Questlove Joins John Mayer For MSG Show After Drummer Tests Positive For Covid

Questlove came to John Mayer’s aid during a sold-out show in Madison Square Garden on Monday night (Feb. 21st). 

People reports that Mayer performed a mostly acoustic set at his New York City concert after both his drummer, Steve Ferrone, and backup singer Carlos Ricketts, tested positive for Covid-19.  Partway through the concert, the singer was joined by the Roots frontman, who took over on the drums. 

The “Last Train Home” singer shared some stills from the show on Instagram where he wished his sick bandmates well and wrote, “My boundless appreciation goes out to the legendary @questlove, who stepped in on an hour’s notice to help end the show on such a powerful and definitive note. The brilliant musicians in this band stepped up in ways that I will never forget, and will bond us forever.

“Most importantly, I thank everyone in attendance whose enthusiasm and energy in the face of some disappointing news lifted us all to something far greater than I could have ever expected. It’s the honor of my life to share these nights of music with you.”

Mayer added that the next few stops on his Sob Rock tour will take on a similar format, but without the addition of “the very otherwise-engaged” Questlove.