Grateful Dead co-founder Phil Lesh will be out on the road throughout the summer and fall. For the summer dates, Lesh will be team up with the Terrapin Family Band for a trio of shows set for July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at San Rafael, California’s Beach Park.
Phil Lesh & Friends will play 15 dates throughout September and October — including a three-night resident at Nashville, Tennessee’s Brooklyn Bowl and a nine-night run at Port Chester, New York’s Capitol Theatre.
Although Phil Lesh was part of the Grateful Dead’s five 2015 “Fare Thee Well” concerts, he’s been adamant to let the band be a thing of the past. As its been no secret of disagreements amongst the surviving Dead members, we thought we’d ask drummer Mickey Hart why Lesh chose not to carry on the band’s legacy with them: “I have no idea. I have no contemplation of about that. . . I have no idea. I understand Phil is having a wonderful life and enjoying himself and enjoying himself and I’m happy for him — and so am I. And so it seems like we’re all in a good place.”
UPDATED: Phil Lesh & Friends tour dates (subject to change):
July 2, 3, 4 – San Rafael, CA – Beach Park (Phil Lesh with The Terrapin Family Band)
July 29, 30, 31 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
September 16 – Denver, CO – Dillon Amphitheater
September 17 – Vail, CO – Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
September 18 – Lyons, CO – Planet Bluegrass
October 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre