Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and Phil Lesh launching their first-ever duo tour in March

Credit: Jay BlakesbergFounding Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh will hit the road as a duo for the first time ever next year for a series of shows in select U.S. cities.

The Bobby and Phil Tour kicks off with a March 2-3 stand at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City, while four other concerts have been confirmed: March 7-8 in Boston and March 10-11 in Chicago.

The shows will feature Weir and Lesh playing memorable Grateful Dead tunes, plus other material, both acoustically and electrically.

The duo trek follows a few events that Bob and Phil played together this year in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of The Grateful Dead’s Terrapin Station album. Those performances included sets at the Lockn’ Festival in Arrington, Virginia, the Sound Summit festival at California’s Mount Tamalpais and at Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads venue in San Rafael, California.

“I guess it was last summer, Phil and I played a little duo show,” explains Weir. “We had enough fun so we figured hey, let’s do this, let’s make a little go of this.”

Adds Lesh, “Playing with Bob always brings me great joy. The intuitive playing that we have developed over five decades of creating music together always leads to new realms of musical experience, something that I find especially exciting, and I think that fans of our music will enjoy this new format as much as I do.”

You can sign up for pre-sale tickets now through the Ticketmaster Verified Fan program at BobbyandPhilDuoTour.TMVerifiedFan.com. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, December 15, at 10 a.m. local time at Ticketmaster.

Two-night VIP ticket and travel packages also will be sold. Visit BobbyandPhil.com for more info.

Here are all the dates:

3/2 — New York, NY, Radio City Music Hall
3/3 — New York, NY, Radio City Music Hall
3/7 — Boston, MA, Wang Theatre
3/8 — Boston, MA, Wang Theatre
3/10 — Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre
3/11 — Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre

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