Dead & Company Reschedule New Orleans & Florida Shows Following John Mayer's Emergency Surgery
Just days after singer/guitarist John Mayer's emergency appendectomy, Dead and Company have announced the rescheduled dates for the shows that were postponed in the wake of Mayer's illness. The band featuring the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir, along with Mayer, Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge and Fare Thee Well and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti announced on Friday (Dec. 8) that the gig in New Orleans at Smoothie King Center will now take place on Feb. 24, while the Ft. Lauderdale show at the BB&T Center will unfold on Feb. 26, followed the next night by a concert in Orlando at the Amway Center.
Tickets for the original shows will be honored at the newly announced 2018 date; refunds are available at the point of purchase. Dead & Company also announced this week that they will be represented by WME in all areas, including music, film, television, books and endorsements. Dead & Company are managed by Bernie Cahill and Irving Azoff/Steve Moir.
The three shows were postponed due to Mayer's bout of appendicitis, but the guitarist appears to have bounced back from his health scare. On Wednesday (Dec. 6) he tweeted a thank you to fans for their love and support, while apologizing for having to cancel the shows. "Thank you everyone for the well wishes. Had surgery yesterday and woke up to see some amazingly kind and loving tweets," he wrote. "I'm so sorry that we couldn't finish out the last few dates of the tour. This band and these shows mean the world to me."
Also, in case you were wondering, yup, he's still got it.