Livestream Ticket Prices: $19.99 ADV / $24.99 DOS (individual shows) or $59.99 (all four shows)
February 18 + 24 are FREE on The Relix Channel, exclusively on Twitch.
It is no coincidence that these dates coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s legendary 6 night run at The Cap in 1971. With a nod to those historic shows, Billy Strings plans “The Deja Vu Experiment” in which the band will perform the same dates, on the same stage, in hopes of tapping into the musicianship and fearlessness that the Grateful Dead did 50 years ago, unlocking improvisational boundaries of music and psychedelia in a familiar yet unique way.
During the 1971 shows, the Grateful Dead conducted ESP Experiments, prompting Deadheads in the audience to focus on imagery shown by the band and telepathically send the imagery to a test subject.
The Deja Vu Experiment is aiming to similarly tap into a sense of clairvoyance and togetherness by asking the streaming audience to use their minds to collectively “see” and send imagery to special guest receivers.
Concerts in the age of streaming beg fans to transport their mind; to feel connected to a live performance when we cannot physically be together. This experiment is not scientifically backed, rather, a hypothesis that the collective mind has the power to tap into extrasensory perception and manifest connection.
A portion of proceeds will benefit The Rex Foundation and Backline.
“The Grateful Dead’s 6-night run of shows at The Capitol Theatre in February 1971 were a singular event in the 95-year history of the theater. In 1971 the theater hosted Pink Floyd, Janis Joplin, Eric Clapton and a who’s who of American rock and roll legends, but it was the Dead’s run of shows that Winter that came to define the theater’s legacy.”
“We have been thinking for a while about how best to mark the 50th Anniversary of those iconic shows. Obviously we can’t celebrate with us all together but the virtual livestream technology does feel fitting given that the original 1971 shows experimented with ESP and in an effort to expand human connections and the music experience. Inviting Billy to perform the same 6-dates (Feb 18-24) that the Dead played in 1971 was in our mind from the beginning, more than a year ago. He personifies the idea of taking genres of music like Bluegrass and Rock and Roll and pushing their boundaries into new areas, in a similar way that Jerry Garcia did 50 years ago. I am super excited for what is going to happen, it feels like a good moment to have a Deja Vu Experiment.” - Peter Shapiro
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