As the beginning of the extensive 2021 Dead & Company tour approaches early next week and new cases of the more contagious delta variant continue to surge, the band has implemented COVID testing/vaccination requirements for the upcoming shows.

The new protocols will require attendees for upcoming Dead & Company shows to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test within 48 hours prior to entry.

In addition to the testing/vaccination requirement, which has become commonplace for events both large and small in recent weeks, the GA Pit area of the shows will be fully-vaccinated.

Per the announcement from the band, “Fans who have already purchased GA Pit tickets will all be required to show proof of their completed COVID-19 vaccination to receive a wristband to access the GA Pit areea. If a GA Pit ticket holder does not have proper documentation, they will be relocated to an alternate ‘non-pit’ seating area. Negative Testing is not an available option for pit entry.”

The announcement continues, “Children under the age of 12 may attend the concert if they provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of the show. No Pit access for children under 12 or anyone without proof of vaccination.”

“Requiring vaccinations & testing is one of the best ways to protect the health and safety of our band, crew, and fans,” the protocols state. “There are no exceptions to these policies.”

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A handful of upcoming dates on the Dead & Company 2021 tour were not included in the newly announced protocols “where prohibited by law,” though the announcement noted that updated COVID-19 protocols for those dates will be announced shortly.

See below for a list of upcoming tour dates. For more information on Dead & Company summer tour livestreams, head here. For tickets to upcoming shows, head here.

Dead & Company 2021 Tour Dates

*subject to aforementioned COVID-19 testing/vaccination protocols

^COVID-19 testing/vaccination protocols TBA

Mon-Aug-16 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park*
Wed-Aug-18 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live*
Fri-Aug-20 – New York, NY – Citi Field^
Sat-Aug-21 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park^
Mon-Aug-23 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts*
Wed-Aug-25 – Darien, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater*
Fri-Aug-27 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center*
Sat-Aug-28 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium^
Thu-Sep-02 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center*
Fri-Sep-03 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center*
Sun-Sep-05 – Hartford, CT – The Xfinity Theatre*
Tue-Sep-07 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center*
Fri-Sep-10 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre*
Sat-Sep-11 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center*
Mon-Sep-13 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre STL*
Wed-Sep-15 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center*
Fri-Sep-17 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field^
Sat-Sep-18 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field^
Wed-Oct-06 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre^
Thu-Oct-07 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre^
Mon-Oct-11 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion*
Tue-Oct-12 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood*
Thu-Oct-14 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion*
Fri-Oct-15 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman^
Fri-Oct-22 – Greenwood Village, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater*
Sat-Oct-23 – Greenwood Village, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater*
Mon-Oct-25 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion*
Wed-Oct-27 – San Diego, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre*
Fri-Oct-29 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl*
Sat-Oct-30 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl*
Sun-Oct-31 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl*


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