Die & Company officially canceled the group’s destination concerts scheduled to begin Friday in the Riviera Cancun, Mexico.
In a statement released on social media, the band said that the Playing in the Sand events taking place January 7-10 and January 13-16 have been canceled by the event producer. CID Gifts compared to the spike in COVID-19 cases.
“Dead & Company and CID Presents have tried everything they can to bring back the normal and deliver a great experience and great music, but it’s becoming increasingly clear every day that canceling is the right thing to do for the future. fans and for our crew,” the statement said.
The four-day all-inclusive concert holiday has been plagued by a surge in COVID-19 cases that have canceled or postponed countless concerts in recent weeks. On December 29, the band offered refunds to anyone interested in attending the event but hoped to go two days ahead of the weekend with live music from former Grateful Dead members, as well as John Mayer.
On Tuesday, Dead & Co member Bill Kreutzmann announced he would do not attend the performances in Mexico due to health complications. “Playing in the sand has become my favorite stop in recent years and there’s so much about it that’s amazing. And so, with a heavy heart and still recovering, I must forward a letter I received from the doctor this morning asking me to sit out,” the drummer tweeted on Jan.
Early Thursday (January 6), social network Dead & Co. revealed that the head of John Mayer was tested positive for COVID-19 and will also have to sit out Mexican events that promise six concerts by the band every weekend.
“We came down here to have fun. Unfortunately some of our brothers couldn’t make it but the fun is what we will have,” said Dead & Company. Bobby Weir in a statement earlier on Thursday.
In the same statement, the band said the show would continue with Weir, Mickey Hart, Jeff Chimenti, Oteil Burbridge, Jay Lane and Tommy Hamilton. Special guests and guests are also expected from Margo Price and beyond.
In a statement Thursday night from the band, fans planning to attend the event were directed to look for emails on how to guarantee a refund. Check out the full statement below.
https://www.billboard.com/music/concerts/dead-company-cancel-mexico-shows-1235016392/ Dead & Company Cancels Mexico Show – Billboard