Dead & Company Announces Final Tour for Summer of 2023

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Dead & Company, the Grateful Dead successor that includes core GD members Bob Weir (guitar, vocals), Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart (drummers), has announced what will be their final tour under that name and configuration, in the summer of 2023.

The group, founded in 2015, two decades after Jerry Garcia’s death ended the 30-year run of the Grateful Dead, also includes John Mayer (guitar and vocals), Oteil Burbridge (bass, percussion, and vocals) and Jeff Chimenti (keyboards).

The band has toured regularly since its inception, kept from the road by the pandemic in 2020. In 2021, drummer Jay Lane subbed for Kreutzmann on some dates while the latter recovered from Covid-19. Lane again sat in for Kreutzmann during some 2022 shows. The band has not disclosed its reasons for shutting down following the 2023 tour.

No specific dates have yet been announced for the farewell tour.

The three Grateful Dead members of Dead & Company have worked together and separately in various configurations since Garcia’s passing. Weir is currently involved with Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros, a band that includes Blue Note Records president and noted producer Don Was on bass.

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Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, who performs with a revolving cast of musicians as Phil and Friends, has never been a member of Dead & Company.

The band issued this official announcement on its social media pages:

“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”

When tickets go on sale, they will be available here and here.

Watch Dead & Company perform “Not Fade Away” in 2021

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