John Mayer Talks Magical Dead & Company Tour & Sends Respects To Jerry Garcia

On Saturday night Dead & Company featuring Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir aided by John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti concluded Summer Tour 2016 with a Bay Area performance at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Mayer has just shared a note with touching sentiments about the tour.

Mayer wrote on Instagram, “This @deadandcompany tour was magical. This band flourished in so many ways. To learn each others’ moves as people and musicians, so as to support each other on stage and off made every night a beautiful adventure. I grew up a lone wolf in a bedroom practicing my guitar, and all I ever really craved was community. The community I feel now between my brothers and sisters in this band and crew, and the connection between everyone in the audience from the front row to the back, to those who listened from couches and cars, to those who come up to me and say more with their eyes than their words in their attempt to tell me what this means to them – I will never forget it, because I will never stop feeling it. We’re together now. I’m honored to be one of many musicians in the larger community of the GDEU (Grateful Dead Extended Universe.) And it must be said – to Jerry: what a light you are that I could bask in your shadow. ❤️⚡️?? love you all.”

As for now there are no more Dead & Company performances scheduled. Let’s hope that soon changes.

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