Dead & Company (With John Mayer) Are Coming to Phoenix in 2017

The former members of Grateful Dead made waves in the jam band community last year when they selected John Mayer to join the cause.

The move raised eyebrows, since the band was essentially selecting the singer-songwriter to fill in for late Grateful Dead founder Jerry Garcia.

But it worked out ... kind of well?

Dead & Company's 2015 tour was a massive success, selling out arenas and amassing critical praise throughout the run. The group just announced its 2017 tour, which will include a stop at Ak-Chin Pavilion on Sunday, May 28.

The group's membership consists of Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir;  Mayer; Allman Brothers bassist Oteil Burbridge; and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti.

Tickets go on sale Friday, December 9, at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.
Here are the full dates for the tour:

Saturday, May 27, Las Vegas, Nevada, MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sunday, May 28, Phoenix, Arizona, Ak-Chin Pavilion
Wednesday, May 31, Los Angeles, California, Hollywood Bowl
Saturday, June 3, Mountain View, California, Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sunday, June 4, Mountain View, California, Shoreline Amphitheatre
Wednesday, June 7, West Valley City, Utah, USANA Amphitheatre
Friday, June 9, Boulder, Colorado, Folsom Field
Saturday, June 10, Boulder, Colorado, Folsom Field
Tuesday, June 13, Atlanta, Georgia, Lakewood Amphitheatre
Thursday, June 15, Burgettstown, Pennslyvania, KeyBank Pavilion
Saturday, June 17, Boston, Massachusettes, Fenway Park
Sunday, June 18, Boston, Massachusettes, Fenway Park
Tuesday, June 20, Saratoga Springs, New York, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Thursday, June 22, Bristow, Virginia, Jiffy Lube Live
Saturday, June 24, New York, New York, Citi Field
Sunday, June 25, Camden, New Jersey, BB&T Pavilion
Wednesday, June 28, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Blossom Music Center
Friday, June 30, Chicago, Illinois, Wrigley Field
Saturday, July 1, Chicago, Illinois, Wrigley Field
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David Accomazzo is a music wrangler, award-winning reporter, critic, and editor with more than a decade in the business.
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