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Furthur Festival: Phil Lesh’s Throwback to Grateful Dead

After pondering which festivals they would play, bassist Phil Lesh and guitarist Bob Weir of Furthur decided to just make their own. The Furthur Festival will take place at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp, California on May 29th and 30th, with an “Open Aire Soundcheck” scheduled for the 28th. In a throwback to Lesh’s and Weir’s former band,...

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Phil Lesh celebrates 70 with charity show

Former Grateful Dead and current Furthur bassist Phil Lesh will be celebrating his 70th birthday with a giant concert, being billed as “Furthur and Friends.” The concert will take place on Friday, March 12th, although Lesh’s actual birthday is the 15th, at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Auditorium. The event will also be a special benefit for the Unbroken Chain Foundation....

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Phil Lesh “Furthurs” his career

Phil Lesh has teamed up once again with former Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir to create a new band, Furthur. The band also features members of their other projects. The group came together earlier this year, and debuted in September at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, California, and now they have announced a nationwide tour. Here are the upcoming dates:...

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Revival of the Dead

Get out your tie-dyes. According to bassist Phil Lesh, the Dead is coming back in 2009 for a 19-city tour. The band split in 2004, but got back together to do two benefits for President Elect Barack Obama in 2008. Lesh is approaching the tour with a sense of curious expectation. “When you walk out on the stage,” he says,...

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Phil Lesh & Friends tour update

Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh and his band, Phil Lesh and Friends, are on tour, co-headlining with the Allman Bros. Band. Phil Lesh and Friends perform updated versions of songs from the Dead’s vast library. Complete tour details are available on the band’s web site.

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Grateful Dead bassist diagnosed with cancer; expects full recovery

Bassist and Grateful Dead founding member Phil Lesh has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to several reports. “I have decided to have it removed in early December with da Vinci robotic surgery,” Lesh, 66, said in a statement on his website. “Since we’ve caught it very early, and it’s small and slow-growing, I fully expect to have a rapid...