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John Mayer tested positive for COVID, Dead and Company Festival canceled

John Mayer withdrew from the Dead and Company’s Playing in the Sand festival after testing positive for COVID-19 before leaving for Mexico.

The group then canceled the entire festival due to coronavirus concerns. The Playing in the Sand festival was scheduled to take place January 7-10 and 13-16 in Cancun, Mexico.

“… just before leaving for Mexico, according to his doctor, @JohnMayer has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be able to perform at the next ‘Playing in the Sand’ event in Riviera Cancun from January 7-10 “, the group tweeted Wednesday.

On Thursday, Dead and Company, which consists of former members of the Grateful Dead, announced the cancellation.

Dead and Company has canceled the entire Playing in the Sand festival over concerns about the coronavirus.
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“Dead & Company and @CID_Presents have tried everything to bring normality back and deliver a great experience and amazing music, but every day it has become more and more clear that canceling is the right thing for fans and for our team … “The group tweeted.

“Please refer to the Playing in the Sand email which will be sent shortly with full details on refunds. See you soon, hug your loved ones, stay safe and be kind.”

Mayer was sent to perform as the frontman of the group during the festival.

John Mayer, who was to play the group's lead role, had recently withdrawn from the festival after testing positive for COVID-19.

John Mayer, who was to play the group’s lead role, had recently withdrawn from the festival after testing positive for COVID-19.
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Dead and Company drummer Bill Kreutztmann also pulled out of the festival before the cancellation. The group member said his doctor “ordered” him to withdraw from the show while he recovered.

“As many of you know, I had some health problems last fall”, he explained on Twitter. “After a lifetime of playing special rhythms, it is hardly surprising that my heart had its own idea of ​​rhythm.”

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Dead and company drummer Bill Kreutztmann also pulled out of the festival before the cancellation.

Dead and company drummer Bill Kreutztmann also pulled out of the festival before the cancellation.
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“All jokes aside, my doctor ordered me to take it easy (and stay safe) until the end of January so that I can continue drumming and playing for you for many tours to come. I have a lot of music left. and nothing prevents me from playing it. “


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