Dead & Company has announced the 2022 return of the band’s destination event in Mexico, Playing In The Sand. The four-night run of concerts will take place January 13th–16th at the Moon Palace Cancún resort.
Dead & Co’s wintertime retreat south of the border served as the band’s first and last shows of 2020. Following the January run of shows in Mexico, the band was forced to cancel its summer tour several months later when COVID-19 shut down the live music industry. While large concerts—even outdoors–are still not a reality for music fans in the United States, Dead & Company appears to be wagering that come January 2022 enough Americans will be vaccinated to the point that large events will be allowed and international travel will go on unrestricted.
The Grateful Dead spinoff act—featuring Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart alongside John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti, and Oteil Burbridge—did not release what other bands will be joining them at the Moon Palace. An alumni pre-sale for Playing In The Sand tickets begins on April 7th at 1 p.m. ET, with the general on-sale beginning April 9th at 1 p.m. ET. For tickets and more information on Playing In The Sand 2022 head to the band’s website. For a full list of safety protocols click here.
See the band’s announcement video below.