Bob Weir has a new album coming out next friday, September 30th. It’s called Blue Mountain, and was recorded with The National’s Bryce and Aaron Dessner, along with Josh Ritter. This is Bob Weir’s first new studio material since the 2000 Ratdog release Evening Moods.
Blue Mountain is now streaming in full on NPR’s First Listen. Upon first listen, it’s clear that Weir’s ability as a songwriter hasn’t escaped him in his absence from recording. The tracks are captivating, emotional, and mature. There is certainly a healthy hint of indie-Americana vibes in there, courtesy of his new friends from The National.
Weir will take these new songs on the road in October, with dates in Oakland, Los Angeles, Nashville, Chicago, and a few in the New York City area. You can still scoop tickets for some of those shows here.
Bob Weir on tour:
October 7—Marin County Civic Center—San Rafael, CA October 8—Fox Theater—Oakland, CA October 10—The Wiltern—Los Angeles, CA October 12—Tower Theatre—Upper Darby, PA October 14 & 15—Kings Theatre—Brooklyn, NY October 16—The Capitol Theatre—Port Chester, NY October 19—Ryman Auditorium—Nashville, TN October 20—The Chicago Theater—Chicago, IL