Gordon Hensley’s 1996–2022 Bob Weir Show List

Editing note: updated May 2022 to add 30 Dead and Company (launched 2015) and Bob Weir and Wolf Brothers shows (launched 2018).

Similar in process but easier to reconstruct than my 1977–1995 Grateful Dead show list compiled in 2015, the list of my 136 Bob Weir w/RatDog shows constitutes about 70% of my post-Grateful Dead concert experiences.

Bob Weir’s primary post-Grateful Dead project, RatDog, picked up a head of steam by late 1998 (in this observer’s opinion) when Jeff Chimenti (1997 addition) and Mark Karan (1998 addition) had tastefully integrated with founding members Jay Lane and Rob Wasserman on drums and bass, respectively.

Easily my favorite post-Dead band, RatDog was a contemporary, jazzier take on improvisational Grateful Dead and Americana music. On any given night I could enjoy this band just as much as the Grateful Dead (that’s saying a lot)— and in smaller, more intimate club venues averaging 800–1500 fans versus the massive stadiums and arenas played by the Dead in later years.

2002 was my RatDog touring high point — 24 shows. This was also the first time RatDog played Europe, and made the trip. For the small cadre of about 100 hardcore fans traveling around Europe mixing w/ the locals, it was like a mini-Europe ’72 experience. At the New Morning, a small Paris jazz club, the audience totaled about 350. I still rate the 7/8/2002 show in Cologne as a top 5 or 10 show — if not the best RatDog show I saw.

With the essential addition of Kenny Brooks on sax and Robin Sylvester replacing Rob Wasserman on bass between 2002/2003, the band’s sound became still bigger — with the 2003–2009 period producing an avalanche of outstanding shows.

People ask me how I was able to see this volume of shows. By 1997 and ’98, the content and writing work that served as my primary “deliverables” for clients could be reliably emailed on the primitive but functional 28.8 and 56.6 dial-up speeds of the time. Any hotel room could now suffice.

Thanks to Bob and the band for their touring work ethic and always making the effort to hit smaller markets and geographic nooks and crannies throughout America.

Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA 10/16/03

1996

6/26 — Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, VA (Furthur Festival)

1997

6/27 — Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, VA (Furthur Festival)

7/3 — West Tennis Stadium, Forest Hills, NY (Furthur Festival)

10/25 — Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY

1998

4/4 — Grand Cayman Ballroom, Atlantic City, NJ

11/17 — Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY

11/25 — The Ballroom, Washington, DC

1999

10/26 — The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

10/27 — The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

11/6 — Palace Theater, Louisville, KY

11/8 — Civic Center, Akron, OH

11/20 — Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY

11/23 — 9:30 Club, Washington, DC

2000

3/24 — Bonne Fete Festival, Baton Rouge, LA

3/25 — House of Blues, New Orleans, LA

6/3 — The Ritz, Raleigh, NC

6/4 — Battery Park Festival, New York, NY

6/16 — M.A.M.A. Festival, Timonium, MD

6/20 — Bottle and Cork, Dewey Beach, DE

6/24 — Gathering of the Vibes, Bridgeport, CT

10/27 — 4th and B, San Diego, CA

10/28 — The Joint, Las Vegas, NV

11/18 — Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY

11/22 — The NorVA, Norfolk, VA

11/27 — 9:30 Club, Washington, DC

11/28 — 9:30 Club, Washington, DC

12/1 — Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA

12/2 — Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA

2001

3/30 — House of Blues, New Orleans, LA

3/31 — New Daisy Theater, Memphis, TN

7/20 — Great Woods Amphitheater, Mansfield, MA (RatDog Opens for Phil and Friends)

7/21 — Meadows Music Theater, Hartford, CT (RatDog Opens for Phil and Friends)

7/22 — Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY (RatDog Opens for Phil and Friends)

8/14 — Pier Six Pavilion, Baltimore, MD

9/25 — Ziggy’s, Winston-Salem, NC

9/27 — The NorVa, Norfolk, VA

9/28 — 9:30 Club, Washington, DC

10/6 — Stranahan Theater, Toledo, OH

11/26 — House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV

11/28 — House of Blues, Anaheim, CA

2002

2/1 — Jannus Landing, St. Pete, FL

2/2 — Pompano Beach Amphitheater, Pompano Beach, FL

3/8 — Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA

3/9 — Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY

3/12 — Ziggy’s, Winston-Salem, NC

3/13 — Music Farm, Charleston, SC

4/30 — La Zona Rosa, Austin, TX

5/2 — Party on the Plaza, Houston, TX

5/4 — Howlin’ Wolf, New Orleans, LA

5/5 — Jazzfest, New Orleans, LA (w/Phil and Friends, Neville Brothers)

5/26 — 9:30 Club, Washington, DC

5/27 — Bottle and Cork, Dewey Beach, DE

7/3 — London Astoria, London, England (RatDog’s first European Tour)

7/6 — New Morning, Paris, France

7/8 — Live Music Halle, Cologne, Germany

7/9 — Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany

7/10 — Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

7/22 — Recher Theater, Towson, MD

7/30 — Kahunaville, Wilmington, DE

9/27 — Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA

10/5 — Beacon Theater, New York, NY

10/8 — 9:30 Club, Washington, DC

10/11 — Orpheum Theater, Boston, MA

10/12 — Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, NH

2003

4/19 — Pompano Beach Amphitheater, Pompano Beach, FL

4/22 — State Theater, Falls Church, VA

4/27 — Music Farm, Charleston, SC

4/29 — House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, NC

4/30 — Ziggy’s, Winston-Salem, NC

5/1 — Ziggy’s, Winston-Salem, NC

10/16 — Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA

10/20 — Michael’s Eighth Avenue, Glen Burnie, MD

10/24 — Beacon Theater, New York, NY

10/25 — Beacon Theater, New York, NY

11/3 — Vic Theater, Chicago, IL

11/4 — Vic Theater, Chicago, IL

11/17 — Blue Note, Columbia, MO

11/18 — Liberty Hall, Lawrence, KS

2004

3/2 — The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA (The Waybacks opened)

