"A Dose of the Dead": Unreleased 1971 Grateful Dead Show To Be Played At The Capitol Theatre
The Capitol Theatre will present a complete, unreleased Grateful Dead concert recorded live at the theatre on February 24, 1971. The recording will be played in its entirety through The Cap’s state-of-the-art D&B sound system at full concert volume, while accompanied by a full light show from the theatre’s concert lighting rig. The event—dubbed “A Dose of the Dead: 1 Legendary Night at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY”—will take place on February 16 and will be curated by archivist David Lemieux. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the venue. Doors open at 7pm and the show will begin at 8pm.
The Grateful Dead performed at the Capitol Theatre 18 times in 1970-71 alone. The 2/24/71 show was the last of a six-night run, and featured many recently debuted songs like “Bertha,” “Loser,” “Greatest Story Ever Told,” “Playing in the Band,” “Deal,” and “Bird Song.” The show is mixed from the original 16-track analog master tapes recorded at The Cap for Skull & Roses, though nothing from the concert was included on the album. Following the show, the theatre will play a greatest unreleased hits “mixtape” assembled by Lemieux from various masters and a recently discovered batch of tapes from 1969-70.