Dead & Company has signed with WME for exclusive representation. The band featuring the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir, along with artist and musician John Mayer, Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge and Fare Thee Well and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti 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 band joins WME following the hiring of Scott Clayton, who resigned from a leadership post at Creative Artist Agency last month to accept a position as partner and co-head of WME’s Nashville office and lead WME’s Rock division.
The Dead & Company began touring in the fall of 2015 with two sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden in New York and have embarked on three record-breaking U.S. tours. The band’s 2016 outing grossed $42.2 million over 33 shows, according to Billboard Boxscore.
The band’s 2017 summer tour drew in nearly 500,000 fans for 20 concerts, including two-night stands at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado, Fenway Park in Boston and Wrigley Field in Chicago. The back-to-back sold out shows in Chicago drew in over 80,000 fans and set the ballpark’s all-time record for most tickets sold for a single concert (43,600). The group draws from the Grateful Dead’s vast catalog of songs and aims to give fans a uniquely unforgettable experience every night.