Earlier today, Rolling Stone reported that unspecified sources had confirmed that Grateful Dead spin-off group Dead & Company were planning to stop touring after 2022, but now one of the group’s main members, Bob Weir, posted a note on his Twitter feed suggesting that the report wasn’t true.
“News to me…,” the 74-year-old singer/guitarist wrote, and included a link to the Rolling Stone story.
The band, which includes three core Grateful Dead members — Weir and drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart — as well as popular singer/guitarist John Mayer, recently announced a U.S. summer trek running from June 11 through July 16. Tickets for the shows are available now at the group’s official website.
Last year, Kreutzmann missed some Dead & Company concerts because of heart-related issues, which also led him withdraw from his planned appearances at the group’s Playing in the Sand destination festival in Mexico this past January. The festival wound up being canceled because COVID-related issues. It’s not known if Kreutzmann’s heath is a factor in the band retiring from touring.
Dead & Company formed in 2015 and have been a very popular touring act ever since. The band’s other members are ex-Allman Brothers Band bassist Oteil Burbridge, and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti.
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