Dead & Company have announced an extensive summer ’18 tour, starting May 30 in Mansfield, Mass. This psychedelic offshoot of The Grateful Dead will play in 19 cities, including two shows near their home base in Mountain View, Calif., before ending their tour in Boulder, Colo. on July 14.
Last year, Dead & Company cut their tour short after band member and guitarist John Mayer was admitted to the hospital for an emergency appendectomy. The band now returns to deliver masterful remakes of The Grateful Dead’s classic songs—Deadheads everywhere, rejoice. The announcement for their summer tour came through the band’s official social media pages Thursday morning.
Formed in 2015, Dead & Company features original Grateful Dead members Bob Weir (guitar), Mickey Hart (drums) and Bill Kreutzmann (drums). Joining them are musicians Oteil Burbridge on the bass and Jeff Chimenti on keyboards, with the legendary shoes of guitarist Jerry Garcia being filled by Mayer. Dead & Company bring to their shows stunning visuals and great performances by the remaining Grateful Dead members, who give audiences the same essence that made the ‘60s psych-rock band such cultural icons.
Pre-sale tickets for the tour will be available Friday Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. EST. Sign up here., and check out Dead & Company’s 2018 tour dates and a 1991 Grateful Dead performance from the Paste Cloud below.
Dead & Company Summer 2018 Tour Dates:
30 – Mansfield, Mass. @ Xfinity Center
01 – Camden, N.J. @ BB&T Pavilion
02 – Camden, N.J. @ BB&T Pavilion
04 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Riverbend Music Center
06 – Noblesville, Ind. @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
08 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
09 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
11 – Saratoga Springs, N.Y. @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
13 – Hartford, Conn. @ XFINITY Theatre
15 – New York, N.Y. @ Citi Field
16 – New York, N.Y. @ Citi Field
19 – Darien Center, N.Y. @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
20 – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio @ Blossom Music Theatre
22 – East Troy, Wis. @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
23 – East Troy, Wis. @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
29 – George, Wash. @ Gorge Amphitheatre
30 – Eugene, Ore. @ Autzen Stadium
02 – Mountain View, Calif. @ Shoreline Amphitheater
03 – Mountain View, Calif. @ Shoreline Amphitheater
06 – Chula Vista, Calif. @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
07 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Dodger Stadium
11 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Isleta Amphitheater
13 – Boulder, Colo. @ Folsom Field
14 – Boulder, Colo. @ Folsom Field