After 50+ years of performing, Phil Lesh will need minor back surgery this fall, causing him to miss a batch of festival dates.
“This past weekend we learned that Phil needs to have a minor back surgery,” reads a statement from his team. “Per his Doctor’s orders, he will need some time to rest and rehabilitate. Accordingly, and with deep regret, we must announce that Phil’s upcoming performances Outlaw Festival September 7th and 8th, Dirt Farmers Festival and Telluride Blues and Brews Festival must be cancelled.”
Thankfully, the statement also adds that “a full and complete recovery is expected.”
“Phil looks forward to performing and doing what he loves most for everyone very soon,” it concludes.
For an updated list of Phil Lesh tour dates visit his official website.