In a thrilling turn of events on Monday, Grateful Dead tribute powerhouse Joe Russo’s Almost Dead announced bassist Dave Dreiwitz would indeed be joining them for a number of shows scheduled for the coming year. The statement shared by the band follows the initial announcement that Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge would be filling in for Dreiwitz for four shows in February 2019.The 2019 performances, which Burbridge was initially scheduled to replace Dreiwitz, include shows at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA (2/14); The Pageant in St. Louis, MO (2/15-2/16); And The Sylvee in Madison, WI (2/17). Tickets already purchased for these four shows, which will now feature the usual JRAD lineup of Joe Russo, Tom Hamilton, Scott Metzger, Marco Benevento, and Dave Dreiwitz, remain valid for fans who purchased them with Burbridge under the initial billing. The band did not name any specific reasoning to Dreiwitz’s return to the lineup for the upcoming shows, aside from his schedule presumably now allowing for his participation in the run of winter performances.Dreiwitz spent this past weekend playing with his Ween bandmates at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, where the rock band welcomed fans for a three-night run at the historic venue beginning on Friday night.JRAD also announced late last week that they will be one of the featured headlining performers at The Peach Festival in Scranton, Pennsylvania next summer. The band’s 2019 tour schedule will see them making notable stops at Mardi Gras World during the first weekend of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in late April, and Colorado’s Red Rocks Ampitheatre on August 29th, just to name a few.Burbridge is currently scheduled to host a run of New Year’s Eve performances as Oteil & Friends at The Capitol Theatre on December 27th and 29th, followed by a show at New York City’s Brooklyn Bowl on December 30th and 31st with special guests Jen Hartswick and Natalie Cressman. Tickets for the upcoming shows can be purchased via his website.