On Tuesday morning, December 5, John Mayer underwent an emergency appendectomy. His performance with Dead & Company in New Orleans was postponed.

Dead & Company released a statement in the morning of December 5, announcing that John Mayer has been admitted to the hospital for an emergency intervention.

“Early this morning, Tuesday, December 5th, John Mayer was admitted into the hospital for emergency appendectomy forcing the Dead & Company December 5th concert in New Orleans to be postponed.”


John Mayer’s representative confirmed the news, adding that the musician is now in recovery.

The band later announced that the New Orleans performance will be honored at a later date, which will be announced soon. Those who want a refund will be able to benefit from it at the point of purchase.


Dead & The Company is on tour with John Mayer, who will most likely miss the following concerts as well. The next stop is in Orlando, Florida, on December 7. The band has not released any statement regarding the postponement of this upcoming performance though.

Dead & Company was founded in 2015 and it of formed by Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann.

Their 2017 Fall Tour includes 15 shows in a number of U.S. cities: NYC, Philadelphia, Boston, Hartford, Detroit, Columbus, Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas, Austin, New Orleans, Orlando and Sunrise. It began on November 9, in New York City and it still has two concerts left (according to the original schedule): the one in Orlando, on December 7 and the last one, in Sunrise, on December 8.

This is the rock band’s fourth tour, after the Summer Tour 2017, the Summer Tour 2016 and the Dead & Company Tour in the fall of 2015.

Of the opportunity of touring with Dead & Company, John Mayer says was worth postponing the release of his own album, “The Search of Everything”. “I knew that this was worth pressing pause for”, the musician concluded.


John Mayer touring with Dead & Company
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