Dead & Company have canceled their summer 2020 tour due to COVID-19.
The band made the announcement on their social media accounts telling fans, “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,” the band said in their statement.
The Grateful Dead offshoot consists of original members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann alongside John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti. They were set to kick off their tour in Boulder, Colorado on July 10th with 17 total shows scheduled for the tour.
“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,” the band said.
Although their tour is canceled, Dead & Company is among the numerous bands hosting a weekly livestream concert series. Named after the Bob Weir song “One More Saturday Night,” the band is replaying classic concerts every Saturday night at 8 PM EST on their YouTube channel.