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Bob Weir Reacts to News Of ‘Dead & Company’ Quitting Touring: ‘News To Me’

Rumours regarding Dead & Company, the Grateful Dead’s breakaway band, have been clarified by Bob Weir, the band’s de facto leader.

Image Courtesy- Rolling Stone

The upcoming Dead & Company North American tour, according to a Rolling Stone article published on 8th April, could be the group’s final tour. “While Deadheads have often speculated how many more tours the band would embark on, rumors had been circling among fans recently that this tour would be the last,” it read.

Image courtesy – Rolling Stones

The piece was then revised with a Rolling Stone clarification, which stated that after Weir’s tweet, “the same sources changed their tune and [said that] discussions continue about the fate of the band”. A statement from the band regarding the article simply read: “Dead & Company has made no official decision as to this being their final tour.”

Imge Courtesy – Meyer Sound

The band’s next tour comes after the cancellation of their ‘Playing In The Sand’ festival in Mexico earlier this year, which was hampered by Kreutzmann’s withdrawal and guitarist John Mayer’s contraction of COVID. The festival’s cancellation was also attributed to the rise of the Omicron virus.

— Aditi Manjunath

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