Dead and Company: ‘The Final Tour’ Set for Summer 2023; Details/Dates Forthcoming


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Next summer, Dead and Company will embark on The Final Tour — which, judging by its name, sounds like the last chance you’ll get to experience the jam band “supergroup” (featuring Grateful Dead alumni Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, alongside Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti and special guest John Mayer).

The news surfaced a few days back, with Mayer posting this on his Instagram page:

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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Bob Weir followed suit:

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…

 

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As did Bill Kreutzmann:

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.

With love, Billy

 

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Mayer has performed with Dead and Company since its formation in 2015, embarking on several massive tours of stadiums and huge venues all over the map. The group has not released any studio recordings to date, despite some chatter popping up in years past, though, naturally, a bounty of live material is available.

Stay tuned for further information and dates for Dead and Company’s final tour as an ensemble.

Comments

  • Arthur says:

    I’m 70 and my first show was in Philadelphia 1969 what a long strange trip it’s been. Been to so many Dead shows, too many to count. The boys will be missed. So many roads, so many roads.😪😥💚



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