If you didn't catch the Dead & Company's final shows in San Francisco in July, you're in luck: Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir will make his return to the Bay Area in an October concert.
Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros, another Grateful Dead spinoff band, will perform at Frost Amphitheater at Stanford University on Oct. 29. The band will be accompanied by the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and the Wolfpack, a string and brass quintet that often performs with the band.
Weir has a long history with Palo Alto: The Grateful Dead formed in Palo Alto, and the band played its first gig in 1965 as the Warlocks at Magoo’s Pizza Parlor in Menlo Park, quickly becoming a symbol of counterculture. The Dead first appeared at the amphitheater in 1982, starting what Weir described as a "nearly annual tradition" of performing at the Bay Area venue. The band played over a dozen shows at Frost Amphitheater between 1982 and 1989.
Frost's website describes Weir as "one of rock’s finest, most distinctive rhythm guitarists and singers." Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros was founded in 2018 to play a catalog of music ranging from Grateful Dead classics to Weir's own solo tracks.
Tickets start at roughly $60 for general admission lawn seats and can reach up to $300 for seats near the front of the venue. Stanford Live is not selling tickets; all must be purchased through AXS ticketing services.
Frost is an open-air theater with a paved, reserved seating area near the stage and a grassy general admission space behind it. Parking is available on Stanford's campus—both free and pre-purchased—and lots open at 4 p.m.
And there's a chance the Grateful Dead's iconic Shakedown Street will pop up around the concert venue, bringing tchotchkes, drug rugs, kombucha and tie dye to visiting Deadheads.
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