Billy & The Kids will reconvene for a two-night stay at The Capitol Theatre in October for a run dubbed Daze of the Dead. Set for October 21st and 22nd, the Grateful Dead-centric supergroup teased that this was part one of a coast-to-coast engagement.
“I had so much fun going ‘Pier to Pier’ with the Kids last month, but now it’s time to pull into port — Port Chester, NY, that is — and drop anchor for two nights at ‘Peter Shapiro’s Deadhead Palace’, The Capitol Theatre!” Grateful Dead drummer and Billy & The Kids bandleader Bill Kreutzmann wrote on social media.
Bill The Drummer went on to extend an invitation to the Daze of the Dead parties and invited attendees to dress in costume “if the spirit moves.” As has become tradition, these shows will see the group comprised of Kreutzmann and his Kids Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits), Tom Hamilton (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), and Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven) joined by some surprise special guests. “I’ll keep you guessing for now, but I’m just over the moon about them,” Bill teased.
“When we dance, we are all together, we are all one, and we are all very much alive,” Kreutzmann concluded. “This ‘Daze of the Dead’ trick is for New York but don’t you worry California – stay tuned for a special treat.”
Adding fuel to the speculation of more concerts, the post announcing The Capitol Theatre run is headed “PART I: TRICK”.
This announcement comes weeks after Billy & The Kids’ aforementioned Dead on the Pier two-night run in the port cities of Baltimore and New York City. Those shows, which featured Daniel Donato throughout, also saw the introduction of Kanika Moore and Sierra Hull to the extended B&TK family tree. Revisit Live For Live Music‘s full coverage of the Baltimore and NYC shows.
These upcoming concerts will also mark the band’s first since the untimely passing of frequent collaborator James Casey. The Trey Anastasio Band saxophonist passed away late last month following a two-year battle with colon cancer. During Billy & The Kids Baltimore and New York shows, the band encouraged donations to a GoFundMe for Casey’s medical bills, which will now also go toward his end-of-life costs.