Florida Dead and Company shows for this week are to be postponed. John Mayer said to be recovering well from emergency surgery. Also: a look at the Grateful Dead’s history in New Orleans. by Sharon Budman To submit a story or to just say hello, email us at [email protected] Check out the Live Music News and Review.com Facebook page for updates and announcements. UPDATE, 12/8/17, 10:30 EST: According to the Dead and Company Facebook page, the rescheduled Florida dates will be as follows:
After emergency surgery to remove his appendix, the Dead and Company New Orleans show was canceled for December 5th. This was to be the first stop for the Dead or its affiliate bands tour in decades after the infamous stop by the Grateful Dead decades ago. “Busted, down on Bourbon Street. Set up, like a bowling pin Knocked down, it get’s to wearin’ thin. They just won’t let you be,” (See below for a summary of prior Grateful Dead NOLA shows.) https://www.instagram.com/p/BcQHghjA5vj/?taken-by=deadandcompany
Upcoming tour dates for John Mayer (sans Dead and Company) 12.12.17 Alice In Winterland San Francisco, CA 12.30.17 Controlled Danger Los Angeles, CA 12.31.17 Controlled Danger Inglewood, CA
From the video channel of FreakFlagFlyer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWYnlR_kvko&t=2s So far as New Orleans and the Grateful Dead is concerned, New Orleans has been a problematic city for scheduling. Perhaps due to the famous troubles that the Dead had with the New Orleans police department, NOLA saw fewer Grateful Dead shows than probably any comparable city in the US. Past Grateful Dead performances in New Orleans: 01/29/70- The Wharehouse – 01/30/70- The Wharehouse – 01/31/70- The Wharehouse – 02/01/70- The Wharehouse – 10/18/80- Saenger Performing Arts Center – 10/19/80- Saenger Performing Arts Center – 09/09/82- Saenger Performing Arts Center – 10/18/88- Lakefront Arena University Of New Orleans – Here is an historic look at that bust in an article by nola.com
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