Venue Spotlight: The Capitol Theatre Celebrates 90 Years Of Epic Concerts

Watch their Top 10 Performances featuring David Bowie in 1997!

By Jackie Yaeger - Aug 31, 2016
View the Capitol Theatre's top 10 performances from their 90-year history to celebrate their anniversary in 2016. Watch their Top 10 Performances featuring David Bowie in 1997!

Perhaps one of the most iconic venues in New York, the Capitol Theatre has welcomed countless musical legends since its opening in 1926, seeing its first ever performance by a ten-piece orchestra. In the '60s, then-rock promoter Howard Stein brought everyone from Janis Joplin to Pink Floyd to the venue's stage.

Today, the Port Chester spot has seen private performances by Katy Perry, a special performance by The Strokes (their first after releasing 2016's surprise EP Future Present Past), and concerts by Iggy Pop, David Bowie, and more.

In celebration of their 90th birthday (which happened on August 18), The Capitol Theatre has provided us with some of their favorite iconic shows throughout the years. Check out the videos below, then stream the playlist curated by Peter Shapiro (current owner) to celebrate.

10. Rolling Stones- October 25, 1997

 

9. Traffic- June 26, 1970

 

8. Iggy Pop- April 14, 2016

 

7. Phish- November 28, 1992

 

6. The Allman Brothers Band- January 23, 1971

 

5. Derek & the Dominos- December 5, 1970

 

4. David Bowie- October 4, 1997

 

3. Bob Dylan- September 4, 2012

 

2. Grateful Dead- February 18, 1971

 

1. Janis Joplin- August 8, 1970

 

Upcoming Concerts

9/6: Gary Clark Jr. | Tickets & More

9/8: Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers | Tickets & More

9/14: Jenny Lewis + The Watson Twins - Rabbit Fur Coat Anniversary Tour | Tickets & More

9/23: Brian Fallon & The Crowes and Ryan Bingham | Tickets & More

10/4: Violent Femmes | Tickets & More

10/13: Joan Baez | Tickets & More

10/14: Coheed and Cambria | Tickets & More

10/21: Die Antwoord | Tickets & More

11/3: Indigo Girls | Tickets & More

Jackie Yaeger

The first concert I ever went to was to see Backstreet Boys (I wore snap-on pants and pigtail buns). My favorite live show this year so far was by The Strokes at Governors Ball. I like glitter, eggplant parm, and hot pink smooshy earplugs. Follow: Instagram // Twitter

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