrob fans knew so well, but even with age, he sounds as good as ever.” –NPR First Listen

“Weir and his band shamble cheerfully here…” —Rolling Stone

“Weir and his collaborators evoke rolling rivers and dry counties, ghost towns and unmarked graves, cold church basements and pouring whiskey on ashes. It's classic Weir, tumultuous and untethered from time distilling spirits both chemical and organic." –Noisey

“A spirit of celebration radiates through Weir’s voice.” –NPR Music

“As heartfelt as anything Weir has ever written and should resonate with fans who have been along for any part of the long, strange trip of his unparalleled career.” –Associated Press

“Weir’s aged voice sound[s] as good, or even better, as other elder statesmen of rock such as Neil Young or Bob Dylan.” –Entertainment Weekly

“It’s a country-flavoured collection of resonant ballads and rustic reflections…another fine addition to an album canon now well into three figures…”
–Uncut

Weir is one of the founding members of the legendary Grateful Dead, which received a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. The band has also appeared on Forbes’ list of top-grossing entertainers and in the early ‘90s were the highest-grossing concert attraction in the U.S. Since establishing the band in 1965, Weir has become one of rock’s finest and most distinctive rhythm guitarists. Earlier this year he received the inaugural Les Paul Spirit Award. Weir has also performed with many other acts including The Other Ones, Kingfish, Bob Weir Band, Bobby and the Midnites, Scaring the Children, Ratdog and Furthur, co-led by former Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh. His first solo album, Ace, was released in 1972.

For more information, please contact Nick Mallchok, Samantha Tillman or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

Liz Norris at ROAR, 310.424.7800

BOB WEIR TOUR DATES
* w/ The Campfire Band

August 5 /// Morrison, CA /// Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
August 24-27 /// Arrington, VA /// LOCKN’ Festival