Bob Weir invites fans to gather around the campfire this fall to hear some new songs. The Grateful Dead guitarist revealed details today for his upcoming solo record and an eight-date tour to support it.
Blue Mountain is due out Sept. 30 on Columbia/Legacy Recordings, marking Weir’s first release of entirely original material in 30 years. Pre-order your copy now – CD, 2 LP vinyl or digital. The album is described as “a deeply personal collection of music inspired by the ranch stories and fireside songs of Bob’s youth, told with amazing wisdom and heart.”
The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pa.
May 1, 2009
Weir worked with producer Josh Kaufman on Blue Mountain and collaborated on songwriting with Josh Ritter. The LP features performances from The National guitarists Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner plus bassist Scott Devendorf. Additional musicians appearing on the album include Ray Rizzo (drums, harmonium, harmonica, backup vocals), Joe Russo (drums), Jon Shaw (upright bass, piano), Rob Burger (keyboard, accordion, tuned percussion), Sam Cohen (electric guitar and pedal steel), Nate Martinez (guitars, harmonium, backup vocals), Jay Lane (drums, vocals), Robin Sylvester (upright bass, vocals, hammond organ) and Steve Kimock (Lapsteel). The Bandana Splits – comprised of Annie Nero, Lauren Balthrop and Dawn Landes – provide backing vocals.
Check out the routing for the “Campfire Tour” below.
Oct. 7 – San Rafael, Calif., Marin County Civic Center
Oct. 8 – Oakland, Calif., Fox Theater
Oct. 10 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Wiltern
Oct. 12 – Upper Darby, Pa., Tower Theatre
Oct. 14 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Kings Theatre
Oct. 15 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Kings Theatre
Oct. 16 – Port Chester, N.Y., The Capitol Theatre
Oct. 19 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium
Weir is hosting a presale that begins Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. Additional presales are scheduled Aug. 10 & 11. Tickets go on sale to the general public Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. All times local.
A limited amount of VIP “Enhanced Experiences” will be available, including tickets in the first two rows, an invitation to soundcheck, and premium merch.
Head over to BobWeir.net for more information.