Furthur Fest Morphs Into So Many Roads

As tipped here last month, the Furthur Festival will return to the road this summer under the new moniker So Many Roads. The lineup features ex-Grateful Dead principal Bob Weir's longtime side band Ra

As tipped here last month, the Furthur Festival will return to the road this summer under the new moniker So Many Roads. The lineup features ex-Grateful Dead principal Bob Weir's longtime side band Ratdog, Rusted Root, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, and bluegrass artist Keller Williams. Weir, fellow Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart and Phil Lesh, and keyboardist Bruce Hornsby toured Furthur as a band in 1998.

Ratdog will also play seven dates July 9-22 with Lesh & Friends in what will be the first pairing of the two former Dead members' bands.

Here are the So Many Roads tour dates:
July 9: Oklahoma City, Okla. (Zoo Amphitheater / Ratdog, Lesh & Friends only)
July 10: St. Louis (Riverport Amphitheater / Ratdog, Lesh & Friends only)
July 17: Clarkston, Mich. (DTE Music Theatre / Ratdog, Lesh & Friends only)
July 18: Columbus, Ohio (Polaris Amphitheater / Ratdog, Lesh & Friends only)
July 20: Mansfield, Mass. (Tweeter Center / Ratdog, Lesh & Friends only)
July 21: Hartford, Conn. (Meadows / Ratdog, Lesh & Friends only)
July 22: Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Saratoga PAC / Ratdog, Lesh & Friends only)
Aug. 10: Scranton, Pa. (Coors Light Amphitheater)
Aug. 11: Buffalo, N.Y. (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center)
Aug. 12: Burgettstown, Pa. (Post Gazette Pavilion)
Aug. 14: Baltimore (Pier Six Concert Pavilion)
Aug. 15: Wantagh, N.Y. (Jones Beach)
Aug. 17: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)
Aug. 18: Camden, N.J. (Tweeter Waterfront)
Aug. 19: Burlington, Vt. (Champlain Valley Fairgrounds)
Aug. 21: Cleveland (Nautica Stage)
Aug. 22: Cincinnati (Riverbend Music Center)
Aug. 23: Noblesville, Ind. (Verizon Wireless Music Center)
Aug. 24: East Troy, Wisc. (Alpine Valley)
Aug. 26: Morrison, Colo. (Red Rocks)
Aug. 28: San Diego (Coors Amphitheater)
Aug. 29: Universal City, Calif. (Universal Amphitheater)
Aug. 31: Berkeley, Calif. (Greek Theatre)
Sept. 2: Seattle (Bumbershoot Festival)
Sept. 3: Sun Valley, Idaho (Elkhorn Resort Amphitheater)