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Weir Cancels RatDog Tour Due To Exhaustion

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —

Citing exhaustion, Bob Weir has cancelled the fall Bob Weir and RatDog tour, which was supposed to kick off in Ridgefield, CT on October 7 and wind down in Camden, NJ on November 26-27. Since January, Weir has worked continuously on music dates for RatDog and The Dead, promotional work for his career retrospective album Weir Here (on John Scher's Hybrid Recordings) and a number of nonprofit appearances.

"It was all simply too much," said Weir spokesperson Dennis McNally, "and he’s reached a point of complete physical exhaustion. He anticipates returning to performing in early spring 2005. No one regrets more than he the postponement of these shows, but he and his management concluded that his long-term health was a greater priority. That and his desire to give his fans only the best possible performance outweighed the difficulties of rescheduling the tour." –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen