“At the risk of rocking any boats — known and unknown — we’ll see you next year,” John Mayer told a Los Angeles crowd in the final moments of Dead & Company’s tour-closing show on New Year’s Eve. The Grateful Dead spin-off — which includes founding members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann — was announced as a Bonnaroo headliner in January and now has made good on Mayer’s claims by confirming a summer tour.
The 18-date trek begins June 9 at Bonnaroo and wraps July 16 in Boston. Deadheads who couldn’t make it to the previous tour will rejoice: Other than two shows at New York’s Citi Field, the band will hit a completely fresh slate of cities that includes Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Detroit. The Bonnaroo date is notable news in itself, considering the festival had not yet announced specific dates for acts on the festival’s bill.
Dead & Company also announced that it will make its late-night debut on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Feb. 18, though fans will recall that Mayer and Weir jammed together when the former served as a Late Late Show guest host in early 2015.
The Core Four members of the Grateful Dead performed their final shows together last July at Chicago’s Solider Field; founding bassist Phil Lesh is not a part of Dead & Company. For more on the band, check out EW’s review of its Halloween performance at Madison Square Garden — and see Dead & Company’s upcoming tour dates below.
Dead & Company:
June 10 — Charlotte, NC — PNC Music Pavilion
June 16 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center
June 17 — Noblesville, IN — Klipsch Music Center
June 20 — Camden, NJ — BB&T Pavilion
June 21 — Saratoga Springs, NY — Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 23 — Bristow, VA — Jiffy Lube Live
June 25 — Flushing, NY — Citi Field
June 26 — Flushing, NY — Citi Field
June 28 — Hartford, CT — Xfinity Theatre
July 2 — Boulder, CO — Folsom Field
July 3 — Boulder, CO — Folsom Field
July 7 — Detroit, MI — DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 9 — East Troy, WI — Alpine Valley Music Theatre
July 10 — East Troy, WI — Alpine Valley Music Theatre
July 13 — Pittsburgh, PA — First Niagara Pavilion
July 15 — Boston, MA — Fenway Park
July 16 — Boston, MA — Fenway Park