Boston, MA (December 11, 2017) – The Boch Center, The Madison Square Garden Company and Peter Shapiro announced today that Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, two of the founding members of the Grateful Dead, will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage for two performances on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 8:00PM and Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 8:00PM. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10:00AM.
As part of the Bobby and Phil Tour, Weir and Lesh will tour together as a duo performing back to back sets of both acoustic and electric versions of Grateful Dead classics for the first time ever. While these two music legends have played together since the inception of the Grateful Dead in 1965, they have appeared jointly infrequently since 2015’s Fare Thee Well shows, where they played for the last time with all four surviving members of the Dead. They have never performed as a duo without a backing band.
This new project came about as Weir and Lesh celebrated the 40-year anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s 1977 studio album Terrapin Station. The two performed at Lesh’s own Terrapin Crossroads, as well as Lockn’ Festival and Sound Summit on Mount Tamalpais earlier this year. Fans can expect to hear Grateful Dead favorites as well as additional musical surprises. NYC-based independent promoter, Peter Shapiro will present the shows and has collaborated with Lesh and Weir for the past twenty years at his Capitol Theatre and Brooklyn Bowl venues, his own LOCKN’ Festival, and the acclaimed 2015 Fare Thee Well shows.
Weir explains the upcoming project, “I guess it was last summer, Phil and I played a little duo show….we had enough fun so we figured hey lets do this, lets make a little go of this.” While Lesh says “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.”
Fans can sign up for the Ticketmaster Verified Fan Presale starting Monday, December 11 at 7:00AM at https://bobbyandphilduotour.tmverifiedfan.com/. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 15 at 10:00AM and are available at the Boch Center Box Office, Bochcenter.org, by calling (800) 982-ARTS (2787), and via Ticketmaster.
WHAT: Bobby & Phil – Duo Tour
WHEN: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 8:00PM
Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 8:00PM
WHERE: Boch Center Wang Theatre
TICKETS ON SALE: Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10:00AM
TICKETS: Tickets start at $69.50
*Ticket prices inclusive of $3.75 facility fee
Tickets are available at the Boch Center Box Office, Bochcenter.org, by phone at 800.982.ARTS and via Ticketmaster.