Peter Shapiro’s long undulating tour: what to put on 10,000 concerts has taught the senior producer about life and the music business


Peter Shapiro is a concert promoter, arena holders, publishing editor, and now has to introduce writers to his CV, with the Aug. 2. Updated his text “The Music Never Stops: What to put on 10 oz, 0 Shows That Has Taught Me About Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Magic” (recorded with Dean Budnick). Centered on 50 vital shows that helped define Shapiro’s life and lead his company, the text narratives, the 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 New York’s Capitol Theatre and the 2009 release of Brooklyn Bowl, the first of four music festival halls – bowling alleys – restaurants, he held the spurs (for Robert Plant), rarely-seen legendary (Ms. Lauryn Hill) and locals (Questlove). Shapiro’s assets both contains numerous fests, for Lockn’ that has been held annually in Virginia since 2013 (with a superbug wait in 2020); the publishing company “Relix, A leading tone of the episode in 1974; feature films (you can watch his 1993 page” 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 a decade since Jerry Garcia’s departure — and starring survivors of the group (Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann) Entered by Phish vocalist and instrument brilliant 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 would an episode support it without him? The answer was” yes ” (find out: Dead and Company by John Mayer), Shapiro would have guessed and earned through the gamble. Shapiro appeared on Variety’s Strictly Business audio to talk about his interactions as an founder and visionary, and even get into the complicated history of the helpdesk — from the innovative movements of the Dead, and how they implemented their own mail order software (imagine: confirmed aficionado with the audio), to the more provocative dynamic pricing brand that has prompted a little of that frustration for Bruce Springsteen and his only declared journey. Hear to the ep below or somewhere where you gain your audio.