***UPDATE*** Mickey Hart Wanted for Assault Charges
- Published on September 12, 2012
- By Rachel McQuade
*** UPDATE Sept. 13, 3:00 p.m.***
Mickey's people sent over a statement from the man himself:
I am totally baffled by a bizarre claim of assault by me coming out of Kentucky – the home of Bluegrass and a state I love dearly. Any accusation or claim of assault against me is completely false and without any basis whatsoever. I played drums on “Shakedown Street,” but I never expected to be “The Victim or the Crime.” - Mickey Hart
Mickey Hart, former drummer for the Grateful Dead, has had a warrant issued for his arrest in the state of Kentucky for allegedly assaulting someone at the Mickey Hart Band show on September 8 at Terrapin Hill Farm in Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
Although details are hazy, “multiple law enforcement agencies” told TMZ on Wednesday that the victim filed a police report after the incident. The unnamed person decided to press charges, causing the warrant to be issued, a move that is apparently “standard procedure” in Kentucky.
Michael Hartman was a member of the Grateful Dead from 1967 to 1971 and again from 1974 until 1995 when Jerry Garcia died and the Grateful Dead essentially disbanded. He continued to perform in various groups that included members from the Dead, Particle, Phish, and more. In 2008, he created the Mickey Hart Band and has been touring with a constantly changing lineup of members since. The band’s next performance is at Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival in mid-October.
Bob Weir And The Roots To Team Up In New York This September
- Published on August 08, 2012
- By Ilya Krifman
The legendary former Grateful Dead rhythm guitarist Bob Weir and iconic contemporary hip-hop band The Roots will team up for a one-of-a-kind performance at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on Friday, September 7. Weir is scheduled to open the evening with a solo acoustic performance and subsequently sit-in with ?uestlove and the rest of The Roots during a concert that will benefit HeadCount, an organization that stages voter registration drives at concerts and music festivals across the country.
The concert will be followed by DJ ?uestlove's "Cap Train Dance Party." Tickets go on sale here on August 16 at 12:00 p.m. EDT.
Weir, who is a member of HeadCount's Board of Directors, will bring his acoustic schtick to three venues in Pennsylvania (Sept. 8 to 10) before embarking on a Colorado and West Coast tour in September and October with Furthur, the latest derivation of the Grateful Dead featuring founding member Phil Lesh on bass.
The Roots, a five-piece hip-hop band that has recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of their first gig, are headed by rapper/singer Black Thought and anchored by drummer ?uestlove. Their instrumentation, energy and no-frills approach to the art of hip-hop makes them a must-see act for any music lover out there.
They currently serve as the house band on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," and have done so since 2009.
Bob Weir 2012 Tour Dates
Sept. 7 - Bob Weir Acoustic with The Roots - Capitol Theatre-Port Chester, NY
Sept. 8 - Bob Weir and Bob Wasserman, Woody Guthrie at 100 - Eisenhower Pavilion-University Park, PA
Sept. 9 - Bob Weir Solo Acoustic, opening for Bob Dylan and His Band - Hershey Park Pavilion-Hershey, PA
Sept. 20 - Bob Weir Solo Acoustic - Tower Theatre-Upper Darby, PA
Furthur 2012 Tour Dates
Sept. 21 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO
Sept. 22 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre-Morrison, CO
Sept. 23 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre-Morrison, CO
Sept. 25 - WaMu Theater at CenturyLink Field Events Center-Seattle, WA
Sept. 27 - Edgefield - Troutdale, OR
Sept. 28 - Edgefield-Troutdale, OR
Sept. 29 - Edgefield-Troutdale, OR
Sept. 30 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA
Oct. 2 - SDSU Open Air Theatre-San Diego, CA
Oct. 4 - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel-Las Vegas, NV
Oct. 5 - Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 6 - Greek Theatre-Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 7 - Santa Barbara Bowl-Santa Barbara, CA
Furthur Announces Terrapin Crossroads Dates
- Published on June 08, 2012
- By Eric Moore
Furthur has announced that they will do a three-night run at Phil Lesh’s own venue, Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California.
The boys are set to play June 28 through June 30, just one week prior to their summer tour. Although many of the band members have already played at Terrapin Crossroads, this will be Furthur’s first appearance at their new "home away from home" venue.
The Crossroads was built as a place to remember and respect The Grateful Dead community, so expect these shows to be nothing short of amazing.
