Bob Dylan, Phil Lesh to Tour Together


Summer tour to feature Dylan, Dead bassist
Posted May 29, 2000 at 12:00am
Following last year's successful joint outing, Bob Dylan and former Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh will mount another tour this summer. The thirty-one-date tour will make thirty stops, with Lesh and Dylan taking turns as the evening's closing act. Opening acts for the performances will vary, with Widespread Panic, String Cheese Incident and Guster opening on certain dates.

For Lesh, the tour means sitting out on this year's Further Festival, featuring former Dead buddies Bob Weir and Mickey Hart. Instead, Lesh has lined up a touring unit that includes Robben Ford (guitar), John Molo (drums), and Little Feat's Paul Barrere (guitar) and Billy Payne (keyboards).

Throughout the tour, the musicians will offer up a variety of ephemera such as signed posters, T-shirts, wristbands and other concert-related keepsakes on eBay.com to be auctioned off with the proceeds going towards music programs in public schools.

The Bob Dylan/Phil Lesh summer tour dates are as follows:

6/16: Portland, OR, Portland Meadows
6/17-18: George, WA, The Gorge
6/20: Medford, OR, Jackson County Exposition Hall
6/21: Marysville, CA, Sacramento Valley Amphitheater
6/23: Concord, CA, Chronicle Pavilion
6/24: Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheater
6/25: Reno, NV, Reno Hilton
6/29: Irvine, CA, Irvine Meadows Amphitheater
6/30: Ventura, CA, Ventura County Fairgrounds
7/1: Del Mar, CA, Del Mar Fairgrounds
7/3: Albuquerque, NM, Mesa Del Sol Amphitheater
7/6: Oklahoma City, OK, Zoo Amphitheater
7/7: Bonner Springs, KS, Sandstone Amphitheater
7/8: Maryland Heights, MO, Riverport Amphitheater
7/9: Noblesville, IN, Deer Creek Music Center
7/11: Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
7/12: Moline, IL, Mark of the Quad
7/14: Minneapolis, MN, Target Center
7/15: East Troy, WI, Alpine Valley Music Theater
7/16: Clarkson, MI, Pine Knob Amphitheater
7/18: Toronto, Ont., Molson Amphitheater
7/19: Canandaigua, NY, Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center
7/21: Hartford, CT, Meadows Music Theater
7/22: Mansfield, MA, Tweeter Center
7/23: Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/25: Scranton, PA, Coors Lite Amphitheater
7/26: Wantaugh, NY, Jones Beach Amphitheater
7/28: Camden, NJ, Blockbuster-Sony Center
7/29: Columbia, MD, Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/30: Stanhope, NJ, Waterloo Village

Written by ANDREW DANSBY for RollingStone.com News

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