After days of speculation following a teaser announcement earlier this week, Dopapod has officially announced their return! The band will officially reunite on the historic stage of Port Chester, NY’s The Capitol Theatre on Saturday, April 27th, 2019.“We’re all incredibly excited to bring the band back together to usher in the next chapter of Dopapod,” keyboardist Eli Winderman shares in a press release about the end of the band’shiatus. “We’ve been blown away by the amount of speculation on our return and just the overall love and support surrounding the band.”“There is so much history at The Cap and it’s truly an honor to be a part of that,” continues Winderman. “We’re looking forward to doing our thing there and it just felt like the perfect venue to bring the band back.” So far, the show at The Capitol Theatre is the band’s only planned performance.Comprised of guitarist Rob Compa, drummer Neal “Fro” Evans, bassist Chuck Jones, and keyboardist Eli Winderman, Dopapod has a deep history dating back to 2007, with over 1,000 live shows under their belts.The members of Dopapod and their crew have kept busy in their time “off” as a band. Lighting and Sound Designer, Luke Stratton, has been with the Smashing Pumpkins on a tour throughout the U.S. and Europe. Rob Compa wrote and recorded his first solo album, and has been performing alongside different bands including Barika, which features Craig Myers (Mike Gordon Band), and more. Eli Winderman has been working with Jesse Miller (Lotus) on their band, Octave Cat, and started a weekly funk show in Philadelphia, Funk n’ Bowl. Chuck Jones and Neal “Fro” Evans recorded a new album as Mom and Dad, touring it across the country.“This last year was much needed for all of us,” continues Winderman. “We all were able to explore other musical avenues in our lives and it really helped inspire everyone.”General on-sale for the upcoming reunion show at the Capitol Theatre is this Friday, January 25th at 12 p.m. ET here. A very limited number of tickets are available now via the which can be unlocked using the code “Dopafam”.Additionally, “#1 Best Dopapod” VIP Packages, which are paired with a private show and catered brunch at Garcia’s on Sunday, April 28th, are available to 150 lucky fans. These packages include: early entry to the show on April 27th, (1) one ticket to the April 27th show, (1) one audio download of the show, (1) one ticket to a special Storyteller Set and Q&A + catered brunch on Sunday, April 28th and Garcia’s, (1) one limited edition signed poster, and a photo opportunity with the band. The VIP show will run from 12 – 2 pm on the 28th, with doors opening at 11 am.
Cllr Ciaran BroganCathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Ciaran Brogan is leading a Donegal delegation to New England to continue to develop and building on the strong connections that have been fostered with this region over the last number of years.The delegation includes the Council’s Chief Executive Seamus Neely, the Donegal Diaspora Project Manager, Aideen Doherty and Michael O’hEanaigh who is also representing the Council during this visit.The delegation also includes representatives from Derry City and Strabane District Council led by Mayor Cllr Ellisha McCallion, as well as representatives from the University of Ulster, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, the Institute of Study Abroad and Randox Ltd. “I am delighted to be leading the delegation from Donegal on this visit to New England and to be joining with our neighbours from the Derry City and Strabane District Council area”, said Cllr. Ciaran Brogan.He added “Donegal County Council has a strong track record of collaborative working and we recognise the ongoing value of creating meaningful linkages with key partners and of the importance of working with our partners in Northern Ireland. This delegation is sending out a strong, positive message that the North West region is a proactive, outward looking and innovative region interested in creating and maximising opportunities that will benefit the entire northwest region.”The visit will include meetings with Becker College, Worcester State University, Worcester Chamber of Commerce, UMass Medical School, Boston College Harvard, Drew College, the Boston Irish Business Association, Framingham State University, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals as well as with the new Consulate General Fionnuala Quinlan, the former Senate President Therese Murray and Mayor Sefatia Romeo and CEO Jim Destino of Gloucester.The key focus of the week will also include the Golden Bridges Conference which will take place on the 21st and 22nd October. This is the seventh annual Golden Bridges Conference which highlights community, business, education, arts and culture in northwest Ireland with their peers in Boston and an important part of the conference is the Golden Bridges Gala Luncheon where those forging transatlantic links are honoured. Seamus Neely, Chief Executive of Donegal County Council explains “Donegal has many longstanding global connections and the Council has been to the fore in fostering strong relationships through a range of unique and innovative initiatives including the Donegal Diaspora project. This visit to New England will help us to continue to build on the good work already done in a range of areas including economic development, inward investment, tourism development, education, student exchanges, sport, culture and the creative economy”.COUNCIL PLANNING ON BUILDING BRIDGES …….IN NEW ENGLAND! was last modified: October 20th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)