Following an article by Rolling Stone that erroneously declared that Dead & Company’s summer 2022 would be the last time they’d tour, members took to social media to quell fears and cleanse confusion.

The first direct response from the band came from Bob Weir, who wrote “News to me…” on Twitter after Rolling Stone shared the article on the platform. Micky Hart shared a screenshot of Weir’s post on Instagram with the caption, “Hey @rollingstone, it’s a little late for April Fools.” Not long after, Oteil Burbridge posted a photo with a guitar strapped to his back and a stern expression with the captions “sources told me…It’s never over…” above and below him. Later, Bill Kreutzmann, in a light-hearted fashion, wrote on Weir’s post, “Whew. I thought you knew something that I didn’t! #themusicneverstops #wewillsurvive”

Collectively Dead & Company wrote a statement, “Dead & Company has made no official decision as to this being their final tour.” Additionally, Rolling Stone has updated their article since the band members responded, changing the headline from “Breaking: Dead and Company will stop touring after 2022” to “Will Dead and Company Stop Touring After 2022?”

Dead and Company announced their 2022 summer tour at the tail end of March, and ticket sales for the shows went live Friday morning. Find tickets here.

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