Reminding us that the best made plans can often go astray, tonight’s Dead & Company gig in New Orleans has been postponed so that John Mayer can take care of his ailing appendix.
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John Mayer and Bob Weir of Dead & Company perform at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn.
Of course, the most common way to treat a misfiring appendix is to have a doctor yank the misbehaving organ from the body. A posting on the band’s Facebook page states that Mayer was admitted into a hospital for an “emergency appendectomy” and that tonight’s Dead & Company’s Dec. 5 gig at the Smoothie King Center has been postponed.
The message also says a new date will be announced “as soon as possible” and that tickets purchased for Dec. 5 will be honored. Meanwhile, refunds are available at points of purchase.
Although Pollstar is still receiving box office results from Dead & Company’s fall tour, the band’s summer run included a single night at New York’s Citi Field and two-evening stands at Boston’s Fenway Park and Chicago’s Wrigley Field. 163,453 tickets were sold for the ballpark shows, making for a $10,871,854 total gross.
Dead & Company’s next scheduled show is Dec. 7 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla.