It is no coincidence that these dates coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s legendary 6-night run at The Cap in 1971. With a nod to those historic shows, Billy Strings will perform “The Deja Vu Experiment” in which the band hopes to tap into the musicianship and fearlessness that the Grateful Dead did 50 years ago, unlocking improvisational boundaries of music and psychedelia in a familiar yet unique way.
When are the shows happening?
Feb 18-21, 23, 24, 2021
Show time is 9pm – 11:30pm ET
Virtual doors are at 8pm ET
How do I buy a ticket?
The first and final night (Feb 18 + 24) will be available to watch for free exclusively on The Relix Channel Twitch. The other 4 nights are on sale now for $19.99 (1 show) or $59.99 (all 4 shows) on FANS.
Can I attend the shows in person?
No, we want everyone to stay safe and tune in from home. There is no live audience for any of these shows, but the band will be able to see you if you choose to Zoom in and “Be in the Stream!”
I bought a ticket. How do I stream on FANS?
Thank you! In order to access the stream, you will need to be signed into your account you created when checking out and buying tickets on FANS. If you have not created an account, you can do so here with the email you used to place your order.
Can I buy tickets for someone else?
Yes! Once you’ve purchased more than one item with a ticket included, just email email@example.com with the artist name, show date, your order # and the recipient’s email and an account will be set up for them. They will receive their account confirmation and ticket in their email.
How do I watch it on my TV?
HDMI connection from your mobile device to your TV and Cast/Airplay are the best options. More resources can be found here.
I can’t tune in live. Can I replay it later?
The paid shows on FANS grant you 48-hour unlimited replay!
The free shows on Twitch are only available to view live, once the show ends there is no replay.
Will there be show posters for sale?
Yes! 1 tour print and 6 individual show prints designed by some of Billy’s favorite artists will be available for sale. The tour print will be a timed-release and available beginning 2/17/21. The show prints will be a limited edition of 500 per night and available once virtual doors open.
What’s the low down on the Deja Vu Experiment?
“If you get confused just listen to the music play”
During their 1971 Capitol Theatre shows, the Grateful Dead conducted ESP Experiments, prompting Deadheads in the audience to focus on imagery shown by the band and telepathically send the imagery to a test subject.
The Deja Vu Experiment is aiming to similarly tap into a sense of clairvoyance and togetherness by asking the streaming audience to use their minds to collectively “see” and send imagery to special guest receivers.
Concerts in the age of streaming beg fans to transport their mind; to feel connected to a live performance when we cannot physically be together. This experiment is not scientifically backed, rather, a hypothesis that the collective mind has the power to tap into extrasensory perception and manifest connection.
Stay tuned to Billy’s socials for more information & guidance on the experiment portion of these shows!
Who are the special guests?
There will be 1 special guest “receiver” per night to be announced in the days leading up to the shows. Each special guest will debrief with Billy via Zoom at the conclusion of the show. Stay tuned for more updates!
How is the band + crew staying safe?
The band and essential on-site crew will all agree to pre-show quarantine measures and provide negative covid tests in the days leading into the 6-night run. Daily temperature and health checks will be performed.