Dead & Company announced the cancellation of its summer tour on Tuesday afternoon. The tour included a scheduled Aug. 3 stop at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, where the group has played several times in the past.
Posted on the Dead & Company Facebook page is the following announcement:
“Due to the global coronavirus outbreak, and in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we sadly have no choice but to cancel the upcoming Dead & Company Summer 2020 Tour.
“The well-being and safety of the Deadhead community, venue workers and our touring family is of the utmost importance to us. We also want to provide you, the fans who’ve been hit hard financially during this difficult time, with your money back. All tickets will be fully refunded at point of purchase.
“We are thankful for your love, your understanding and we look forward to the day when we can all be reunited. In the meantime, keep the faith and believe in the power of music.
“We will return. We will get by. We will survive.”
Other cancellations at SPAC this summer include Celtic Woman on June 7 and the Zac Brown Band on June 13.