Dead & Company -- featuring Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann along with John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti -- were set to tour in July and August but that not-too-long, not-too-strange trip is not happening, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Here's the note from the band:
Due to the global coronavirus outbreak, and in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we sadly have no choice but to cancel the upcoming Dead & Company Summer 2020 Tour.
The well-being and safety of the Deadhead community, venue workers and our touring family is of the utmost importance to us. We also want to provide you, the fans who’ve been hit hard financially during this difficult time with your money back. All tickets will be fully refunded at point of purchase.
We are thankful for your love, your understanding and we look forward to the day when we can all be reunited. In the meantime, keep the faith and believe in the power of music.
We will return. We will get by. We will survive.
Dates included a NYC-area show at NJ’s Metlife Stadium on August 1. As they note, all tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.
In the mean time, you can watch previously recorded Dead & Company shows on their "One More Saturday Night" series on Saturdays at 8 PM ET on nugs.tv. There's also a series of Grateful Dead show streams, "Shakedown Stream," on Fridays at 8 PM ET on YouTube.