Phil Lesh Cancels Performances Due to Surgery

Phil Lesh

Former Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh has been forced to cancel his upcoming festival appearances due to a medical issue. The news was shared on his Facebook page.

“This past weekend we learned that Phil needs to have a minor back surgery. Per his Doctor’s orders, he will need some time to rest and rehabilitate,” it said. “Accordingly, and with deep regret, we must announce that Phil’s upcoming performances Outlaw Festival September 7th and 8th, Dirt Farmers Festival and Telluride Blues and Brews Festival must be cancelled. A full and complete recovery is expected. Phil looks forward to performing and doing what he loves most for everyone very soon.”

Lesh, who turned 79 this year, is still scheduled to perform as Phil Lesh & Friends for a three-night stay at the Capitol Theatre from October 31st to November 2nd. We’re wishing a speedy recovery to Phil Lesh!

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