The Capitol Theatre To Celebrate 500th Show With Bob Dylan

first_imgLegendary singer, songwriter and, as of last year, Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan announced a string of North American tour dates recently, kicking off with three shows at Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre on June 13th, 14th, and 15th. After an extensive European tour, the folk artist will spend three nights in the intimate, historic theater, promising an unforgettable experience for those in attendance.Bob Dylan’s three-night run also coincides with The Capitol’s 500th show since 2012 on June 15th. Since Dylan was also the first performer to play The Cap in 2012 for the venue’s re-opening, this show brings the room full circle.2017 is a particularly special year for The Capitol Theatre, as it marks the venue’s fifth year in operation, and its 91st birthday as a venue. “We booked Bob Dylan for our first show in 2012, and have worked since that magical opening night to get him back to the Capitol,”said The Capitol Theatre’s owner, Peter Shapiro, in a press release. “We know it’s a venue that he loves so we kept at it. We were thrilled to get 3 nights. It’s the kind of run that historic shows come out of. And when we booked the show we didn’t even realize that it would be our 500th show since Bob played on night one. It just happened that way — and that’s the magic of The Capitol Theatre.”With many shows already planned for 2017, including Dawes, Bill Burr, Graham Nash, John Mulaney, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Lake Street Dive, Donald Fagen, Amos Lee, Lyle Lovett, Ben Harper, John Butler Trio, Father John Misty, Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman, Pixies, Modest Mouse, ZZ Top, and John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring, The Capitol Theatre certainly has a big year ahead. For more information, head to the venue’s website.last_img