The Grateful Dead Dead & Company affiliate canceled resort shows scheduled in Cancun, Mexico this weekend. Leader John Mayer tested positive for Covid-19 shortly before his departure.
Initially, the group planned to continue without Mayer, but today decided to cancel the “Playing in the Sand” shows. Ticket holders will be refunded with details to be emailed to holders.
Dead & Company includes former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann, with Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti to augment them. The group has existed since 2015.
Notice of the canceled show was posted on the group’s Instagram.
“With great sadness and after great consideration of all possible scenarios, the Playing in the Sand shows in Riviera Cancun from January 7-10 and January 13-16 have now been canceled by CID Presents due to increasing cases of COVID. -19. Dead & Company and CID Presents have gone out of their way to bring normality back and deliver a great experience and amazing music, but with each day it has become more and more clear that canceling is the right thing for fans to do. and for our team. Please refer to the Playing in the Sand email which will be sent shortly with full refund details. See you soon, hug your loved ones, stay safe and be kind. “