Bill Kreutzmann Out For Dead & Company’s Playing In The Sand 2022

Bill Kreutzmann Out For Dead & Company’s Playing In The Sand 2022

Dead & Company drummer Bill Kreutzmann has been ordered by his doctor to sit out the band’s Playing In The Sand 2022 destination events in Mexico. Kreutzmann revealed the news in a note on his social feeds ahead of Dead & Company’s performances at Moon Palace Cancún in Riviera Cancun, Mexico January 7 – 10 and 13 – 16.

“Playing in the Sand has become my favorite tour stop in recent years and there’s so much about it that’s just so great,” wrote Kreutzmann. “And thus, it is with a heavy and still recovering heart that I have to relay a note that I received from my doctor this morning, ordering me to sit this one out.”

Bill Kreutzmann missed a number of Dead & Company’s shows last October due to undisclosed health issues unrelated to COVID-19. “After a lifetime of playing special beats, it’s almost no wonder that my heart came up with its own idea of rhythm,” the drummer added. “All jokes aside, my doctor has ordered me to take it easy (and stay safe) through the end of January so that I can continue to drum and play for you for many tours to come. I have a lot of music left in me and there’s no stopping me from playing it.”

Jay Lane filled Kreutzmann’s seat back in October and is expected to do so again in Mexico as per Rolling Stone. All six Dead & Company performances can be viewed via livestreams.

Read the full note from Bill Kreutzmann below: