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Published: 2013/12/18

Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre to Offer CapPhil Season Pass for 2014 Phil & Friends Shows

Port Chester, NY’s The Capitol Theatre will offer a year-long season pass guaranteeing entry to every Phil Lesh & Friends show taking place at the Westchester theater next year. Dubbed CapPhil, the pass will also include a limited edition signed show poster, an exclusive t-shirt, an opportunity to attend one of four meet-and-greets with Phil & Friends, and other membership perks.

As previously reported, Lesh has entered into an exclusive booking agreement with Capitol Theatre owner—and Relix publisher—Peter Shapiro and is slated to play at least 30 shows at the venue in 2014. Fans who purchase CapPhil will receive a ticket to each of the band’s thirty performances at the Cap. If there are more than 30 shows, each added date will be included at no additional cost, and if there are fewer than thirty, prorated refunds will be given. Two options for ticket types are available, a “general admission floor” option, and a “reserved loge” option, which are priced separately. The packages go on sale this Saturday Dec. 21 at noon here. and by phone through Ticketfly, 877-4-FLY-TIX (435-9849).


There are 22 comments associated with this post

Stazone December 18, 2013, 13:17:23

Dead heads are the ultimate custies… good lord

GDF WUT December 18, 2013, 13:43:05

Brah, who’s got my season pass? I will trade some hetti tourmaline, a set of clean rigs, a baby, and an zip of bathsalts. My boy Mountain is getting out of jail soon he needs to be at every show too. We’ve got 25-i we can trade

Suntan mang December 18, 2013, 13:45:29

STAZONE- You are half right. New Yorkers in general are the biggest custies ever.

what December 18, 2013, 14:04:03

what do you mean they are the ultimate custies. They are old have more money to throw around. Did you ever see Jerry?

derpa December 18, 2013, 14:10:47

Wow, for 30 shows that averages out to either 98 dollars per ticket or 198 dollars per ticket, depending on if you go with the $2,950 or $5,950 plan. I love Phil and all, but good lord, nothing about this is reasonable. Honestly, and in all seriousness, who would want to spend that much money to spend that many nights out of one year at the same venue seeing P&F?

AJ December 18, 2013, 14:44:07

derpa I would happily see 30 nights of plf in the same venue over a year. For us in the south plf is a rarity so I could go for a heavy dose like this. Not to mention you can always sell the tickets. That said, the fees themselves are indeed unreasonable.

dubs December 18, 2013, 14:46:02

Fools and their money are soon parted.

steve b December 18, 2013, 15:07:30

Well you either didn’t go read, or don’t care to mention all the facts. First off- $100 for a Phil and Friends ticket in NY is nothing new. Shit the Sullivan Hall shows were $40!
Unless you are able to wait at your computer for the onsale all day, many times your gonna be sold out. At that point, youd be wishing to find a $100 ticket. That said, you also get tee shirt ( $30-$40 at most shows), Signed poster by Phil (posters also go for near $30) and a meet and greet. Although $3K is a lot up front, if you actually go to most of the shows or sell some of your tickets this isn’t a horrible deal. Dont forget the fact that The Cap has top notch sound and lighting (some of best in the world). Quit bitching or just buy a single ticket

pm December 18, 2013, 15:17:33

Anyone who would pay that kind of money to see a cover band has taken to much of the brown acid

shinymetalass December 18, 2013, 15:40:34

phil and friends are deff not a cover band… apparently you have seen too much Furthur.

Moose December 18, 2013, 16:05:58

Sure beats buying a season ticket package for the Yankees.

Scammers December 18, 2013, 16:31:30

This sounds like something Bernstein or the Disco Biscuits would do to steal their Baconator money. Definitely not Phil’s idea. In case you missed it everything out of New York club shows is run by one guy and his buddies who were with the Biscuits until they blew up into a mess. He owns the venues and promotes the shows so…......Phil already signed his contract terms independent of price or this scam.

Marty December 18, 2013, 22:36:04

I wish they would sell packages. How about a six pack, or Phridays with Phil, something that I would not have to sell my first born for…believe me I saw several Phil shows over the past year in all the forms. All were fantastic. Cap Thtr is definitely a premiere location. Just can’t afford to shell out ALMOST $3000!!!

Deadhead Ed December 19, 2013, 07:52:37

Oh, if they had only had this deal for the Grateful Dead and the Fat Man !!! OY !! Just remember, you’ll miss him when he’s gone and be thinking that maybe this wasn’t such a bad deal. For those of us who love Phil, no explanation is necessary. For those of you who don’t, no explanation is possible. He’s like a fine wine.

steve b December 19, 2013, 10:49:13

SCAMMERS- your out of your mind man. First off there isn’t 1 guy that owns shit in NYC except maybe Trump and he could care less about the music biz… at least no this scene.
Shapiro is the man and its not like he is one of the losers blowing brownie or anything so you cant be talking about him.. The CEG guys are cool and throw great priced shows and so does Bowery Presents. Rocks Off is ok so WTF are you talking about???

Joshua Katt December 19, 2013, 11:10:44

Now it makes sense… Pete Shapiro dangled all this money in front of Phil (and sons) and he bit, effectively ending my favorite band in the world, Furthur. Thirty shows in 2014 at $200 a pop? I’m a huge Phil fan but THIRTY P & F & sons shows? I’m sure it wasn’t enough or interesting enough to keep Bob Weir in the mix. Would gladly spend $12,000 for 2 seats for 30 Furthur shows at the Cap but this is going to get old fast. A big F’ You to Pete Shapiro for throwing his money around and dividing the closest & best thing we had ever since the fat man left us… Merry F’ing Christmas, Pete!

steve b December 19, 2013, 11:32:49

are you Fu#$ing stupid Joshua??? You really think Furthur was going on after this run??? If you read anything or stay up to date, you would have known that toward the end of the summer (months before this Phil and Cap deal) Jay Lane left Primus because he ALREADY knew Furthur was done for 2014 at least, and Bobby was going back out with Ratdog. Plus you cant do math very well either… $3000/30 shows equals $200 in what world? Maybe in your spaced out burnt brain it does which would explain why your comment is full of crap and based on nothing but your brain farts. Its pretty funny how you think Pete is apparently the devil while the rest of people that actually visit his venues know whats really up… Plus, if what you say is accurate, why wouldn’t part of the blame be on Phil for signing a contract without the details??? Keep talking BS about which you know nothing.

Dudetwo December 19, 2013, 11:38:46

why the bitching and moaning. The shows are going to happen whether you buy the package or night. It’s your don’t have to buy it. But if anyone has the disposable cash and is pretty sure they will see the shows, then why not. After seeing the Q in Asheville at Xmas Jam, if it was 30 shows with the Q, its a no-brainer. After what I heard and what I saw it will be hard to see Furthur again. Long Live the Q!!!!

Roose December 23, 2013, 00:32:08

hey Phil, that whole “play until you die” thing was just a joke, please retire.

Downhill from there! long live 89 December 23, 2013, 17:24:58

The bottom line is that the remaining members of The Grateful Dead have done nothing but fight about money since Jerry passed.(RIP) And there is not enough common ground of any reason for them to reunite which is really sad, so most of the news is just another odituary- The Bear, Ramrod, Merl, and many others. This deal comes as no surpise as these guys just try to get a peice of the pie while they can, of course they could unite and still be “greatest rythem and blues band in the world”.- Etta James New Years 83 and not only have their cake but get to eat it too!

Boss Hog December 26, 2013, 16:13:31

Very thankful I saw the Grateful Dead at the Capitol Theater nine times in 1970-71.

Bboz January 6, 2014, 07:17:40

It’s all about the money,Jerry would be going nut’s over this how about the music I guess that don’t matter anymore

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