Yesterday, Dead & Company guitarist John Mayer was admitted to the hospital to undergo an emergency appendectomy. As such, the band’s Tuesday night concert at New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center was postponed. Today, D&C announced the final two shows of tour have also been postponed while Mayer recooperates. John is said to be “in good spirits.”
Dead & Company issued the following statement, “The Dead & Company concerts scheduled for December 7 in Orlando and December 8 in Sunrise in addition to the December 5 show in New Orleans are postponed. All tickets for these shows will be honored for the rescheduled dates. Information on the rescheduled concerts will be announced as soon as possible. Should ticketholders choose to seek a refund, they will be available at point of purchase.”
Dead & Company began their current tour back on November 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York City following an appearance at Band Together Bay Area at AT&T Park in San Francisco on November 9. Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann along with Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti then played a second night at MSG before bringing the run to Philadelphia, Boston, Washington D.C., Hartford, Detroit, Columbus, Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas and Austin. The tour was supposed to end with stops in New Orleans, Orlando and Sunrise.
The sextet was formed in 2015 and embarked on their inaugural tour that fall. In 2016, the group played a summer tour and also hit the road this past summer. John Mayer has had an extremely busy year. Not only has he performed as part of two D&C tours, but he released his own album and supported the LP with an extensive touring schedule.
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