John Mayer’s emergency appendectomy has forced Dead & Company to postpone its remaining 2017 shows.

Because the band was nearing the end of its current tour, the itinerary damage is limited to three gigs.


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John Mayer and Bob Weir of Dead & Company - Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

News of Mayer’s unexpected appendectomy broke yesterday along with notice that band’s Dec. 5 gig at New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center was postponed.

An update from the band indicates Mayer is recovering from the operation. 

But that doesn’t mean Dead & Company will return to the road within the next few days.  Band representatives say the two remaining shows on the schedule – Amway Center in Orlando Dec. 7 and BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., Dec. 8 – are also postponed.  And that would be a wrap for 2017.

Tickets purchased for the original shows will be honored on the yet-to-be-announced new dates, and refunds are available at points of purchase.