Dead & Company Details
Dead & Company
Dead & Company is like no other band currently on the music scene. Made up of the living members of the Grateful Dead and John Mayer, Dead & Company tour the country performing songs from the vast list of Grateful Dead hits. After stumbling across the Grateful Dead song “Althea”, John Mayer discovered a deep appreciation for the band. In February 2015, John Mayer invited Bob Weir to join him in a studio performance, and from there, the two musicians formed an unbreakable bond. After working for months to learn the vast catalog of Grateful Dead songs, John Mayer, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann formed Dead & Company in August 2015 and booked their first gig. The concert, which they intended to be their only performance, was wildly successful, and the band decided to continue touring yearly, bringing Grateful Dead songs back to the stage.
While Dead & Company haven’t officially released an album as themselves, nor have they won any awards, the members of the band hold countless awards between them. Members of Grateful Dead have received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2007) among several others, and members of the Grateful Dead have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1994. The Grateful Dead also won the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999.
John Mayer brings his own impressive list of awards to the group. With over a dozen nominations throughout his career, John Mayer has won 7 Grammy Awards. In 2003 he won the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for the song “Your Body is a Wonderland.” He won the same award 2 years later for the song “Daughters” and his album, “Continuum”, won the Grammy Award for the Best Pop Vocal Album in 2007.
Dead & Company Concert Setlist
Fans of Dead & Company are treated to a long concert at each venue, packing as many of the group’s songs into over two hours as they can. “Fire on the Mountain” and “Scarlet Begonias” both make the setlist, and like Grateful Dead concerts past, the two tracks are combined at live shows to create “Scarlet Fire”. “Friend of the Devil” makes the setlist as well, with the upbeat classic getting the crowd grooving along in the stands with Dead & Company. Fans can also count on the popular hit, “Touch of Grey”, making an appearance on the setlist, with John Mayer providing perfect harmony to the hypnotic hit. “Truckin’” is another song that shows off the group’s tight harmonies, proving that sometimes musicians meet for all the right reasons, and magic is bound to happen.
Dead & Company in Concert
Since the forming of Dead & Company itself is beyond anything that has ever been done before, it makes sense that the concerts themselves would defy conventional descriptors. The concerts have been very well received, with Billboard Magazine calling the concerts “magical”. The concerts are amazing, and even Grateful Dead purists love John Mayer stepping onto the