Dead & Company to embark on final tour in Summer 2023

John Mayer, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir of Dead & Company. Credit: Daniel Knighton/FilmMagic

Dead & Company recently confirmed their plans to formally disband in the near future, revealing 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 the form of a poster advertising “the final tour”. Though cities and dates are yet to be announced, the poster assures fans that “more information [is] coming soon”, and reveals that the tour will take place over the summer of 2023.

“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,” Mayer said in a statement shared with the poster. “Stay tuned for a full list of dates for what will surely be an exciting, celebratory, and heartfelt last run of shows.”

Now, the group have confirmed the dates in full, which you can check out below.You can buy tickets for the dates here from October 14, 10AM local time.

MAY 2023
19 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum
20 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum
23 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
26 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
28 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
30 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion

JUNE 2023
1 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
3 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
5 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
7 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
9 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
10 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
13 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
15 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizen’s Bank Park
17 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
18 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
21 – New York, NY – Citi Field
22 – New York, NY – Citi Field
25 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
27 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center

JULY 2023
1 – Boulder, CO – Folsom Field
2 – Boulder, CO – Folsom Field
3 – Boulder, CO – Folsom Field
7 – George, WA – The Gorge
8 – George, WA – The Gorge
14 – San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park
15 – San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park

In his own post, Weir wrote on Twitter: “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…”

Word of Dead & Company’s disbanding first emerged earlier this year, when in April, Rolling Stone speculated that their North American tour for summer ’22 would be their last. The article cited “sources close to Dead & Company” as their point of reference, as well as recent health issues for Kreutzmann. Weir, however, was quick to deny the rumours, tweeting that the band’s plans to break up were “news to me”.

The report came after Dead & Company cancelled the 2022 edition of their Mexican festival, which was derailed by Kreutzmann pulling out and Mayer contracting COVID. The summer tour went ahead as planned, though, and saw the band perform a total of 19 shows across June and July.

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