Earlier this week, Dead & Company were forced to postpone their remaining three shows of Fall Tour 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 had no choice but to reschedule the remaining shows of 2017. Replacing John Mayer was no option.

Today, Dead & Company officially announce the rescheduled dates for 2018. Following their inaugural Playing In The Sand destination event on February 15-18th, Dead & Company will head to New Orleans on February 24th, Ft. Lauderdale on February 26th, and Orlando on February 27th. All previous tickets will be honored at the new dates, though a refund is available at the point of purchase.

Read Dead & Company’s full statement below:

“The Dead & Company concerts that were postponed due to John Mayer’s emergency appendectomy have been rescheduled for February 24th in New Orleans, February 26th in Ft. Lauderdale, and February 27th in Orlando. Tickets for the original shows will be honored at these newly announced 2018 dates. Should ticketholders choose to seek a refund, they will be available at point of purchase.”

John Mayer’s response to the situation is sincere: “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.” Later that evening, he took to Twitter again to express his state of mind: “I’m a warm, pilled-out froggy, whizzing my golf cart around the internet, doffing my wool cap to everyone I pass. beep beep hellllloo electric guitars let me get a look at you”

Head to the band’s website for more information on upcoming shows.

[photo by Matt Rea]