June 27, 2015

Shapiro: Santa Clara shows just soundchecks for FTW Chicago

The Grateful Dead’s “Core Four” along with Jeff Chimenti, Bruce Hornsby, and Phish’s Trey Anastasio, will be performing two full-length shows this weekend in the Bay area’s Levi’s Stadium to prepare for the final Fare Thee Well performances in Chicago.

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“We’ll be the first to admit that the demand for these California shows never really materialized, even for a second. I mean, just look at the resale prices online; it’s clear no one really wants to go to these shows anyway. They are pretty much just soundchecks for Chicago.” Shapiro said.

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The shows this weekend will likely have a raw, unpolished feel as the band members get their tunes prepared for the Chicago shows, which ticket sales have shown to be the only ones that actually matter. A live webcast of the warm-up shows in Santa Clara will be available PPV.

BONUS: Adam Lambert reminds us what live, improvisational music is all about.

BONUS x2: Trey hints at official LivePhish releases featuring only soundchecks.

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