SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The San Francisco Bulls Professional Hockey Team, proud affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, announced today that Bob Weir from the legendary band, Grateful Dead, and Jeff Pehrson, both from the band, Furthur, will perform the National Anthem at the Bulls’ Home Opener on Friday, October 12.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Bob Weir and Jeff Pehrson be a part of this special night in our team’s history,” said SF Bulls CEO Joe Wagoner. “We are a San Francisco team, and there’s nothing more representative of the area than Bob Weir, Jeff Pehrson and the legendary music they have produced. We couldn’t be more honored to have San Francisco legends kick off our inaugural season. The Cow Palace has as much history with musical performances as it does sporting events. Having Mr. Weir and Mr. Pehrson perform will be a great tie-in for the evening.”
Weir, a San Francisco native, is a founding member of the Grateful Dead and Furthur. He has been a staple in the music industry as a guitarist and vocalist for over 30 years.
Weir, along with Pehrson, are current members of the band, Furthur, formed in 2009. Furthur performs hits by the Grateful Dead as well as original songs. Furthur recently wrapped up its tour on the West Coast. You can find out more information about Furthur by visiting their website at furthur.net.
Tickets to the Home Opener on October 12 are going fast. Call 855-SF-BULLS today to reserve your seats.
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About the ECHL:
The ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states. Today, the league has 23 teams in 16 states. The ECHL celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2012-13 and is the third-longest tenured professional hockey league behind only the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League. The ECHL has had 234 players reach the NHL over the last seven seasons. It’s the primary developmental league for the NHL and the AHL. On opening day of the 2011-12 season, 83 former ECHL players were on NHL rosters. The ECHL teams are divided into the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. All teams play a 72-game schedule. For more information please visit http://www.echl.com/