Peter Shapiro’s long and unbelievable tour: how to put in 10st century, 000 concerts, has taught the senior producer about life and the musical business


Peter Shapiro is a concert promoter, arena holder, publishing editor and now has introduced writer to his cv, with the Aug. 2 update of his text “The Music Never Stops: What’s Putting on 10,000 Shows That’ve Taught Me About Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Magic” (recorded with Dean Budnick). Presented on 50 vital shows that helped define Shapiro’s life and lead his company, the text narratives a job stayed at maximum volume, starting with his 1997 purchase of the Wetlands, a New York team that tailored to audiences of the Grateful Dead and Phish and integrated social activism into its software, His eventually buy of Port Chester’s New York’s Capitol Theatre and the 2009 release of “Boylet Bowl”, the first of four music festival halls — bowling alleys — restaurants, he held the spurs (for Robert Plant), seldom-seen legendary (Ms. Lauryn Hill) and locals (Questlove). Shapiro’s assets both contain numerous fests, for Lockn ‘that has been held annually in Virginia since 2013 (with a Superbug wait in 2020); the publishing Relix, a leading tone of the episode when; feature films (You can stream his 1993 page, “And Miles to Go Before I Sleep” on YouTube) and everything way of content based inside psychedelic philosophy of the melodic compassionate. But his last success was certainly 2015’s Fare The Well, a set of concerts highlighting the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead — and the decade since Jerry Garcia departed — and starring survivors of the group (Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann) Presented by Phish vocalist and instrument genius Trey Anastasio, as well as guitarists Bruce Hornsby and Jeff Chimenti. After Garcia’s death in 1995, Shapiro ran into the live entertainment venue, an important standard because it left open the issue about what would guide Jerry’s soul — and will an episode some supported without him? The answer was yes (find out: Dead and Company, starring John Mayer), Shapiro would have guessed and earned through the gamble. Shapiro entered Variety’s Strictly Business audio to talk about his interactions as an founder and a visionary, and even get into the complicated history of helpdesk — from the innovative movements of the Dead, and how they implemented their own mail order software (imagine: confirmed aficionado in its audio part), to the more provocative dynamic pricing brand that has prompted little of that frustration for Bruce Springsteen and his only declared journey. Hear to the EP below or somewhere where you have your audio.