During an absolute barrage of topnotch shows and tours coming up this fall, one revelation proves to be the most stirring. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead have carved more than a niche for themselves in the current jam rock landscape, and it’s reflected in their unbelievable ticket sales and current momentum. Joe and the boys gained some real notoriety over the summer, playing and arranging the Dead’s music in a genuinely awe inspiring style at several festival dates including Peach Festival and two nights of Lockn, as well as a sold out two-night run at the Capitol Theater. Beginning in October, the RADness will continue with six sold out dates at the Brooklyn Bowl, with the first run being Oct. 5-7 and the second weekend being the 12-14. Following later that month will be a pre-party for Hulaween Festival down at Suwannee in Florida. After a brief west coast sabbatical, JRAD will be back in late November for several more sold out bangers in Philadelphia and Boston. See below for full schedule.
Having already seen over 10 JRAD shows this year, nothing excites me more than a proper tour just over the horizon. Call ’em a cover band all you want; they’re playing the Dead’s music better than any touring band in the scene is playing their own music currently. The quartet is beyond a force to be reckoned with.
At the Brooklyn Bowl – October 5*, 6*, 7*, 12*, 13*, 14*
At Suwannee Halloween – October 26
At the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles, CA – November 9*, 10*
At the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA – November 11*
At the Fillmore Philadelphia – November 24, 25*
At Dominican Holidaze in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – December 1
At the House of Blues in Boston, MA – December 8*, 9*
*= SOLD OUT