Posted in music | tour dates on August 6, 2012

Inside The Cap
Capitol Theatre

Forty years ago, in its heyday, the Capitol Theater here was known as a rock stage with great acoustics, a crumbling space where the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Santana and Pink Floyd played memorable concerts. So when Peter Shapiro, a founder of the Brooklyn Bowl, took over the theater last year and announced plans to reopen it as a concert hall next month, he had a heavy reputation to live up to.

Now Mr. Shapiro has unveiled an eclectic lineup for the next four months that he hopes will re-establish the Capitol as an influential spot for live music. My Morning Jacket has agreed to do three nights. The Roots will play four dates, with Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead joining them for one night. Others on the fall bill include Fiona Apple, Dirty Projectors and Regina Spektor, as well as older artists, among them Blues Traveler, Indigo Girls, Al Green, the Moody Blues and the Steve Miller Band. - [NY Times]

We've been keeping tabs on the $2 million renovation of the Port Chester's Capitol Theatre for a while, for a while but the 1800-seat venue just announced its initial schedule today, which will host its first concert on September with performer to be announced later this week. Highlights from the known schedule include Dirty Projectors on September 25, Fiona Apple on October 10 (adding to her string of NY shows at the time) the already-announced Regina Spektor show on October 24, and three nights of My Morning Jacket (Dec. 27 - 29).

Full schedule is listed below. It seems like they are stil setting up their online ticketing system -- you can keep checking here for on sale dates. Can't wait to see that projection system in the flesh.


Capitol Theater - Initial Schedule
9/4/12 TBA
9/7/12 The Roots/Bob Weir solo (A Benefit for HeadCount) (followed by DJ ?uestlove's Cap Train Party)
9/8/12 Hugh Laurie with The Copper Bottom Band
9/9/12 Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang
9/14/12 The Roots/Dirty Dozen Brass Band (followed by DJ ?uestlove's Cap Train Party)
9/15/12 Big Gigantic
9/19/12 J Geils Band
9/21/12 The Roots/Karl Denson's Tiny Universe (followed by DJ ?uestlove's Cap Train Party)
9/22/12 Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Robert Cray
9/25/12 Dirty Projectors
9/27/12 David Gray
9/28/12 The Roots (followed by DJ ?uestlove's Cap Train Party)
10/3/12 Regina Spektor
10/6/12 Galactic
10/9/12 Ben Folds Five
10/10/12 Fiona Apple
10/11/12 Warren Haynes Weekend
10/12/12 Warren Haynes Weekend
10/13/12 Blues Traveler/Spin Doctors
10/17/12 Umphrey's McGee
10/20/12 Psychedelic Furs w/ The Lemonheads feat. Juliana Hatfield
10/25/12 Al Green
10/27/12 Indigo Girls with full band
11/8/12 Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group
11/9/12 moe.
11/10/12 Justin Townes Earle
11/20/12 Ray LaMontagne
11/23/12 Strangefolk
11/24/12 Strangefolk
11/27/12 The Moody Blues
11/28/12 The Moody Blues
12/27/12 My Morning Jacket
12/28/12 My Morning Jacket
12/29/12 My Morning Jacket
12/30/12 Steve Miller Band
12/31/12 Steve Miller Band
1/11/13 Roger Hodgson of Supertramp
1/18/13 Guster
2/2/13 Citizen Cope
4/13/13 Herbie Hancock



Comments (25)

21 and over = utter venue failure within 6 months

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 3:13 PM

From the Cap faq: Some shows are 21+, some are 18+, and some are all ages. Please check with the box office for show specifics.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 3:15 PM

I'd see Utter Venue Failure - great live band.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 3:16 PM

Utter Venue Failure is going to play a show here with Cows reuniting for direct support. Show will be opened by TRIPPPLE NIPPPLES

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 3:20 PM

Thought he meant the Capitol Theatre in Passaic but this is pretty cool too

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 3:25 PM

MMJ for three nights. Nice. Must we all be so doom and gloom?

Karl Denson, DDBB, Roots, dance party afterwards w/ Questlove, seems like we need a chatboard for car service back to Mannahatta. I'd flop in one. Right?

Nice bookings so far. I like...and I'm no shill. Word. Discuss.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 3:25 PM

Ten bucks says the J Geils show is cancelled, considering J Geils is not actually in the band.

Posted by Jan Jansson | August 6, 2012 3:32 PM

What? No Good Rats? No Rat Race Choir? Where's Zebra?

Posted by Smack | August 6, 2012 3:58 PM

Far as fuck no thanks

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 4:01 PM

this is a real strong start for them. one of the best dead boots i ever had was from the cap in 1970. very cool venue, if not a tad far from bk when you don't have a car. we'll see.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 4:04 PM

3:58 I love you
Don't forget Geoffrey Crayon Gentlemen

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 4:18 PM

Good Rats were the fucking BOMB! (back inna day)

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 4:19 PM

Parking in Port Chester sucks. This should be interesting.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 4:25 PM

it's across the street from the train station. if you're coming from new york city, why would you drive.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 4:30 PM

great venue for sound and sightlines in my memory from 1970- Westchester's answer to the Fillmore East.

Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2012 4:50 PM

It's about 40 minutes on metro north...that's really not too bad.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 5:00 PM

Ben folds five! Hope they add a seated manhattan show or maybe Wellmont will do!

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 5:39 PM

I bet that place has great acoustics, everybody will be able to hear my friends and me talking through these shows.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 7:10 PM

Are you that picture isn't the Welmont? Otherwise, they look a lot a like.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 9:00 AM

The author of this post didn't feel like mentioning where the fuck this place is, huh? I don't mind looking it up myself, but c'mon, basic facts, BV, basic facts.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 12:40 PM

I know who's playing the unannounced dates from 11/11 to 11/19 - 3 letters... D M B

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2012 12:44 PM

hippie dippy doo doo

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2012 7:09 AM

The Wellmont doesn't have the side tier boxes

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2012 10:54 AM

This is a very strong opening for the Cap! I'm looking forward to seeing Roger Hodgson. He was truly the musical genius behind many of Supertramp's hits like Dreamer, Give a Little Bit, Take the Long Way Home, Breakfast in America, and Logical Song to name a few. When I saw him live earlier this year it was like he was jamming with his band in my living room! By the night's end you will be blown away...
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Posted by Daisy | August 29, 2012 10:30 PM

freaking coolness.

Posted by jordon | July 24, 2013 10:05 PM

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