phil lesh cancels 2019 dates due to back surgery

Phil Lesh just shared an announcement with his fans or anyone who’s bought tickets to his upcoming shows — apparently he needs a minor surgery and will need to cancel his next few spots to rest up and make a complete recovery.

This past weekend we learned that Phil needs to have a minor back surgery. 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. A full and complete recovery is expected. Phil looks forward to performing and doing what he loves most for everyone very soon.

We’ll be sending Lesh healing vibes from the couch and I’m sure Terrapin Crossroads will still be kicking and hosting many shows in his absence.