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Published: 2012/08/16

Sleigh Bells, Blondie, Araabmuzik and Conspirator Join Capitol Theatre’s Initial Lineup

Sleigh Bells, Blondie and Araabmuzik have joined the soon-to-be-reopened Capitol Theatre’s initial lineup of shows. These artists join previously announced acts including Bob Dylan—who will reopen the venue with a performance on Sept 4—Trey Anastasio Band, Bob Weir, The Roots, The Moody Blues, Warren Haynes, My Morning Jacket and many more. Also of note to our readers is the addition of Conspirator, who will open for Umphrey’s McGee on October 17 at the Cap.

“I’m very pleased with the diversity of talent that we have been able to put together for the opening lineup,” says The Bowery Presents’ Anthony Makes, who is booking the theatre in partnership with Relix Publisher/Brooklyn Bowl owner Peter Shapiro. “That was our goal from the beginning. To bring the best artists who attract audiences from all different backgrounds and ages in the community. I believe we have achieved that to this point.”

Designed by celebrated architect Thomas Lamb in 1926 and listed in The National Register of Historic Places, The Capitol Theatre is located approximately 30 miles from NYC. Check out the initial lineup of confirmed shows at the theatre below.

Tickets for The Roots’ series of performances (including the HeadCount Benefit with Bob Weir) go on sale today.

The Capitol Theatre Initial Lineup

9/4/12 Bob Dylan And His Band
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
10/5/12 Sleigh Bells/AraabMuzik
10/6/12 Galactic
10/7/12 Blondie
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/Conspirator
10/20/12 Psychedelic Furs w/ The Lemonheads feat. Juliana Hatfield
10/25/12 Al Green
10/27/12 Indigo Girls with full band
10/28/12 Trey Anastasio 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
1/18/13 Guster
2/2/13 Citizen Cope
4/13/13 Herbie Hancock

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