Tonight’s Dead & Company show has been postponed due to a medical emergency. The band was set to play New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center, however guitarist John Mayer has been admitted to the hospital.
“Early this morning, Tuesday, December 5th, John Mayer was admitted into the hospital for an emergency appendectomy, forcing the Dead & Company’s December 5th concert in New Orleans to be postponed.” There is no word on a rescheduled date at this time. Our thoughts are with Mayer on a quick recovery. Next up for the band as currently scheduled is a performance in Orlando on Thursday.
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. As for now, there are two more concerts scheduled: the previously mentioned show in Orlando on Thursday and a Friday night tour finale in Sunrise, Florida.
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. Stay tuned for more word on Mayer’s condition and the status of the two upcoming concerts.
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