Dead & Company To Disband After Summer 2023 Tour
Dead & Company have revealed they will formally disband in the near future and that a farewell tour will be announced in the coming months.
The supergroup – consisting of Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann alongside John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti – confirmed their imminent break-up in a social media post advertising “the final tour”. Though cities and dates have yet to be announced, the post tells fans that “more information [is] coming soon” and reveals that the tour will take place over the summer of 2023.
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The band’s post reads, “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.”
Guitarist Bob Weir followed the announcement up with a tweet saying, “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…”
Drummer Bill Kreutzmann added, “Kreutzmann also reacted to the announcement, writing:
“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.”