Amoeba Hollywood - September 27th @ 5:00pm
“A spirit of celebration radiates through Weir’s voice.” - NPR Music
BOB WEIR will perform a special acoustic set at Amoeba Hollywood Tuesday, September 27th at 5pm to celebrate the release of his new album, Blue Mountain (out 9/30 on Columbia/Legacy Recordings/ROAR). Pre-order the new album beginning Friday, September 23 to attend the show AND receive a limited edition “Bob Weir - Live at Amoeba” poster and a digital download of Blue Mountain.
To attend this in-store event:
- In-store pre-order at Amoeba Hollywood (no phone orders) beginning 9/23 at 10:30am. In-store pickup or ship-to option will be available.
- Online pre-order - a limited number of passes will be made available on amoeba.com beginning 9/23 at 10:30am PST on amoeba.com. Online purchasers will receive album and FOLDED poster shipped to them. Online orders will receive wristband and download card on 9/27 at Amoeba Hollywood will call area.
BOTH purchase options are limited to 2 albums/tickets to attend per person.
With your album pre-order on 9/23 you will receive:
- One wristband to attend 9/27 in-store performance
- Bob Weir limited edition Live at Amoeba poster
- Digital download code to get Blue Mountain
Blue Mountain album formats/pricing:
Indie-only clear vinyl LP $32.98
Black vinyl double LP $29.98
(If choosing SHIP TO option at time of purchase at the store, $5 will be added at checkout).
- Pre-purchased Blue Mountain CDs and LPs will be available for pickup in-store at Amoeba Hollywood beginning 9/30. Must present receipt for pickup.
- There will be no “standby” admission line for this special event and no autograph signing after the performance.
- All sales final. No replacement for lost/stolen wristbands, tickets, receipts. Keep them safe!
About Blue Mountain:
The album marks Weir’s debut project since signing with Sony Music Entertainment’s Columbia/Legacy and ROAR. Listen to preview tracks from the album including NPR Music’s premiere of “Only A River” HERE, “Gonesvillle” premiere on Rolling Stone HERE and “Lay My Lily Down” on NPR’s “World Café” HERE.
On September 21, Weir will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Americana Honors & Awards and will also perform at the ceremony. Weir will take part in a special Q&A and acoustic performance on September 22 at The Country Music Hall of Fame’s Ford Theater. On October 7, he’ll embark on the “Campfire Tour.”
Blue Mountain will be Weir’s first solo record in ten years and his first album of entirely original material in thirty years. The release will be available on CD, 2LP vinyl, and digital. PreProducer Josh Kaufman partnered with Weir on the album, which features songwriting collaboration with Josh Ritter and performances from guitarists Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner and bassist Scott Devendorf.
Drawing on his earlier experiences working on a ranch in Wyoming as a teenager, Weir joined with Ritter, the Dessners, Devendorf and Kaufman to celebrate those times with twelve new songs.
The album was recorded at a variety of locations on both coasts, including studios in Woodstock, NY and San Rafael, CA over the spring and fall of 2015. A host of fellow musicians appear alongside Weir on Blue Mountain including Ray Rizzo (drums, harmonium, harmonica, backup vocals), Joe Russo (drums), Jon Shaw (upright bass, piano), Rob Burger (keyboard, accordion, tuned percussion), Sam Cohen (electric guitar and pedal steel), Nate Martinez (guitars, harmonium, backup vocals), Jay Lane (drums, vocals), Robin Sylvester (upright bass, vocals, hammond organ) and Steve Kimock (Lapsteel). Providing backup vocals are The Bandana Splits, comprised of Annie Nero, Lauren Balthrop and Dawn Landes. Kaufman produced the record with engineering by Dan Goodwin.
Weir is one of the founding members of the legendary Grateful Dead, which received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. The band has also appeared on Forbes’ list of top-grossing entertainers and in the early ‘90s were the highest-grossing concert attraction in the U.S. Since establishing the band in 1965, Weir has become one of rock’s finest and most distinctive rhythm guitarists. Earlier this year he received the inaugural Les Paul Spirit Award. Weir has also performed with many other acts including The Other Ones, Kingfish, Bob Weir Band, Bobby and the Midnites, Scaring the Children, Ratdog and Furthur, co-led by former Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh. His first solo album, Ace, was released in 1972.
Most recently, Weir has been performing with Dead & Company, which features Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann along with Grammy-winner John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti.
2014 saw the release of “The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir,” created by Netflix, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Additionally, an Amazon film series based on Steve Parish’s 2003 book, “Home Before Midnight: My Life on the Road with the Grateful Dead,” is currently in development with Weir serving as an executive producer.
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