Dead and Company are formally gearing up for its remaining tour.
John Mayer posted a tour poster on his Instagram web page that learn “The Final Tour: Dead & Co. Summer 2023” and famous the group would have particulars on tour dates quickly.
“As we put the ending touches on reserving venues, and understanding that phrase travels quick, we needed to be the primary to let you recognize that Dead & Company will likely be hitting the highway subsequent summer season for what will likely be our remaining tour,” Mayer wrote. “Stay tuned for a full listing of dates for what is going to absolutely be an thrilling, celebratory, and heartfelt final run of exhibits. With love and appreciation, Dead & Company.”
As Rolling Stone previously reported in April, sources near the band stated Dead and Company was gearing as much as name it quits, however they pulled again on that assertion after Bob Weir tweeted his shock after the story circulated. Now it appears the band is making it official.
Weir additionally shared the news on Twitter. “Well it seems to be like that’s it for this outfit; however don’t fear we are going to all be on the market in a single type or one other till we drop…,” he wrote.
Dead and Company began in 2015 with three of the band’s unique members: Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann, together with Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti. The band has been one of many extra prolific reside acts since their formation, taking part in every summer season (minus 2020 in the course of the pandemic). More not too long ago, although, there’s been some lineup shakeups over some well being points surrounding Kreutzmann. He needed to pull out of the later-canceled Playing within the Sand exhibits in Mexico over issues associated to his coronary heart. Then, in the course of the summer season 2022 exhibits a couple of months in the past, as Variety noted
Mayer, for his half, had praised the Dead for years earlier than Dead and Company began. As he advised Rolling Stone in 2013: “This free expressive kind of spirit — I pay attention and I wish to discover a mixture of that openness. I sort of wish to go to [a show like a Dead] present, if it nonetheless existed,” Mayer stated on the time. “But I want that there have been tunes that I used to be extra aware of. I want that I could possibly be the singer. I want I might have harmonies.”