Exhausted Weir Cancels Ratdog Tour
Bob Weir has canceled a fall tour by his band Ratdog due to exhaustion.Bob Weir has canceled a fall tour by his band Ratdog due to exhaustion. The Dead singer/guitarist's side project was expected to kick off the run tomorrow (Oct. 7) in Ridgefield, Conn., and run through a Nov. 26-27 stand in Camden, N.J.
According to a statement, Weir has "reached a point of complete physical exhaustion" following months of touring with the Dead and Ratdog, other appearances and promotional work related to the March release of the career retrospective "Weir Here" (Hybrid).
Weir hopes to return to performing in the spring. It is unknown if this tour will be rescheduled at that point or later in the year.
The Dead staged a two-leg summer tour that played to more than 400,000 fans across 34 shows that grossed $18.5 million, as reported to Billboard Boxscore. It was the band's first run with Allman Bros./Gov't Mule singer/guitarist Warren Haynes in the lineup.