3/3 — The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA (The Waybacks opened)

3/5 — Roseland Theater, Portland, OR

3/8 — Showbox, Seattle, WA

3/30–9:30 Club, Washington, DC

3/31–9:30 Club, Washington, DC

2005

4/4 — Vogue Theater, Indianapolis, IN

4/5 — House of Blues, Cleveland, OH

4/15 — Beacon Theater, New York, NY

4/16 — Beacon Theater, New York, NY

4/25 — Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT

4/26 — 9:30 Club, Washington, DC

4/27 — 9:30 Club, Washington, DC

8/5 — Sunshine Daydream, Terra Alta, WV (Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash)

8/6 — Sunshine Daydream, Terra Alta, WV (Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash)

8/10 — Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD

9/1 — Central Park Summerstage, New York, NY

9/2 — Meadowbrook, Gilford, NH

9/4 — House of Blues, Atlantic City

11/2 — Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD

11/14 — Orange Peel, Asheville, NC

11/15 — Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA

11/16 — Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA

2006

3/20 — Premier Music Hall, Danbury, CT

3/21 — Premier Music Hall, Danbury, CT

3/27 — Warner Theater, Washington, DC

4/6 — Beacon Theater, New York, NY

4/7 — Beacon Theater, New York, NY

4/8 — Beacon Theater, New York, NY

7/13 — Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY

7/14 — Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY

2007

3/9 — Beacon Theater, New York, NY

3/10 — Beacon Theater, New York, NY

3/19 — Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD

7/9 — Central Park Summerstage, New York, NY

8/11 — Gathering of the Vibes, Bridgeport, CT

8/12 — Boarding House Park, Lowell, MA

8/14 — Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, VA (Opened for Allman Brothers)

2008

4/3 — Beacon Theater, New York, NY

4/4 — Beacon Theater, New York, NY

4/5 — Beacon Theater, New York, NY

4/8 — Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD

4/9 — Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD

8/25 — Hershey Park Pavilion, Hershey, PA (Opened for Allman Brothers)

11/3 — The National, Richmond, VA

11/5 — Warner Theater, Washington, DC

11/6 — Warner Theater, Washington, DC

11/12 — Prudential Hall, Newark, NJ

2009

7/8 — Snagajob.com Pavilion, Glen Allen, VA

7/25 — Gathering of the Vibes, Bridgeport, CT

10/19 — Grand Ballroom, New York, NY

10/20 — Grand Ballroom, New York, NY

2010–2013

Except for early 2010 Jamaica shows, RatDog on hiatus through 2014 while Bob Weir and Phil Lesh touring with their other band, Furthur

2014

2/17 — Lincoln Theater, Washington, DC

2/18 — Lincoln Theater, Washington, DC

2/24 — House of Blues, Boston, MA

2/25 — House of Blues, Boston, MA

6/4 — Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY (Headcount 10th Anniversary Benefit)

2015

10/31 — Madison Square Garden, New York, NY — Dead and Company

11/1 — Madison Square Garden, New York, NY — Dead and Company

11/6 — Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. — Dead and Company

2016

6/23 — Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA — Dead and Company

6/25 — Citi Field, Queens, NY — Dead and Company

6/26 — Citi Field, Queens, NY — Dead and Company

7/15 — Fenway Park, Boston, MA — Dead and Company

7/16 — Fenway Park, Boston, MA — Dead and Company

2017

6/22 — Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA — Dead and Company

6/24 — Citi Field, Queens, NY — Dead and Company

11/12 — Madison Square Garden, New York, NY — Dead and Company

11/14 — Madison Square Garden, New York, NY — Dead and Company

11/16 — Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA — Dead and Company

11/21 — Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C. — Dead and Company

2018

6/15 — Citi Field, Queens, NY — Dead and Company

6/16 — Citi Field, Queens, NY — Dead and Company

8/25 — Lockn’ Festival, Arrington, VA — Dead and Company

8/26 — Lockn’ Festival, Arrington, VA — Dead and Company

11/12 — Warner Theater, Washington, D.C. — Bob Weir and Wolf Bros

11/18 — Beacon Theater, New York, NY — Bob Weir and Wolf Bros

2019

6/26 — Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA — Dead and Company

10/31 — Madison Square Garden, New York, NY — Dead and Company

11/1 — Madison Square Garden, New York, NY — Dead and Company

11/9 — Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA — Dead and Company

2021

6/8 — Red Rocks, Morrison, CO — Bob Weir and Wolf Bros w/Wolfpack

6/9 — Red Rocks, Morrison, CO — Bob Weir and Wolf Bros w/ Wolfpack

8/28 — Hershey Park Stadium, Hershey, PA — Dead and Company

9/7 — Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH — Dead and Company

2022

3/15 — Arvest Theater, Kansas City, MO — Bob Weir and Wolf Bros w/ Wolfpack

3/29 — Roxian Theater, Pittsburgh PA — Bob Weir and Wolf Bros w/ Wolfpack

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health/economic communications+content; fmr gop campaign consultant/speechwriter; live music enthusiast; insta: gordonhensleydc

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