One of the band’s web sites said, “Circumstances have necessitated that all scheduled tour dates for Bob Weir & RatDog are being cancelled.” There was no elaboration as to why the tour was spiked.
The cancellations included a much-anticipated stand in Jamaica, Jan. 19-23.
Many of the cancelled shows, included one in Boston on Thursday, were with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood band.
The lead post on Ratdog’s community forum Sunday was titled: “I wish they would just tell us WTF is wrong with Bob.”
Weir attracted significant bad publicity and tongue-wagging in April 2013 when he collapsed on stage in Port Chester, N.Y., during a performance with Furthur. Roadies helped an apparently drugged or drunken Weir off stage after the collapse, a widely circulated video of the event showed.
Several fans close to the stage said Weir had been having trouble performing throughout the show, and was forgetting lyrics. The band was ending a nine-show run at the Capitol Theatre, a legendary hall in the Grateful Dead history.
Furthur later went on “hiatus,” with Weir returning to his project Ratdog while Dead veteran Phil Lesh opened a club and worked with his own band.
Here is the complete post concerning the most recent Ratdog tour cancellation:
Circumstances have necessitated that all scheduled tour dates for Bob Weir & RatDog are being cancelled. This applies to all dates on the summer tour starting on Thursday, August 14 in Boston through September 14 in Nashville and also includes the Jamaica event in January of 2015. Full and complete refunds are available at place of purchase. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.