Tickets for these shows are on sale now through Terrapin Crossroads.
Source: Terrapin Crossroads
Dark Star Jubilee Releases Initial Lineup feat. Mickey Hart Band, 7 Walkers, Keller, Dumpstaphunk
- Published on April 11, 2012
- By CoryC
Today, Dark Star Orchestra announced the lineup for the first-ever Dark Star Jubilee, occurring August 31 to September 2 at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH. Joining DSO will be Mickey Hart Band, 7 Walkers, Donna Jean Godchaux, Keller Williams, Infamous Stringdusters, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Perpetual Groove, BoomBox and many others.
The festival will take place just over a month after All Good and in the same location. For this festival, however, DSO will be performing three full shows instead of just one set. This will also be the closing of their "Meet at the Jubilee" summer tour. Expect many sit-ins from the Grateful Dead family throughout the weekend.
Tickets are currently priced at $89.00 plus taxes and fees for early-bird passes. There are also RV passes for $50.00 plus taxes and fees and a VIP ticket for $199.00. The initial lineup is listed below, but for more information visit the Dark Star Jubilee official website.
Dark Star Jubilee Initial Lineup
2nd Annual Grateful Dead "Meet-Up At The Movies"
- Published on March 19, 2012
- By Eric Moore
Deadheads rejoice! For just one night, during what is being dubbed as the second annual "Meet-Up At The Movies," The Grateful Dead vaults will be opened, as fans across the nation get a chance to witness the live recording of a never-before-seen show on the big screen.
Movie theaters nationwide will showcase the historic July 18, 1989 Alpine Valley performance for one night only on the evening of April 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. local time.
Source: The Grateful Dead
DSO Announces Labor Day Dark Star Jubille
- Published on March 08, 2012
- By Amy Ettinger
Dark Star Orchestra will be commemorating this summer’s Labor Day weekend with three nights of music and revelry. The group has announced the Dark Star Jubilee, taking place August 31 to September 2, 2012, at the Legend Valley Campground in Thornville, OH.
The band will be closing out the summer in celebration with three nights of shows, as well as vendors, on-site camping and two alternating stages featuring a lineup of acts, including Grateful Family members, that will be released in the coming weeks.
For artist announcements and ticket information, visit the DSO website in the coming weeks and check out the complete list of dates below.
DSO Spring and Summer Tour 2012
March 10 – The Julep Cup, Lexington, KY
March 14 – The Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL – Jam in the Dam VI
March 15 – The Melweg, Amsterdam, NL – Jam in the Dam VI
March 16 - The Melweg, Amsterdam – Jam in the Dam VI
March 18 – The Garage, London, UK
March 25 – Cosmic Charlie’s, Lexington, KY
March 29 – The Showbox, Seattle, WA
March 30 – The Showbox, Seattle, WA
March 31 – Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
April 01 – McDonald Theatre, Eugene, OR
April 03 – Arcata Theater Lounge, Arcata, CA
April 05 – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
April 06 – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
April 07 – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
April 09 – Mystic Theatre, Petaluma, CA
April 10 – The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
April 12 – Belly Up, Solana Beach, CA
April 13 – Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, CA
April 14 – McDowell Mountain Music Festival, Phoenix, AZ
April 28 – Gerstles, Louisville, ky
May 05 – Mexicali Live, Teaneck, NJ
May 07 – Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT
May 08 – Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT
May 09 – Flying Monkey, Plymouth, NH
May 11 – Toad’s Place, New Haven, CT
May 12 – Paramount Theater, Huntington, NY
May 13 – Oneonta Theatre, Oneonta, NY
May 16 – Birchmere Bandstand, Alexandria, VA
May 17 – Pocahontas State Park Amphitheater, Chesterfield, VA
May 18 – Mighty High Mountain Fest at Tuxedo Ridge, Tuxedo, NY
May 19 – Mighty High Mountain Fest at Tuxedo Ridge, Tuxedo, NY
May 20 – Mighty High Mountain Fest at Tuxedo Ridge, Tuxedo, NY
May 24 – Bergen Pac Theatre, Englewood, NJ
May 25 – McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ
May 26 – Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY
May 27 – Jam on The River, Penn’s Landing Riverstage, Philadelphia, PA
May 29 – Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY
May 31 – Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe, PA
June 01 – Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA
June 02 – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, NH
August 31 – Dark Star Jubilee, Legend Valley Campground, Thornville, OH
September 01 – Dark Star Jubilee, Legend Valley Campground, Thornville, OH
September 02 – Dark Star Jubilee, Legend Valley Campground, Thornville, OH
Source: Dark Star Orchestra
Phil Lesh and Friends Announce 12 Show Run at Terrapin Crossroads In California
- Published on February 13, 2012
- By Eric Moore
Phil Lesh has announced that Phil Lesh and Friends will play 12 dates as a part of the first run of shows in The Grate Room, the performance side of Lesh’s new venue, Terrapin Crossroads. The run will include appearances by Lesh, his sons Graham and Brian Lesh, Bob Weir and a legendary cast of friends – Jimmy Herring, Jackie Greene, Joe Russo, Warren Haynes, Jeff Chimenti and others.
