On Wednesday, September 25, The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY will host a musical tribute to Neal Casal, who tragically passed away on August 26th. Casal’s former bandmates and musical friends will join together to remember his friendship and music in a career-spanning musical biography.
Billed as There’s A Reward: A Celebration of the Life & Music of Neal Casal, the memorial concert will feature Beachwood Sparks, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Circles Around the Sun, JRAD’s Joe Russo, Dave Dreiwitz, Tom Hamilton, and Scott Metzger, Hazeldine, Mapache, Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), Citizen Cope, Jeff Hill, Bob Glaub, Dan Fadel, Davis Jaynes, Don Heffington, Dori Freeman, Jesse Aycock, John Ginty, Jon Graboff, John Lee Shannon, Kenny Roby, Leslie Mendelson, Rickey Medlocke, Robbi Robb, Zephaniah Ohara, and more to be announced.
Tickets for There’s A Reward: A Celebration Of The Life & Music Of Neal Casal memorial show go on sale this Friday, September 13th at Noon ET with all net proceeds to be donated to MusiCares®. A special pre-sale begins today, Thursday, September 12th, from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET with passcode: “moonlight” here.
In related news, Casal’s band, Circles Around The Sun, completed recording a new studio album the week prior to his passing. The album’s producer, Jim Scott, will see the recording through to its completion with plans being made for its release in early 2020.
CATS had also collaborated with drummer Joe Russo on an EP entitled Circles Around The Sun Meets Joe Russo that was already set to be released October 18th on limited edition vinyl and digital formats. CATS had previously announced tour dates in October and December, while plans were in the works for the band’s busiest year yet in 2020.
Casal left behind specific wishes for Circles Around The Sun to continue in his absence. The surviving members, keyboardist Adam MacDougall, bassist Dan Horne, and drummer Mark Levy, have decided to honor that request and move forward together. A new guitar player will be announced shortly and all 2019 tour dates will go on as scheduled.
See below for a list of upcoming Circles Around The Sun shows:
Circles Around The Sun Upcoming Tour Dates
October 16 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
October 17 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
October 18 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
October 19 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
October 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon
October 24 – Live Oak, FL – Hulaween
December 27 – Denver, CO – The Gothic Theatre
December 29 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theater
December 31 – Buena Vista, CO – Ivy Ballroom
January 7-12 – Miami, FL – Jam Cruise