Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh announced a deal with Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre for 2014. The deal includes up to 30 shows at the Capitol Theatre throughout the year as well as multiple shows at various venues operated by Relix publisher Peter Shapiro including Brooklyn Bowl and Capitol Theatre.
A kickoff show will take place at Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Bowl November 14 and then the series will begin in April of 2014. Lesh will appear at Brooklyn Bowl’s new Las Vegas outpost April 20 as well as the second annual Lockn’ Festival in Arrington, VA September 5-8. Furthur, featuring Lesh and Bob Weir, appeared at the inaugural event this year.
Some special fan offerings are in the works for Lesh’s shows such as “Bowling with Phil” V.I.P. packages and posters each night that add up in a comic-strip-like sequence.
Phil Lesh recently mentioned that he wanted to scale back his touring schedule, sticking mostly to multi-night runs and mini-residencies. “I’m pretty sure I want to make music till I can’t breathe anymore. I just want to do it within the most focused possible way. The future looks really exciting,” Lesh said.
Last night, Phil Lesh & Friends wrapped up a four night run at Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre, with a lineup that featured Anders Osborne, Luther Dickinson, Lesh’s son Grahame, Jason Crosby and Tony Leone.