Dead & Company Confirm ‘The Final Tour’ For Summer 2023

The band featuring Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann announced next summer will be their final run of shows.

By Andy Kahn Sep 23, 2022 1:20 pm PDT

Dead & Company confirmed their last tour will take place in Summer 2023. “The Final Tour” was announced with no further details regarding the dates or locations of the shows that will make up their last run.

Dead & Company — guitarists Bob Weir and John Mayer, drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, bassist Oteil Burbridge and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti — debuted in 2015 and have toured regularly since. The band’s recent Summer Tour 2022 was faced with several challenges, including Kreutzmann needing to sit out several shows to deal with health issues.

In response to today’s announcement, Weir wrote, “Well it looks like that’s it for this outfit; but don’t worry we will all be out there in one form or another until we drop…”

Kreutzmann also reacted to the announcement, writing:

“The Grateful Dead always felt timeless from our very beginnings at the Acid Tests where “time” did some funny things so we left it behind altogether. This music will always exist, always evolve, always be the soundtrack of our ever changing lives. But the form changes. It always has, from when we invited Mickey to join the band to the many shapes and forms it took after Jerry left us. And so it’s almost time for another change. I have loved this chapter with Dead & Company, as we got to explore The Music with some new interpreters and different antennas, but we always knew it was just a chapter. The Music never stops. I hope you’ll join us for one final Dead & Company tour next summer and after that… as always… I’m really excited about what comes next. Thank you all for being with us on this journey. It’s far from over so keep those seat belts on because we’ve got some wild nights ahead.”

Prior to the start of Summer Tour 2022, it was rumored that Dead & Co. would stop touring after this year. Weir, Hart and Kreutzmann responded by contradicting the report.

Next up for Dead & Company is the Playing In The Sand 2023 destination event in Rivera Cancún, Mexico. The band is expected to perform three times at the event taking place at Moon Palace Cancún on January 14 – 17.

Read the message from Dead & Company regarding “The Final Tour” below:

As we put the finishing touches on booking venues, and understanding that word travels fast, we wanted to be the first to let you know that Dead & Company will be hitting the road next summer for what will be our final tour.

Stay tuned for a full list of dates for what will surely be an exciting, celebratory, and heartfelt last run of shows.

With love and appreciation,

Dead & Company


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