Grateful Dead founder Phil Lesh will be celebrating his 80th birthday this year. The Lockn’ Festival has already announced they’ll be honoring him in June, but now Lesh himself has unveiled a string of dates leading up to his birthday.
Last year we shared the news that Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey were working on a new “Bass Extremes” album. Now it seems things are continuing to move forward with the group as they'll be hitting the road for a week of dates in January.
After confirming a reunion for two shows, Oysterhead has added several new performances for 2020. These are the first concerts Trey Anastasio, Stewart Copeland, and Les Claypool have performed together since 2006’s Bonnaroo Festival.
George Clinton is holding off on his retirement, opting instead to extend his farewell tour with Parliament Funkadelic into 2020. The band has had many fantastic bassists, but the current and longest-standing player is the mighty Lige Curry.
The Wood Brothers are releasing a new album in January called “Kingdom in My Mind.” The trio announced an extensive tour to support the album, plus they’ve just released a new single entitled “Little Bit Sweet.”
After reuniting earlier this year, the iconic punk rock band Bikini Kill has announced a new round of tour dates. The band’s current lineup includes founding members Kathleen Hanna, Kathi Wilcox, and Tobi Vail along with guitarist Erica Dawn Lyle.
Royal Blood has announced a 2020 U.S. headlining tour slated for May. The British duo, consisting of drummer Ben Thatcher and bassist/vocalist Mike Kerr, will be focusing on the Southeast and Midwest.
Thundercat will be hitting the road in 2020 for his longest headlining tour to date. In a bizarre announcement video directed by Zack Fox, the Thundercat said special guests are TBA.
The Doobie Brothers are setting out for a tour in 2020 to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Spanning 53 cities in North America, the tour will welcome five-time Grammy winner Michael McDonald back into the fold.
Folk-rock legend David Crosby may be 74, but he’s showing no signs of slowing down. He’s just announced a five-week-long tour for spring 2020 that will take him from coast to coast. Bassist Mai Leisz will once again join him on the tour.
Felix Pastorius will be joining Jeff Coffin for a short tour of the Southeast. Coffin announced the shows, saying “Excited to do a short run with my friends Nir Felder, Felix Pastorius, and Keith Carlock in December. This group is absolute fire!”
Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir is taking his band Bob Weir and Wolf Bros back out on the road in early 2020. The trio is filled out by former Primus drummer Jay Lane and Was (Not Was) bassist/producer Don Was.