Trio of Bob Weir & Wolf Bros. honors The Dead at Oakdale March 2

February 19, 2019

Bob Weir and the Wolf Bros. are alive and playing Dead — the Grateful Dead, that is, on a 20-date tour that arrives in Wallingford at the Oakdale Theatre Saturday, March 2, following their sold-out tour in the fall.

“This is more fun than a frog in a glass of milk,” says Weir in a press release. “Don is all over his upright, and Jay needs to somehow be kept in line at times, but it’s all falling together nicely.”

Weir, of course, was one of the founding members of the Grateful Dead and since establishing the band in 1965, Weir has become one of rock’s most distinctive rhythm guitarists. He is also a member of Dead & Company, which features Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann along with Fairfield’s John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti.

The Wolf Bros. are Don Was of the 1980s funk-rock band Was (Not Was) and drummer Jay Lane, who played with RatDog and Primus. With Weir, the trio will perform songs of the Grateful Dead.

Oakdale Theatre, 95 S. Turnpike Road, Wallingford. Saturday, March 2, 7:30 p.m. $99.50-$59.50. 1-800-745-3000. Oakdale.com, LiveNation.com.