Performing their current album, World Gone Mad, as well as classic songs of The Band, The Weight Band is led by Jim Weider, a 15-year former member of The Band and the Levon Helm Band. Originating in 2013 inside the famed Woodstock barn of Levon Helm, Weider was inspired by Helm to carry on the musical legacy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group.
Years of touring have seen The Weight Band revive “The Woodstock Sound,” keeping the spirit of Americana/Roots Rock alive for audiences of all ages. They continue to keep the sound vibrant by releasing new music, evidenced by the album World Gone Mad, released in February 2018. Their live set features songs from the new album as well as fan favorites from The Band’s treasured catalog, including “Up On Cripple Creek,” “The Weight,” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.”
The Weight Band includes Brian Mitchell (The Levon Helm Band), Michael Bram (Jason Mraz), Matt Zeiner (Dickey Betts Band), and Albert Rogers (The Jim Weider Band). With a US and international tour schedule slated for 2019 and beyond, The Weight Band complements The Band’s timeless legacy while pushing the music forward for new audiences.
The Weight Band Tour Dates
11/11- Buskirk-Chumley Theater- Bloomington IN
11/12- Old Town School Of Folk Music- Chicago IL
11/13- Mineral Point Opera House- Mineral Point WI
11/14- The Cedar Cultural Center- Minneapolis MN
12/3- Scottish Rite Auditorium- Collingswood NJ
12/4- The Paramount- Huntington NY
12/10- The Warehouse @ FTC- Fairfield CT
12/11- Brooklyn Bowl- New York NY