After two members of the band made it clear that they could not make it to the stage, Dead & Company announced the cancellation of two weekend festivals in Mexico this month.
Dead & Company was scheduled to perform at “Playing In The Sand,” their two-weekend festival in Cancun, Mexico, during January 7-10 and January 13-16.
The band’s drummer Bill Kreutzmann said earlier this week that he is not participating in the concerts due to health concerns.
On Thursday, just before leaving for Mexico, John Mayer tested positive for COVID-19 and revealed he would not perform at the event in Riviera Cancun.
In a statement issued on Thursday, Dead & Company announced that event producers CID Presents has cancelled the two weekend events due the surge in Covid-19 cases.
“With much sadness and after great consideration of every possible scenario, the Playing in the Sand shows in Riviera Cancun on January 7-10 and January 13-16 have now been canceled by CID Presents due to the spiking COVID-19 cases,” the band wrote on social media.
They added, “Dead & Company and CID Presents tried everything possible to bring normalcy and to deliver a great experience and amazing music, but with each day it became increasingly clear that canceling is the correct thing to do for the fans and for our crew.”
Ticketholders have been advised to check their email for details about refunds.
(Photo: Danny Clinch)
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