Appendectomy Sidelines Dead & Company

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.

In addition to Mayer, Dead & Company is made up of Grateful Dead vets Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, and Bob Weir, plus Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti.

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.