The Other Ones, the band featuring former Grateful Deaders Mickey Hart, Bob Weir, and Bruce Hornsby, has announced plans to head out on the road for another edition of the Furthur Festival tour, starting on August 23 in San Diego.
Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers will open the 2000 Furthur Festival, which returns after taking last summer off in order for ex-Dead bassist Phil Lesh to recover from the liver surgery he had in December 1998 (see "Further Festival Takes Summer Off As Dead's 'Terrapin Station' Continues Looking For Site").
Lesh apparently won't be rejoining his former Dead compatriots for this year's Furthur, and he plans on taking his own band out on the road with Bob Dylan in the next few weeks (see "Bob Dylan Wins Polar Prize, Maps Out Summer Tour"). Tour promoters note, however, that various special guests will be turning up on select cities, leaving
the door open for a possible appearance by Lesh.
"Why have we decided on another stroll down counter-culture memory lane?" asked Bruce Hornsby in a statement. "Because two years ago our Other Ones' tour was musically very special, and we would like to try to create that same feeling once again."
Prior to the launch of the tour, Hybrid Recordings will issue "Furthurmost," a collection of songs culled from past editions of the tour, and the follow-up to the earlier "Furthur Festival" and "Furthurmore" albums.
Dates for the 2000 Furthur Festival:
- 8/23 - San Diego, CA @ Coors Amphitheatre
- 8/24 - Anaheim, CA @ Arrowhead Pond
- 8/25 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
- 8/27 - George, WA @ The Gorge
- 8/29 - Denver, CO @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
- 8/31 - E. Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
- 9/1 - Columbus, OH @ Buckeye Lake Music Center
- 9/2 - Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheatre
- 9/4 - Detroit,
MI @ Pine Knob Music Center
- 9/7 - Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
- 9/8 - Scranton, PA @ Coors Light Amphitheatre
- 9/9 - Hartford, CT @ Hartford Civic Center
- 9/10 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Continental Airlines Arena
- 9/12 - Syracuse, NY @ On Center
- 9/14 - Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavilion
- 9/15- Boston, MA @ Fleet Center
- 9/16 - Camden, NJ @ Sony Entertainment Center
- 9/17 - State College, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center
- 9/20 - Hampton, VA @ Hampton Coliseum
- 9/21 - Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
- 9/23 - Live Oak, FL @ Suwanee Music Park
- 9/24 - Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre