Following a sold-out run by Phil Lesh & Friends in December, The Cap has invited Furthur, featuring Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, back for an eight-night run in April. The shows were announced Friday morning and tickets to the, April 19 show are already sold out. There are still tickets available for the other seven shows: April 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24 and 25. You can buy tickets at http://www.thecapitoltheatre.com and http://www.furthur.net.
In addition to Lesh and Weir, Furthur features Jeff Chimenti, John Kadlecik, Joe Russo, Sunshine Becker, and Jeff Pehrson.
"It's no secret that the Grateful Dead loved playing at the Capitol Theatre," says the band's archivist David Lemieux. They performed there 18 times in 1970-71 alone. In a recent interview with CBS This Morning, Bob Weir said The Cap "was always at the top of the list because we knew we were going to have a good night. That's what we lived for." Jerry Garcia once said, "There's only two theaters...that are set up pretty groovy all around for music - The Fillmore East and the Capitol Theatre."
The Cap recently hosted a crowd of 1,000 fans for in which the theatre presented a complete, unreleased concert recorded live at the theatre in 1971, played in its entirety through their state-of-the-art sound system at full-concert-volume and accompanied by visual effects from their concert lighting rig.