Grateful Dead

February 16th: A Dose Of The Dead @ The Capitol Theatre

THE CAPITOL THEATRE PRESENTS UNRELEASED 1971 GRATEFUL DEAD CONCERT IN ITS ENTIRETY FEB 16 WITH FULL LIGHT SHOW

“A DOSE OF THE DEAD: 1 LEGENDARY NIGHT AT THE CAPITOL THEATRE IN PORT CHESTER, NEW YORK” TO FEATURE ADDITIONAL UNRELEASED MUSIC CURATED BY ARCHIVIST DAVID LEMIEUX

If you missed the Grateful Dead in their heyday at the Capitol Theatre, where they performed 18 times in 1970-71 alone, The Cap is giving you another chance to experience an all-out Dead dance party. On Saturday Feb 16, the rock palace will present a complete, unreleased concert recorded live at the theatre in 1971, played in its entirety through the Cap’s state-of-the-art D&B sound system at full-concert-volume and accompanied by visual effects from the theatre’s concert lighting rig.

“It’s no secret that the Grateful Dead loved playing at the Capitol Theatre,” says the band’s archivist David Lemieux. “The show, from 2/24/71, the final Grateful Dead show at the Capitol, and the last show of a six night run, features many recently-debuted songs (“Bertha,” “Loser,” “Greatest Story Ever Told,” “Playing In The Band,” “Deal,” and “Bird Song”), as well as a Pigpen-centric batch of great music, including “I’m A King Bee,” “Good Lovin’,” and “Lovelight,” with these latter two clocking in at nearly 20 minutes each.”

The show was mixed from the original 16-track analog master tapes recorded at the Cap for the Skull & Roses album, although none of this show was included on the album. Following the concert, the theatre will play a greatest unreleased hits “mixtape” assembled by Lemieux, drawn directly from the vault’s master tapes and from a recently discovered batch of tapes from 1969-70.

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Gary!

tell us all about it, please!

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great time

I was at this event last night.. definately a fun evening. The Capitol is as alive as I remembered it back in the 90's.. & the restaurants in the area make it a very nice spot for a pleasant night out.

I definitely second the motion for a boxed set of Capitol Shows. If David (or anyone else ) is listening, even a remaster version of 2/24/71 mixed from the 16 track tapes would make a nice issue.

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any news?

Anyone able to report on the mixtape?

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They forgot to play "Me & My Uncle"

I was there last nite, and 2/24/71 sounded awesome over the Capitol P.A. system. First time I was ever at the venue, and you could almost feel the presense of the GD at its 1971 glory. You could also almost feel the presense of Jerry and Pigpen. The "Turn on Your Lovelight" was incredible, as well as the old arrangement of "Minglewood Blues"

By the way the person at the soundboard skipped over "Me & My Uncle" which was the second song of the first set. It didn't seem as if anyone there really cared.

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They forgot to play "Me & My Uncle"

I was there last nite, and 2/24/71 sounded awesome over the Capitol P.A. system. First time I was ever at the venue, and you could almost feel the presense of the GD at its 1971 glory. You could also almost feel the presense of Jerry and Pigpen. The "Turn on Your Lovelight" was incredible, as well as the old arrangement of "Minglewood Blues"

By the way the person at the soundboard skipped over "Me & My Uncle" which was the second song of the first set. It didn't seem as if anyone there really cared.

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Looking Forward To This!

Hey, fellow freaks!

Gary Lambert here, from the Grateful Dead Almanac and SiriusXM's GD Channel.

I'm happy to say that the good folks at the Capitol (just about my favorite GD venue ever!) are letting me serve as MC at this event. As a veteran of 2/24/71 and many other great nights at the Cap in its original glory days, I'm make some brief (I promise!) introductory remarks, to give a bit of historical background on the Dead's brief but beautiful relationship with the venue.

Hope to see a bunch of y'all there!

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Make a great Dave's Pick.

Make a great Dave's Pick.

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parking

There is parking right next to theatre adjacent to metro track. Also a great south america rest on tother side

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Parking at/near the Capitol in Port Chester??

I just got tickets!! Looking forward to this.

Hey does anyone know what the parking situation is by the Capitol? Are there parking garages, lots or street parking? Is it safe? Is parking convenient or not?

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Is it a preview?

Could it be? Is this the teaser for a Capitol Center Box Set Later this year? Three from the Vault gave us 2-19-71 but a box set of the entire run would be sweet.

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