Dead and Company will kick off their final tour at the New Orleans Jazz Fest on May 6. The band has announced that Bill Kreutzmann, the founding Grateful Dead drummer, will not be joining them on this tour due to a shift in creative direction.
In a joint statement posted on social media by Dead and Company members Bob Weir, John Mayer, Mickey Hart, and Kreutzmann, they expressed their gratitude to Kreutzmann for his contributions to the band and his ongoing support for the tour.
The band aims to keep the Grateful Dead's songs alive and breathing in ways that honor the band's legacy. While Kreutzmann will not be joining the tour, the band has assured fans that it will go on as planned and with Kreutzmann's full endorsement and support.
Dead and Company is known for their improvisational style and their faithful renditions of classic Grateful Dead songs. The band's final tour promises to be an unforgettable last hurrah as they take the stage to pay tribute to the Grateful Dead's legacy.
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