Group had planned a 17 date summer tour
Dead & Company have canceled its Summer Tour 2020 due the coronavirus. The band shared the imminent news on Tuesday (April 21st), citing the summer trek is canceled and not postponed.
“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 band shares.
The statement continues, “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.”
The band — featuring the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir, John Mayer, Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge, and Fare Thee Well and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti — had planned to kick off the 17 date summer trek with a pair of shows on July 10th & 11th at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado, and closing August 7th & 8th with a pair at Boston’s historic Fenway Park.
They are the latest in a growing list of 2020 tour cancelations due to COVID-19. Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi and Zac Brown Band have each canceled all 2020 tour stops. Many, including Bon Jovi, Luke Bryan, Sam Smith, Lady Gaga and The Dixie Chicks, have also postponed album releases, some without a new release date.