Yesterday afternoon, Dead & Company were forced to postpone that night’s show in New Orleans due to an emergency appendectomy surgery for John Mayer. While the procedure is common, the surgical removal of the appendix is performed to treat appendicitis, an inflammatory condition of the appendix. With a 1-3 week recovery period, Dead & Company are forced to postpone the remaining two shows of 2017, which were scheduled for Amway Center in Orlando, FL on December 7 and the BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL on December 8.
The official statement from the band reads:
John Mayer is recovering from the emergency appendectomy he underwent yesterday and is in good spirits. The Dead & Company concerts scheduled for December 7 in Orlando, Florida and December 8 in Sunrise, Florida, in addition to the December 5 show in New Orleans, are postponed. All tickets for these shows will be honored for the rescheduled dates. Information on the rescheduled concerts will be announced as soon as possible. Should ticketholders choose to seek a refund, they will be available at the point of purchase.
In addition to making up the remaining Florida dates, Dead & Company are scheduled to head south of the border early next year (February 15-18, 2018) for their first-ever destination event, dubbed Playing In The Sand. Head to the band’s website for more information on upcoming shows.
If you’re looking for something to do in Orlando tomorrow night, head to the Amway Center, just a few blocks away from where Dead & Company were scheduled to perform, and catch The Werks and Passafire for their joint Firewerks tour. Head here for ticketing information.
UPDATE: John Mayer posted the following message to Twitter shortly after 4PM ET: “Thank you everyone for the well wishes. Had surgery yesterday and woke up to see some amazingly kind and loving tweets. I’m so sorry that we couldn’t finish out the last few dates of the tour. This band and these shows mean the world to me. Love you all dearly.”
Thank you everyone for the well wishes. Had surgery yesterday and woke up to see some amazingly kind and loving tweets. I’m so sorry that we couldn’t finish out the last few dates of the tour. This band and these shows mean the world to me. Love you all dearly. ⚡️♥️⚡️
— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) December 6, 2017