Bay Area jam outfitFurthur just announced that it will cancel its set at next week's Bottle Rock Napa Valley music festival in the wake of frontman Bob Weir's onstage collapse. The band, which features Grateful Dead co-founders Weir and Phil Lesh, had been scheduled to headline the first night of Bottle Rock on Thursday, May 9. No replacement act has been announced.
Weir collapsed during a Futhur gig in Port Chester, N.Y. last Thursday night, but appeared to be fine during an Atlantic City show two days later. A statement released today, however, says Weir will not be able to perform for several weeks:
To pay tribute to both Elvis and ourselves on this otherwise bummer of an occasion, here's the story -- with nifty video enhancements -- of how "All Shook Up" came into the world.