Weir and Lesh formed Furthur in 2009 after touring with original Grateful Dead members Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart along with guitarist Warren Haynes and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti as The Dead.
In addition to Weir and Lesh, Further features Chimenti, John Kadlecik of the Dark Star Orchestra on guitar, Joe Russo of the Benevento Russo Duo on drums, vocalist Sunshine Becker, and vocalist Jeff Pehrson.
Furthur will celebrate New Year’s Eve in San Francisco, where the Grateful Dead first got its start. The band plays two nights at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Dec. 30-31.
The 2011 dates begin with three gigs Feb. 11-13 at 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colo. Shows are on the books through an April 5 show at UCF Arena in Orlando, Fla.
The trek also includes performances in Boston (March 4-6); Wallingford, Conn. (March 8), New York City (March 10-13, March 15 and March 25-29); Pittsburgh (March 30); and Atlanta (April 3).
Tickets to the February shows are on sale now. The March and April dates go on sale Jan. 7.
For more information, click here for Futhur’s website.