John Mayer tested positive for Covid-19 this week leading to him withdrawing from appearing at the Playing In The Sand festival with the band Dead & Company prior to leaving for Mexico.

Dead & Company wrote on social media: “The weekend will now feature Dos Hermanos con Amigos: @MickeyHart and @BobWeir with Jeff Chimenti and @OteilBurbridge, joined by @LuvrzLane, @TommyHamilton and including special guests and sit-ins including @MissMargoPrice and others”. 

In the next thread, Bob Weir, one of the members of Dead & Company, added: “We came down here to have fun. Unfortunately, some of our brothers cannot make it but fun is what we’re going to have.”

The event was supposed to start on January 7 to January 10, and again from January 13 until January 16. Among the four members in the Dead & Company band, Mayer is the second member to have bowed out from the festival. Earlier, on January 3, Weir announced that he will no longer be attending the festival due to his health condition. “As many of you know, I had some health issues this past fall. After a lifetime of playing special beats, it’s almost no wonder that my heart came up with its own idea of rhythm. All jokes aside, my doctor has ordered me to take it easy through the end of January so that I can continue to drum and play for you for many tours to come. I have a lot of music left in me and there’s no stopping me from playing it.”

By January 6, the Dead & Company announces the cancelation of the festival, stating: “Which much With much sadness and after great consideration of every possible scenario, the @PlayTheSand shows in Riviera Cancun on January 7-10 and January 13-16 have now been canceled by @CID_Presents due to the spiking COVID-19 cases.” 

The thread continues: “Dead & Company and @CID_Presents tried everything possible to bring normalcy and to deliver a great experience and amazing music, but with each day it became increasingly clear that canceling is the correct thing to do for the fans and for our crew” 

Dead & Company will give a full refund to anyone who had purchased the ticket. “See you soon, hug your loved ones, stay safe and be kind,” the band wrote on Twitter.

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