Grateful Dead’s Weir Cancels Tour

By Aaron Pero

Mon Aug 11th, 2014 2:29pm America/Los_Angeles

File - In this Aug. 5, 2013 file photo, San Francisco Giants third base coach Tim Flannery, right, and his brother Tom, left, sing the national anthem with Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead before a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in San Francisco. Flannery, the San Francisco Giants' third-base coach and musician, presented the family of Bryan Stow with $96,000 during the weekend to help with his care as he continues to deal with traumatic injuries and brain damage from being severely beaten outside Dodger Stadium on opening day 2011. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — Guitarist Bob Weir is canceling all of the tour dates he had planned through January.

The Grateful Dead founder says his tour with his other band, RatDog, won’t kick off this week as planned. He posted a message Sunday on RatDog’s website saying “circumstances have necessitated that all scheduled tour dates for Bob Weir & RatDog are being cancelled.”

The 66-year-old didn’t offer more details. An agent for Weir didn’t respond to an email seeking comment.

Refunds can be claimed at locations where tickets were purchased.

Weir also is canceling a September performance at the Lockn’ Festival with Furthur, the band he formed with Grateful Dead member Phil Lesh.

Weir fell onstage at a concert last year. Lesh told the crowd that Weir had been suffering from a strained shoulder.

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