This upcoming Saturday, April 27, Northeast rockers Dopapod are returning to the stage at the Capitol Theatre after a nearly 16 month hiatus. The show will be the band’s first at the prestigious theater, making their comeback that much more special. The following Sunday afternoon, a VIP storyteller set (including brunch) will take place at the Cap’s smaller venue, Garcia’s, which should make for an extremely special experience for the small group of fans that got tickets.
For those unfamiliar with the band, Dopapod is a progressive rock group that formed at Berklee College of Music in 2008 and started touring consistently in 2010. From 2010 to 2017, the band gained traction nationally by touring, performing at least 100 (usually more) shows a year. The group announced in September of 2017 that they’d be taking a year off to focus on themselves and relieve the stress pent up from 7 straight years of touring nonstop, which was thankfully understood by the fans.
2018 saw very little in the Dopapod realm; they put out a video for “Mucho,” Rob and Eli did a couple of “OG Dopapod” gigs with Turkuaz’ Mikey Carubba, and the members sat in with each other’s side projects from time to time. But, after a year of patiently waiting, fans got an announcement: Dopapod is coming back, and at the Capitol Theatre nonetheless! The return of Dopapod is finally here. That should get you up to speed!
The group has also announced a new album due out May 25 entitled Emit Time, which is a palindrome just like the band’s previous album titles. Two singles have already been released on all streaming platforms and YouTube, “Numbers Need Humans” and “Test of Time.” The album is said to contain material both old and new, some of it being left over from the sessions for the pre-hiatus release MEGAGEM. The band recorded 2 albums worth of material but ultimately decided against a double album since they were focusing on vinyl, saving half of the tracks for future use.
The comeback show this Saturday and VIP set on Sunday should be an amazing experience for everyone going. Dopapod is an extremely talented band that will hopefully continue playing music in the future. Check back with NYSMusic for coverage of both the show and the VIP set!