Thread: TTB Cancel Beacon Run

plqmule - 8/20/2020 at 07:17 PM

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we are sorry to announce the postponement of our 10th annual residency
at The Beacon Theatre in New York City.
The run was scheduled for this October, and we plan to return to the Beacon in the Fall of 2021.
As disheartening as this decision is, the health and safety of our fans, crew, and staff is our top priority.
Weíre proud of the nine consecutive years and 39 performances weíve shared with you at the Beacon,
our home away from home and the setting for so many of our most memorable nights on stage.

Last yearís Beacon run concluded with an encore performance of ďWith A Little Help From My Friends.Ē
Please watch and listen to this powerful version and as we remain physically apart, from our family to yours,
we wish you good health and a positive outlook as we all look forward to meeting again on a stage down the road one day soon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omj8kC__RXU&fbclid


Lee - 8/20/2020 at 08:22 PM

They started a thing like that in Chicago at the Chicago Theatre, every late January. It's kind of neat, they play a Friday & Saturday, leave for the rest of the week and come back the next weekend for another Friday & Saturday. I've been going for the last (I think) four years and of course this year was cancelled. One night they have a guest and the other night is "An Evening With".

A few years ago I won tickets so I could pick any of the shows I wanted to see. Well, Leon Russell opened one night so I picked that one. I figured it might be the last time I would get to see him and sadly, it was. They played a bunch of Joe Cocker stuff.

Another year JJ Grey & Mofro opened. Todd Smallie came out and did two songs with TTB. It was kind of bittersweet because I miss The dTb but it was still neat and of course, Todd was smiling.


Icepick - 8/22/2020 at 08:52 PM

So glad we went last yr. Beautiful weekday show, tight, professional, each member recognized in some fashion during set. Upper West Side safe & fun. Nice to move around city & visit new spots. Went to Ground Zero & to church across street that gave rest to responders & workers during that time. Third time there since 9/11.Seventh overall, ea time previous for ABB. Stayed at Hotel Belleclaire. At my age I donít believe the city will ever recover to a point where I will ever feel enticed to spend my discretionary income again. Never had a clue it would be the last time in NYC. Iím sure I wonít be missed.


hankpipes - 8/26/2020 at 06:06 PM

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So glad we went last yr. Beautiful weekday show, tight, professional, each member recognized in some fashion during set. Upper West Side safe & fun. Nice to move around city & visit new spots. Went to Ground Zero & to church across street that gave rest to responders & workers during that time. Third time there since 9/11.Seventh overall, ea time previous for ABB. Stayed at Hotel Belleclaire. At my age I donít believe the city will ever recover to a point where I will ever feel enticed to spend my discretionary income again. Never had a clue it would be the last time in NYC. Iím sure I wonít be missed.


I know exactly how you feel. I've been a NY Rangers season ticket holder for over 40 years and may never go to another game again. It has everything to do with the breakdown of law and order in NYC. No place seems safe right now with no hope in sight. I live in SW CT and a real estate market that had been in a spiral dive has suddenly become vibrant with the exodus of city dwellers.


porkchopbob - 8/26/2020 at 06:12 PM

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I know exactly how you feel. I've been a NY Rangers season ticket holder for over 40 years and may never go to another game again. It has everything to do with the breakdown of law and order in NYC. No place seems safe right now with no hope in sight. I live in SW CT and a real estate market that had been in a spiral dive has suddenly become vibrant with the exodus of city dwellers.

It's not quite 1977 in NYC yet. New York will bounce back, the rents and rampant development were driving people and businesses out before COVID. If anything, this will be a soft reset. Broadway will reopen, no one is flying to Bridgeport, Hartford, or New Haven to see Wicked.

I certainly look forward to going back to see TTB at the Beacon someday.

[Edited on 8/26/2020 by porkchopbob]


Agerst1574 - 8/26/2020 at 11:47 PM

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So glad we went last yr. Beautiful weekday show, tight, professional, each member recognized in some fashion during set. Upper West Side safe & fun. Nice to move around city & visit new spots. Went to Ground Zero & to church across street that gave rest to responders & workers during that time. Third time there since 9/11.Seventh overall, ea time previous for ABB. Stayed at Hotel Belleclaire. At my age I donít believe the city will ever recover to a point where I will ever feel enticed to spend my discretionary income again. Never had a clue it would be the last time in NYC. Iím sure I wonít be missed.


I know exactly how you feel. I've been a NY Rangers season ticket holder for over 40 years and may never go to another game again. It has everything to do with the breakdown of law and order in NYC. No place seems safe right now with no hope in sight. I live in SW CT and a real estate market that had been in a spiral dive has suddenly become vibrant with the exodus of city dwellers.


I do not want to dismiss your view about NYC but I will share my take. I live in NYC and in South Florida and have travelled extensively to see shows since I retired almost exactly six years ago. What you see happening in NYC is happenin in almost every major city.

I also think that many people are underestimating the effects of the pandemic. The pandemic is contributing to a great deal of anxiety, anger and fear and those feelings are palpable. As a lifetime New Yorker, I remember the 70ís well. Crime is nowhere near that level. People are more exposed to it because of social media.

I think that NYC is going through a transitional period and it will be a different city as it emerges from the pandemic, I also believe it can be a better city.

In April, I really believed that by January, I would be flying to Chicago to spend a weekend seeing TTB and a Buddy Guy show at Legends. Now I am convinced it wonít happen until 2022.

This is the first year that I will not be at a Beacon TTB show since they began their stand of shows there.


porkchopbob - 8/27/2020 at 02:15 PM

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What you see happening in NYC is happenin in almost every major city.

THIS. NYC has the benefit of being NYC. It will always be an attraction, be it media, finance, artists, or international investors.


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