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Phil Lesh and Friends Announce Two Nights at Brooklyn Academy of Music

February 28, 2014

Phil Lesh and Friends will perform at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) on April 14 and 15. For this incarnation of the group, Lesh will take the stage with Warren Haynes, Jackie Greene, John Medeski and Joe Russo. It will be the first time that Phil Lesh has performed at the iconic Brooklyn multi-arts center.

On May 25, 1989 Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman took part in the ‘‘Don’t Bungle the Jungle” benefit at Brooklyn Academy of Music. Also participating that night were Madonna, the Del Fuegos and the B-52’s.

Tickets for the shows will go on sale March 7 at 10am EST (with music each night slated to start at 8:45 to help accommodate fans who will be attending Passover seders).

"We are thrilled to bring the music of the Grateful Dead to BAM," explains Peter Shapiro who is producing the event. "Warren is flying up from Wanee before he travels to Australia with Gov't Mule just to be a part of this. Phil is doing the same between runs at the Capitol Theatre and Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas. These shows are going to be special."

Lesh has already confirmed a number of other multi-night runs with different versions of Phil Lesh and Friends. The band will perform at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY April 2-5 and April 9-12 before heading to the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas April 18-20. More information on those shows can be found here.

As previously reported, Phil Lesh recently signed a deal with Shapiro, the Capitol Theatre proprietor (and Jambands.com/Relix publisher) that includes up to 30 shows at the venue throughout the year, as well as multiple nights at various other venues owned by Shapiro, such as Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas and the Lockn’ Festival.

Comments

Didn’t the Grateful Dead play the BAM in 1972 ?

By Ose - 02/28/14

how about some ohio love ?

By james - 02/28/14

>It will be the first Grateful Dead-related show at the iconic Brooklyn multi-arts center.

On May 25, 1989 Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman took part in the ‘‘Don’t Bungle the Jungle” benefit at Brooklyn Academy of Music. Also participating that night were Madonna, the Del Fuegos and the B-52’s.<

So it’s not the first then.

By Pete - 02/28/14

Well it is the first show Pete, Weir played a few songs..

By phil fan - 02/28/14

not to be ignorant… Brooklyn NY? grin

By Timmy - 02/28/14

NY needed more Phil Shows…

By Tom - 02/28/14

REALLY????? On Seder nights?????

By Doug - 02/28/14

@ose

Yes, the Dead played at BAM in 72.

By Richard Fink - 02/28/14

Ose is right, Phil Fan, the Dead played the BAM on 3/23/72, so this is certainly not the first. And in my opinion, Pete is right too - a performance by a member of the Grateful Dead, no matter how short, is indeed a GD-related show. Interesting they would include that little tidbit, considering how easy it is to debunk using a simple google search. I mean, did someone just pull that out of thin air?

By D - 02/28/14

>It will be the first time that Phil Lesh has performed at the iconic Brooklyn multi-arts center.<

You’re getting warmer…

By Pete - 02/28/14

But Rebbe, can’t we do only two questions tonight and we’ll do two more tomorrow? I have to go see Phil.

Phil schmill, have another glass of Manischevitz and we’ll discuss the symbolism of the Paschal Lamb for another few hours.

By Howard - 02/28/14

Glad to see Phil cares about bringing the music to more than a few select markets.  Oh wait…

By Jack Hoffa - 02/28/14

no, that was The Academy of Music, 14 st, manhattan, not bklyn

By tiedye - 02/28/14

3/23/72 was the old Academy of Music on East 14th Street in Manhattan, the Dead never played BAM.

By Ronny K - 02/28/14

Good point, Tiedye.

By Pete - 02/28/14

wow what a conversation

By ron - 03/01/14

Any word on ticket pricing? I haven’t been able to find any info

By spib - 03/04/14

Lol at a seder over music

By lol - 03/06/14

Matt is a douch

By Gene - 03/06/14

the grateful dead played 4 shows at the 46th street theatre back in 1970

they were fun shows

By tom mcgann - 03/08/14

The contract with Mr Shapiro appears to be a double edged sword. I am lucky enough to live 85 miles from Manhattan- therefore I can attend Phil’s residencies in and around NYC- even though the Capitol is slightly out of reach at 120 miles away. BAM is doable- especially since my daughter (and concert buddy) lives in Brooklyn. One downside is ticket pricing. P&F and Furthur have been pretty reasonably priced since 1999- and I’ve been able to see them 3 or 4 times per year without breaking the bank. I just see the prices going up and up going forward- and me having to chose one or 2 events per year-but- it beats living in Va, or Oh, or Fl- where the concert fun is now over- short of a long road trip!

By Michael C - 03/10/14

I am just glad to see Phil out playing. Wherever and whenever he wants is fine with me.

BTW, I had an excellent time at an Academy of Music show in Manhattan, March 1972. When we went in it was snowing, with lightning. There was a lot of energy in that old building that night.

By Moondog - 03/31/14

Didn’t Paschal Lamb sit in at those ‘72 shows? I think he plays a mean Jew’s harp!

By tom evans - 04/01/14

Didn’t Paschal Lamb sit in with the Grateful Dead at the Academy of Music in ‘72? I hear he plays a mean Jew’s harp!

By tom evans - 04/01/14

wish some decent taspes of the 70 shows would surface

By seth - 04/06/14

Who gives a fuck about Seder?

By Cazzie's russell - 04/07/14

3/23/72 was the old Academy of Music on East 14th Street in Manhattan, the Dead never played BAM.

This is correct. Grateful Dead played The Academy of Music in New York city, not Brooklyn. The Academy of Music was later renamed The Palladium and hosted The Band as it’s opening act in 1976, converted to a disco and then closed in 1997.

By DoughBoyRocks - 04/12/14

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