The Dead & Company will perform its upcoming “Playing In The Sand” concerts in Mexico without co-founding drummer Bill Kreutzmann, who's dealing with heart issues. The shows run in Cancun, Mexico on January 7th, 8th, 10th and again on the 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th. Drummer Jay Lane, who sat in for Kreutzmann last fall, will be behind the kit once again with Mickey Hart.
Kreutzmann formed the Grateful Dead in 1965 with Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, and Ron “Pigpen” McKernan.
Kreutzmann took to Twitter to announce his absence from the shows — which are running into snags with many Deadheads opting to stay home rather than brave a super spreader event in light of the covid upsurge.