Phil Lesh Signs Exclusive Live Performance Deal With Capitol Theatre/Brooklyn Bowl

As reported in the New York Times, Phil Lesh sited as tired from constant touring has signed a deal to work exclusively with one promoter for 2014, putting on 45 shows in just a handful of venues. This deal is being put together with Peter Shapiro, who owns the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY and runs the Brooklyn Bowl, the combination bowling alley-rock club in Williamsburg that is setting up branches next year in Las Vegas and London. After a kickoff show in Williamsburg on Nov. 14, the series will start in early April with the first of at least 30 concerts through the year at the Capitol. Aside from the Capitol shows, Lesh will play the Las Vegas outpost of the Brooklyn Bowl on April 20, as well as Shapiro’s Lockn’ festival in Arrington, Va., in September; the only shows he will play not connected Shapiro are those at Lesh’s own club, Terrapin Crossroads, in San Rafael, Calif. It is noted the deal would give him the freedom to tinker with lineups and make each night interesting for his Capitol Theatre runs,

I’m done with one-nighters,” Lesh said to the NY Times. “I’ve been on the road now for 46 years, and I’ve gotten go to a point where I’m jealous of all the time that I waste on buses and sitting around waiting to go on.”

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