Further Biography & News
Weir and tear takes Further off the road (Updated May 22, 2013)
Further is back in the news in 2013, but it's not for the best of reasons. The guys canceled their headline appearance at the inaugural Bottleneck Napa Valley on May 9, less than a week after singer and guitarist Bob Weir fell down mid-song onstage while the Grateful Dead offshoot performed April 25th at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, New York.
While Weir was able to finish the song, thanks to a quick assist from the crew, he did leave the stage with his bandmates after the incident. After a brief delay, the band then returned without Weir. Bassist Phil Lesh informed the crowd that Weir had suffered from a strained shoulder and would not be able to finish the show, which elicited boos and other signs of general displeasure from the crowd.
Weir turned at the band's next gig two days later in Atlantic City, New Jersey, playing the entire show. However, it was then announced through Weir's TRI Studios in a Facebook status update that, "Grateful Dead and Further co-founder Bob Weir is unable to perform in any capacity for the next several weeks. Bob looks forward to resuming his 'Weir Here' broadcasts from the TRI studios in mid-to-late June and performing his solo acoustic shows June 26th-30th."
Further released an official statement saying that they expect to return to the road with Weir on July 11 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. That show is the kick-off to a tour that will trek across the U.S. through early October.
Furthur is the current collaboration of founding Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir. Furthur was formed in 2009 as a response to the overwhelming success of The Dead's 2009 tour. The name Furthur, is a nod to Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksterâ€™s 1939 International Harvester school bus, which was named Further. The band is stacked with an all-star lineup of musicians including Jeff Chimenti (RatDog), John Kadlecik (Dark Star Orchestra), Joe Russo (Benevento/Russo Duo), and backup singers Sunshine Becker, and Jeff Pehrson.
Furthur News- June 2011
Furthur made headlines when they kicked off a summer 2011 tour, including festival stops at All Good Music Festival in West Virginia, and Gathering of The Vibes in Connecticut. Additionally, Furthur toured the east coast, making stops at historic venues such as Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, and Saratoga Performing Arts Center, before making their way down south. The tour hit most of the east coast, ending up in Florida and Georgia.
Following the summer run, a fall 2011 tour was announced. Furthur started out on the west coast with a three-night run in Eugene, Oregon. The tour then continued on to Montana, Utah, Colorado, and Las Vegas, before ending in California. Stay tuned for more Furthur news and tour dates.
Further Go All Out For New Tour
Further Concert Tickets Concerts Setlist Videos Further Tour 2013 Former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh are taking their other music project, Further, out on the road for a three-month tour this summer-fall. The far-out fun is set to kick off at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on July 11, the first of several East…Read more