i keep gettin this feeling that when furthur takes a break it will be because the dead will do a final farewell tour and if so it in my opinion will only be replacing joe russo with bill and mickey or at least it should be. i really think JK is the only suitable lead guitarist for the dead if they do another tour. i really enjoy joe russo on drums over bill and mickey personally but ya gotta have bill and mickey if its the dead so i guess we will see
I would love a three man drum and percussion line up w?JK still on guitar. That would be incredible. And just keep the Furthur name, no need to call it The Dead.
Regarding the rigors of touring in the future?
I hope they consider more shows in perhaps limited places, or limited runs. Perhaps they could hit major population areas with more shows so they don't have to travel and some conveniently located 'satellite shows' in less populated with enough rest time in between so it is not too draining on the band. They could also let those areas that might get left out that in time they will get to that area along the outlined strategy above. So the band plays on on a different schedule that sooner or later "comes 'round."
Bottom line I need -- today, bad day thing -- to con myself into believing that Furthur goes further. I can't cope with too much more bad news today LOL! Gotta Believe!