While Jackie Greene has been a “Friend” in Phil Lesh’s ensembles many times over, it looks like the two will be taking opposite roles. On November 26th, guitarist Jackie Greene will celebrate his birthday with a performance at San Francisco’s historic The Warfield venue, recruiting Lesh and many more for the celebration.The full lineup includes Greene, Lesh, Mark Karan, Jason Crosby, Ross James and another yet-to-be-named very special guest. The show also holds more special significance, as it marks the direct 40th anniversary of The Band’s final concert, The Last Waltz, which was performed in San Francisco as well.Tickets for this one-of-a-kind performance are on sale now and can be found here.
TOKYO (AP) — The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee had a simple message for fellow members of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party. Yoshiro Mori says the games will go on “no matter what situation would be with the coronavirus.” Mori is also a former Japanese prime minister. He has been the main cheerleader for several weeks in Japan and has been backed in Switzerland by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach as reports have swirled that the Olympics might be canceled. The IOC has aggressively pushed back and says the Olympics will open on July 23.