John Mayer Pulls Out of Dead & Co’s MX Sets Due to Positive Covid Test

John Mayer has tested positive for Covid-19 and will no longer appear during the Dead and Company’s Playing in the Sand concerts in Mexico, which will take place at the Moon Palace resort in Cancun from January 7 to 10 and from January 13 to 16. January. .

“Today, just before leaving for Mexico, according to his doctor, @JohnMayer tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be able to perform at the next ‘Playing in the Sand’ event in Riviera Cancun from January 7 to 10”, Dead and Company posted on Instagram. The weekend will now feature Two Brothers with Friends ”. The post lists Mickey Hart, Bob Weir, Jeff Chimenti, Oteil Burbridge, Jay Lane, Tom Hamilton Jr., as well as special guest Margo Price among the artists remaining in the lineup.

“We came here to have fun. Unfortunately some of our siblings cannot attend, but what we are going to have is fun, ”Bob Weir added in the post.

The news comes on the heels of the refund issues that have plagued the event and the defection of another member. Earlier in the week, the Grateful Dead and founding member Bill Kreutzmann pulled out of the concert’s events, citing health concerns. Lane replaces him.

For several weeks before the event, concern about events as Omicron rises has led Deadheads to pressure concert organizer CID Events to change its policy and offer refunds. CID announced a new refund policy last week that gave ticket holders until December 31 to request a refund. It’s not immediately clear how the refunds could be addressed due to the news that Mayer is also unable to act. The CID was not immediately available to respond.

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