The venue will offer a full bar and a limited dinner menu on show nights. Terrapin Crossroads also announced that impromptu, free Phil shows may be able to be caught in the bar and lounge area. If you can’t make it out to Marin, California, Crossroads is offering a couch-tour option with $5.00 webcasts on select nights.
Pre-sale weekend and VIP packages go on sale Tuesday, February 14. Individual show tickets go on sale February 20. For more information on tickets, visit the official Terrapin Crossroads website.
Terrapin Crossroads’ First Run
March 17 (Saturday) – Phil Lesh * Grahame Lesh * Brian Lesh * Chris Robinson * Jeff Chimenti * Jimmy Herring * Joe Russo and special friend Bob Weir
March 18 (Sunday)- Phil Lesh * Grahame Lesh * Brian Lesh * Chris Robinson * Jeff Chimenti * Jimmy Herring * Joe Russo
March 20 (Tuesday) – Phil Lesh * Grahame Lesh * Chris Robinson * Jimmy Herring * Jeff Chimenti * Joe Russo
March 22 (Thursday) – Phil Lesh * Grahame Lesh * Jackie Greene * Jeff Chimenti * John Kadlecik *Joe Russo
March 23 (Friday) - Phil Lesh * Grahame Lesh * Jackie Greene * Jeff Chimenti * John Kadlecik *Joe Russo
March 24 (Saturday) - Phil Lesh * Grahame Lesh * Jackie Greene * Jeff Chimenti * John Kadlecik *Joe Russo
March 25 (Sunday) - Phil Lesh * Grahame Lesh * Jeff Chimenti * John Kadlecik *Joe Russo * Larry Campbell * Teresa Williams
March 27 (Tuesday) - Phil Lesh * Grahame Lesh * Jeff Chimenti *Joe Russo * Larry Campbell * Teresa Williams * Warren Haynes
March 29 (Thursday) - Phil Lesh * Grahame Lesh * Jeff Chimenti *Joe Russo * Larry Campbell * Teresa Williams * Warren Haynes
March 30 (Friday) - Phil Lesh * Grahame Lesh * Jackie Greene* Jaz Sawyer* Jeff Chimenti * Larry Campbell * Teresa Williams
March 31 (Saturday) - Phil Lesh * Grahame Lesh * Jackie Greene* Jaz Sawyer* Jeff Chimenti * Larry Campbell * Teresa Williams
April 1 (Sunday) - Phil Lesh * Grahame Lesh * Jackie Greene* Jaz Sawyer* Jeff Chimenti * Larry Campbell * Teresa Williams
--Source: Terrapin Crossroads
Dark Star Orchestra Announces "Jam in the Sand"
- Published on February 09, 2012
- By Matt Tapia
We all know how Deadheads like to party, so what better way to do that than with Dark Star Orchestra’s first-ever land based Jamaican show at Breezes Grand Resort in Negril, Jamaica. The fest will be from March 1 to 5, 2013, and helping DSO perform at this five-star, all-inclusive tropical resort will be the always fabulous Keller Williams.
DSO will be doing three two-set shows on the beach (as will Keller) plus an acoustic show. Early-bird tickets for "Jam in the Sand," as it is appropriately called, are on sale now, but supplies are limited.
Room reservations can be made via Island Gigs. Be sure to move fast because this event will be one to remember. You get access to restaurants serving international cuisine, all-you-can drink bars and all the beach activities you can imagine, from scuba diving to sleeping under an umbrella. And don’t forget all the glorious music under a perfect Jamaican night.
Source: Dark Star Orchestra