Dead and Company to call it quits after one final summer tour

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Dead and Company, the immensely popular jam-band offshoot of the Bay Area’s legendary Grateful Dead, is calling it quits.

But, thankfully, not before hitting the road for one more summer tour.

The band — which features Grateful Dead alums Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir as well as John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti — made the announcement via social media on Friday, Sept. 23.

“Word travels fast and we wanted to be the first to let you know that Dead & Company will be hitting the road next summer for what will be our final tour,” the band posted on its twitter page, twitter.com/deadandcompany. “Stay tuned for a full list of dates for what will surely be an exciting, celebratory, and heartfelt last run of shows.”

Word travels fast and we wanted to be the first to let you know that Dead & Company will be hitting the road next summer for what will be our final tour.

Stay tuned for a full list of dates for what will surely be an exciting, celebratory, and heartfelt last run of shows. pic.twitter.com/Pbvcm8eT5f

— Dead & Company (@deadandcompany) September 23, 2022

Not surprisingly, the announcement was immediately met with sad reactions from the band’s loyal fans, who are commonly referred to as Deadheads.

“Oh I’m so sad sad to see you guys go. The end of the era. I can’t believe the long strange trip is going to be over,” tweeted Hippy chick 1234.

Oh I’m so sad sad to see you guys go. The end of the era. I can’t believe the long strange trip is going to be over.

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— Hippie chick 1234 (@hippych98914733) September 23, 2022

Yet, most of the comments online also conveyed a sense of — appropriately enough — gratitude, for all the music and joy that the bandmembers have delivered over the years.

Oh I’m so sad sad to see you guys go. The end of the era. I can’t believe the long strange trip is going to be over.

— Hippie chick 1234 (@hippych98914733) September 23, 2022

“Wow that’s a bummer. It has been a great ride. Thanks for all the good times,” tweeted David DeWitt.

Wow that’s a bummer. It has been a great ride. Thanks for all the good times.

— David DeWitt (@63Spacejunk) September 23, 2022

And, in true Deadhead style, many used the announcement as a chance to start making their own touring plans for 2023.

“Oh no, guess I’ll have to go to as many shows as possible,” tweeted aLisaK_3388. “Thank you all so much.”

Oh no, guess I’ll have to go to as many shows as possible. Thank you all so much

— aLisaK_3388 (@Lisak3388) September 23, 2022

 

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Source:: East Bay Times

      

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