Anyone who is on Facebook, Reddit or any social platform reads rumors every day. Some crazy, some practical. So we decided to pick a few and weigh in our thoughts:
Lockn is the last shows of 2018: Buy
While it may not be completely up in the air, people still like to think the boys will be announcing a fall tour or New Years shows. Ultimately, this won’t happen. With Bob Weir and The Wolf Bros Tour just announced and Mayer’s next solo project on the horizon, fall tour is looking all but slimmer by the day. Plus advertising LOCKN as the last shows then going back on that is a shady marketing tactic that the dead would never take part in.
Mexico will be the last Dead and Company shows: Sell
People have begun spreading the rumor that Lockn and Mexico will be the last hurrah for Dead and Co. We don’t buy this one bit. Everyone in the band seems to be in the highest of spirits. Bobby has said where he sees this band going and it doesn’t end in 2018. Aside from Dead and Co, even if this band took a different form, Bill or Mickey leaves, there is no way John Mayer is going to be able to scratch this itch anywhere else. Word has it that negotiations with venues are already in the works for summer 2019 as well.
Bobby Solo Album: Sell, for now
When the Wolf Bro’s was announced, speculation of another Weir solo album came into play. Word on the street is Bobby has been in the studio which is something fueling this rumor even more. Even if Bobby has been in the studio, I wouldn’t be expecting an album from him quite yet. Bobby is a guy who likes to be on the road. Any type of recording he will do will need to reach a certain point before it gets released. Even with his last album, he expressed that it was a type of album he has been wanting to make for a while, which leaves me to wonder what his purpose of a new album would be.
Dead and Company signed on for 4 years of Mexico: Buy
If you were there, you get it. Mexico was a blast. The energy of the event comparable to Fare Thee Well in the sense of the commitment of the fans. Your average Joe isn’t going to drop three grand to go see a band he’s 50/50 on in Mexico and likewise, the riff-raff who used the scene to make a financial means weren't there either. It was all good vibes, from the second we got off the plane to the moment we got back on. From the bands perspective, they got flown to paradise to play three shows and stay at a 5-star hotel. I’m sure, regardless of age or schedule, the band will make time for this.
Rumors and speculation are fun, but remember nothing is in stone until it comes from the Weir Wolfs mouth. Let us know your thoughts below!