Useless & Firm have cancelled their Enjoying In The Sand competition.
After drummer Invoice Kreutzmann was compelled to sit down out the deliberate gigs in Mexico’s Riviera Cancún on physician’s orders regarding a coronary heart situation, days later, John Mayer needed to do the identical after he examined optimistic for COVID-19.
The occasion was on account of kick off on Friday (07.01.22) to January 10, and once more, from January 13 till January 16.
And now, the supergroup have determined to tug the plug on the final minute, on account of “spiking COVID-19 instances”.
The band insisted they “tried all the things attainable” to make the present go on, nevertheless it was finally determined that they may not proceed as they felt they might be placing their followers and crew susceptible to contracting the virus.
A press release issued to their social media pages learn: “With a lot unhappiness and after nice consideration of each attainable situation, the Enjoying within the Sand reveals in Riviera Cancun on January 7-10 and January 13-16 have now been canceled by CID Presents because of the spiking COVID-19 instances.
“Useless & Firm and CID Presents tried all the things attainable to carry normalcy and to ship an excellent expertise and wonderful music, however with every day it turned more and more clear that canceling is the proper factor to do for the followers and for our crew.
“Please consult with the Enjoying within the Sand electronic mail that can be despatched shortly with all particulars about refunds. See you quickly, hug your family members, keep protected and be type. (sic)”
In a earlier assertion concerning John, Useless & Firm wrote: “Right now, simply previous to leaving for Mexico, per his doctor, @JohnMayer examined optimistic for COVID-19 and can be unable to carry out on the upcoming ‘Enjoying within the Sand’ occasion in Riviera Cancun January 7-10.”
The supergroup – additionally comprising Invoice’s fellow surviving Grateful Useless band members Bob Weir and Mickey Hart, plus Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – had introduced ex-Primus drummer Jay Lane, would step in for the sticksman.
Making mild of the state of affairs, Invoice had joked on Twitter: “After a lifetime of enjoying particular beats, it’s virtually no marvel that my coronary heart got here up with its personal concept of rhythm.”
The 75-year-old musician vowed to return to the stage and insisted he has “numerous music left in me” but.
He continued within the assertion: “All jokes apart, my physician has ordered me to take it straightforward (and keep protected) via the tip of January in order that I can proceed to drum and play for you for a lot of excursions to return. I’ve numerous music left in me and there’s no stopping me from enjoying it.
“I’ve by no means been one to obey orders or play by the foundations, however within the curiosity of longevity, I hope you’ll perceive.”