Bob Weir is "rested, refreshed and ready to rock" according to the Dead's official Web site, and the guitarist/vocalist has slated a 2005 tour with his side project Ratdog.

Bob Weir is "rested, refreshed and ready to rock" according to the Dead's official Web site, and the guitarist/vocalist has slated a 2005 tour with his side project Ratdog. On the eve of a fall tour, Weir scotched the band's planned fall tour, admitting he had "reached a point of complete physical exhaustion."

At deadline, the Ratdog Web site lists 29 dates with a promise of more to come. The dates kick off Feb. 4 in Anaheim, Calif., and include two-night stands at Verona, N.Y.'s Turning Stone Casino, New York's Beacon Theatre (with Little Feat) and Washington, D.C.'s 930 Club.

Here are Ratdog's confirmed tour dates:

Feb. 4: Anaheim, Calif. (House Of Blues)
Feb. 5: Phoenix (Celebrity Theatre)
Feb. 6: Las Vegas (House Of Blues)
Feb. 9: San Diego (4th & B)
March 28: Minneapolis (Pantages Theatre)
March 29: Madison, Wis. (Orpheum Theatre)
March 31: Milwaukee (The Rave)
April 1: Chicago (Vic Theatre)
April 2: Royal Oak, Mich. (Royal Oak Music Theatre)
April 4: Indianapolis (The Vogue)
April 5: Cleveland (House Of Blues)
April 7-8: Verona, N.Y. (Turning Stone Casino)
April 9: Mashantucket, Conn. (Foxwoods Casino)
April 11: Frederick, Md. (Weinberg Center)
April 12: Sayreville, N.J. (Starland Ballroom)
April 13: Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (F.M. Kirby Center)
April 15-16: New York (Beacon Theatre)
April 17: Westbury, N.Y. (Westbury Music Fair)
April 19: Northampton, Mass. (Calvin Theater)
April 20: Providence, R.I. (Lupo's at the Strand)
April 22: Hampton Beach, N.H. (Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom)
April 23: Boston (Orpheum Theatre)
April 25: Ridgefield, Conn. (Ridgefield Playhouse)
April 26-27: Washington, D.C. (930 Club)
April 29: Norfolk, Va. (The NorVa)
May 1: Johnson City, N.Y. (Magic City Music Hall)