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Trey Anastasio, Warren Haynes join Roots, Bob Weir tonight at The Cap
Tonight's concert at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester will have even more star power than expected, with Phish frontman Trey Anastasio and Gov't Mule founder Warren Haynes joining the previously announced bill of The Roots and Grateful Dead co-founder Bob Weir.
Just moments ago, Roots drummer Questlove took to Twitter to announce that the other two music legends would be part of the neo-soul group's first of four shows at The Cap, which reopened Tuesday to rave reviews — and, oh, by the way, a Bob Dylan concert — after months of renovation.
"To kickoff our 4 friday residency at @CapitolTheatre (30 mins outside NYC) tonight we welcome Trey Anistasio (sic) & Bob Weir & Warren Haynes! " Questlove tweeted to his nearly 2.2 million followers this morning.
It's unclear if the two new performers will be incorporated into the show, which should be amazing regardless. Weir had been announced as a "solo and acoustic" act, but I get the feeling they'll all wind up jamming on a couple of tracks before the night's over. After all, collaboration is something the Roots do often, both on their own and as the studio band for "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," whose host grew up in Saugerties.
The Hudson Valley is familiar territory to Anastasio, who's called Rockland County home, and to Haynes, whose most recent Mountain Jam performance paid tribute to the late Levon Helm, who lived in Woodstock.
Remaining tickets are $95 for both lower-level general admission and assigned balcony seating. To snag the last ones, click here. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show is scheduled to start at 8.
The Roots return to The Cap next Friday with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band; headline the following Friday with Karl Denson's Tiny Universe; and wrap up the month with what appears to be a solo show on Sept. 28. But, at this point, don't be surprised if one or more surprise guests join them on stage that night.