Published DateGILFORD — Meadowbrook will welcome Furthur featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir on July 16 as part of the Eastern Propane Concert Series. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 19 at noon and range from $39.75-$86. To order, call (603) 293-4700 or log on to www.Meadowbrook.net.
Named after the famous touring bus used by Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters in the 1960s, Furthur is an improvisational jam band that performs music primarily from the extensive Grateful Dead songbook, as well as their own original music and that of several other well-known artists.
Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, after a four-year break, began to perform together once again in 2008 with The Dead. Just a couple months after the 2009 Dead tour, Weir and Lesh announced they were forming a new band, along with keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, drummer Joe Russo and guitarist John Kadlecik. The band made their debut performances in September, 2009 in Oakland, California at The Fox Theatre.
New and old fans of the Grateful Dead alike will be entranced as Phil & Bob take the musical journey "furthur", exploring some of the Grateful Dead's most beloved songs in a tour that promises to keep the feet stomping and the bodies shaking.