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Dead & Company's “final tour” isn't the end of the road for the Grateful Dead offshoot, as the band featuring John Mayer has confirmed it will reunite this spring for an extended residency at Las Vegas' Sphere.
The group — which includes Dead legends Bob Weir and Mickey Hart alongside Mayer, bassist Oteil Burbridge, keyboardist Jeff Chimenti and drummer Jay Lynn — previously announced its final tour in 2023, culminating with a pair of gigs in its hometown of San Francisco. .
However, at the end of 2023, it was rumored that Dead and Company would end their brief retirement to take over for U2 and – following a four-night Phish visit – at a cutting-edge Las Vegas venue. After weeks of speculation, the band has teased – and Rolling Stone Their plans were confirmed with a teaser on social media on Wednesday, showing the Grateful Dead's classic “Steal Your Face” logo displayed on a massive Sphere.
While no dates have been announced yet, Rolling Stone She confirmed that the band will play at least 15 shows at the Sphere.
Linguistically, Dead and Company weren't lying about last year's tour being their “last tour” since they'll technically be “residents” rather than “tourists,” as they explained in the teaser.
“In 2023, Dead & Company undertake their final tour,” the band said. “But there are other ways to make sure the music never stops.”
“It's going to be a ball,” Dead & Company added, referring to the venue.