Summer Tour Done, John Mayer Thanks Dead & Company for “Allowing Me a Seat on This Transcendent Ride”


Adrian GarroCategories:Latest News

Rock Cellar Magazine

Dead and Company wrapped a big summer tour with some shows at Citi Field in New York this week — and after the dust settled, John Mayer expressed his deep appreciation to the rest of the jam band “supergroup” (featuring Grateful Dead alumni Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, alongside Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti) for inviting him to be a part of the touring ensemble.

Mayer’s full message:

These tours with @deadandcompany exist on an almost otherworldly plane – everyone, on stage and in the crowd, meets up in this shared dream, and on the last night, after the final note is struck, we leave it all on the stage. We bow, we hug, we share our love for one another and then… we disappear. I fly through the dead of night and wake up at home, where my ears ring, my heart sings, and I’m left with this mix of fatigue, joy, accomplishment, and deep appreciation for what I was able to be a part of. I can feel the connected, collective experience of thousands of others who wake up feeling the same. I’ll never get over the profound beauty and uniqueness of this, and we’ll never in our lifetime see the likes of @bobweir @mickeyhart and @billkreutzmann, playing beyond all perceived limitations and expectations. It’s nothing short of remarkable. Thank you one and all for allowing me a seat on this transcendent ride. ♥️

 

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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.

The close of the Summer 2022 Dead and Company tour completes a busy period for Mayer, who jumped on this outing after wrapping his own big tour in the spring, supporting his latest studio record, the slightly experimental and “yacht rock”-influenced Sob Rock.



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