Bob Weir And Ratdog

Bob Weir And Ratdog Tickets

Bob Weir’s quirky style of guitar playing mixed with resourceful talents of Jay Lane, Mark Karan, Robin Sylvester, Jeff Chimenti and Kenny Brooks forms the infectious sound of Ratdog. Slide guitar techniques and periodic riffs combined with soothing vocal arrangements make their songs pleasant as well as effective. Breaking their short hiatus, Bob Weir and the Ratdog will be hitting the road during their 2014 spring concert series. Join them in one of their shows at your nearby venue for some electrifying fun.

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Bob Weir and the Ratdog



Hit Songs:

Bury Me Standing, Ashes and Glass, October Queen, The Music Never Stopped


Bob Weir, with his incredible abilities of rhythm guitar playing and soft voice had gained widespread success as part of the band, Grateful Dead. From the late 60s to the early 90s, Grateful Dead has had multiple Platinum and Gold records and was considered as one of the most prolific American rock bands. During his association with the band, Bob also released a few solo records besides collaborating with other artists and musicians. Ratdog, however was one of the side projects of Bob Weir which he started after the demise of the Grateful Dead in 1995.

Formation and Early Shows

In the late 80s, Bob Weir formed a musical collaboration with the famous bassist, Rob Wasserman and the duo played a number of cover songs in some of their early shows. Bob’s focus shifted after Grateful Dead disbanded and he joined Wasserman for extensive touring. Joined by two other musicians, Matthew Kelly and Jay Lane, Bob and Wasserman formed Ratdog Revue which later shortened to Ratdog. In August 1995, Ratdog performed as a complete band and hit several venues afterwards.

Bob Weir and the Ratdog gained initial success by covering a bunch of songs by the artists like Bob Dylan, The Beatles and Chuck Berry. With the passage of time, their popularity grew and they began working on their original music. Driven by Bob’s experimental guitar playing, Ratdog released their debut full length studio album, Evening Moods in 2000. The album also included the Grateful Dead’s smash hit, Corrina. The record received a warm reception from the listeners as well as the critics for its brisk music arrangements. Bob Weir and the Ratdog also gained on road success by playing their shows in different cities of the country.

Changes and Recent Happenings

The band’s second album, Live at Roseland came out in 2001 and it turned out to be equally successful. Besides earning critical acclaim, Ratdog enjoyed a great response from flocks of fans through their live shows. After 2005, Bob shifted his focus to a newly formed band which he named Further. Further was formed in 2009 as a musical collaboration between Bob and formed Grateful Dead member, Phil Lesh.

Ratdog became inactive after 2009 as Bob centered all his attention on Further and extensively toured with his newly formed group. 2013 marked the revival of the Bob Weir and the Ratdog as they released a couple of new songs. They have been hitting the road since the start of the year and will start their headlining spring concert series.

On Tour

Bob Weir and the Ratdog’s spring tour will start on February 14th, 2013 and is expected to visit a number of cities in America and Canada. Bob Weir and the Ratdog tickets are in great demand as fans are all excited for the band’s first headlining tour in four years. Don’t miss the perky live performances when the band makes a stop at your town for one off their concerts.


Did You Know…

  • Till April 2008, Bob Weir had played around 1500 live shows with Ratdog since its inception.
  • Bob Weir was elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
  • Ratdog has over 150 tracks in their repertoire.
  • In 2011, Bob founded a virtual music store and recording studio, Tamalpais Research Institute.
  • Bob was diagnosed with dyslexia and was expelled nearly from every school.