Dead and Company announce final tour for summer 2023

Dead & Company‘s final tour will take place next summer.

Guitarist Bob Weir shared the news on Social Mediawrites: “Well, it looks like that’s it for this outfit, but don’t worry, we’ll all be out there in one form or another until we drop.”

In April, Rolling stones reported that the band would stop touring after 2022. Weir and several other members of Dead & Company took to social media not long after to refute the story. “News for Me,” Weir tweeted. “Phew,” drummer Bill Kreutzmann added as an answer to Weir. “I thought you knew something that I didn’t!” A statement from the band at the time clarified that no official decision had been made as to whether the band would stop performing after their summer 2022 tourwhich was launched in July.

Now, however, a decision has been made. According to Weir’s post, the band will launch a final tour next summer. Further details are expected to be announced soon.

Dead & Company was originally formed in 2015 and includes three original members of Grateful Dead: Weir, Kreutzmann and Mickey Hartplus guitarist John Mayer, bassist Oteil Burbridge and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. Outside of Dead & Company, all three former Grateful Dead members have taken on solo projects over the years.

“It’s such a gift,” Weir said Forbes earlier this year, “such a privilege to be able to do that day to day, to be able to make a living and justify my existence doing what I enjoy doing. And what I really love to do, on a personal level, I love to light those faces as far back as I can see.”

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