The jamband scene breathed a collective sigh of relief earlier this year when Dopapod announced a comeback show at New York’s Capitol Theatre. The progressive Improvisational quartet had recently taken a hiatus with no guarantee of a return. Some people had speculated the worst, but the band came back totally refreshed and with a new sense of purpose for a select few summer festival dates.
They have taken this high into a fall tour -- not one that has them zig-zagging the country for months at a time -- but a healthy amount of select dates in cities where they have built a large following. The band is hitting the road with incredible support acts that are not quite known for jamming, but more for their diverse approaches and technical ability. The Chicago stop will bring out the unique drums-bass duo of Paris_Monster, but other dates have artists including Jojo Mayer and Nerve, Ghost Note, and Organ Freeman.
The show will undoubtedly be packed with fans happy for the chance to see Dopapod for the first time in years. The revitalized group will surely put on a show full of over-the -op compositions, exploratory improvisation, and genre mashups. Get your tickets while you can!
Check out some of our past encounters with Dopapod below -- including in-depth interviews with Eli about the hiatus, Rob about all things guitar and jamming, and a review of their last stop at Bottom Lounge.
What They Say
“We’re excited to come back and play these songs together again, to see if they can take on a new life. After this year off, we’re not just going to be playing the same songs the same way we were five years ago.” - Chuck Jones