According to the article, published on Thursday, the University of Colorado Boulder announced earlier this week that all on-campus events at Folsom Field are canceled through July 31st. This would include Dead & Company’s July 10th and 11th shows at the facility, which were set to kick off the band’s summer tour.
A spokesperson for the University, Josh Lindenstein, noted that this does not mean that the band cannot play at Folsom Field this year.
“We’re working with the concert promoter to explore the possibility of alternative dates and options,” Lindenstein said. “And will provide updates as more information becomes available.”
Dead & Company, which features Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart alongside John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti, was due to begin a 17-date summer tour that stretched from July 10th at Folsom Field to Fenway Park on August 8th. Due to the current state of COVID-19 and social distancing requirements in the United States, it has been a looming likelihood that many summer shows, and entire tours, will be canceled.
No official announcement has been made from by band, who is still in talks with University officials (and, likely, in similar talks with promoters at every stop on their scheduled tour). As of publication time, tickets are still available for purchase on Ticketmaster.
Stay tuned to Dead & Company’s website for any announcements regarding the summer tour.
[H/T Daily Camera]