No “Truckin” Up To Verona-RatDog Cancels Tour

Jam rock band RatDog canceled its upcoming tour on Wednesday, citing physical exhaustion suffered by lead singer and guitarist Bob Weir. The tour was supposed to include two stops at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino Showroom in Verona, on Oct. 22 and Nov. 17. A third show was booked for Johnson City near Binghamton.An Internet report posted Wednesday on ratdog.com said: “RatDog must regretfully announce the postponement of the Bob Weir and RatDog tour scheduled to begin tomorrow, October 7, in Ridgefield, Conn. Since January, Bob Weir has worked continuously on music dates for RatDog and The Dead, promotional work for his career retrospective album, and a number of nonprofit appearances. It was all simply too much, and he’s reached a point of complete physical exhaustion.” Turning Stone officials say ticket refunds can be picked up at the point of purchase. RatDog.com says a tour will take place in February 2005.


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