Early this morning, guitarist/vocalist John Mayer was admitted into the hospital for an emergency appendectomy. While the procedure is common, the surgical removal of the appendix is performed to treat appendicitis, an inflammatory condition of the appendix. According to the post from Dead & Company, who are currently wrapping up their fall tour together, the band is forced to postpone tonight’s show in New Orleans at the Smoothie King Center.
According to a press statement, “All tickets for the December 5 show will be honored for the rescheduled date. Information on the rescheduled date will be announced as soon as possible. Should ticketholders choose to seek a refund, they will be available at point of purchase.”
Dead & Company have two remaining dates in 2017, including the Amway Center in Orlando, FL on December 7 and the BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL on December 8. There has yet to be an official statement as to whether or not those shows will still take place, though the average recovery time is 1-3 weeks. Get better soon, JM!
In addition to the remaining Florida dates on the schedule, Dead & Company will head south of the border early next year (February 15-18) for their first-ever destination event, dubbed Playing In The Sand. Head to the band’s website for more information on upcoming shows.
Dead & Company 2017 Tour Dates
December 5 New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
December 7 Orlando, FL – Amway Center
December 8 Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center