Joe Russo’s Almost Dead will return to their roots for a special performance at Brooklyn Bowl on Monday, November 25th. The show, billed as Make Democracy RAD Again: A HeadCount Benefit with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, will put the focus on democracy: Fans will get the opportunity to vote on the songs the band plays that night.
Polling for the Make Democracy RAD Again Joe Russo’s Almost Dead HeadCount benefit is now open. Head here to pick your top five requests from a list of 160 songs. The song votes will be tallied and built into a full, two-set show by Joe Russo.
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A fan pre-sale will take place on Wednesday, November 13th from 12:00 p.m. ET through 10:00 p.m. ET. A venue pre-sale will follow on Thursday, November 14th at 12:00 p.m. ET. Tickets for the special Joe Russo’s Almost Dead HeadCount benefit at Brooklyn Bowl will go on sale to the general public here on Friday, November 15th at 12:00 p.m. ET.
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The popular Grateful Dead tribute act’s return to Brooklyn Bowl is significant for various reasons. After debuting the project at the Williamsburg, Brooklyn venue/restaurant/bowling alley in early 2013, JRAD played several multi-night runs there over the next few years. Eventually, the band earned itself a national following too large and fervent to fit in the relatively intimate room and moved on the theaters, amphitheaters, headlining festival plays, and other larger venues around the country.
The band’s last performance in Brooklyn took place at the Prospect Park Bandshell in July of 2018, while their last performance at Brooklyn Bowl took place on March 10th, 2018. To kick off that final Brooklyn Bowl performance, the band debuted a cover of The Rolling Stones‘ “The Last Time”, seemingly indicating that the era of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at Brooklyn Bowl had come to a necessary end. Now, fans in Brooklyn will get one very special chance to relive the good old days of JRAD at the Bowl.
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