"The Capitol Theatre will host "Turn Back The Cap: 1980's" on December 13, celebrating the biggest hits of the 80's with beloved tribute band Jessie's Girl. They'll be joined by iconic 80's artists including Martin Fry of ABC (whose hits include "The Look Of Love," "When Smokey Sings," and "Poison Arrow"), Mike Score of A Flock of Seagulls, Tiffany—who will perform her Billboard #1 single "I Think We're Alone Now"—and Rob Base, who will perform "It Takes Two" and "Joy and Pain." The show will be followed by a DJ set by The Roots' Questlove paying tribute to the music of 1984.
The show is presented by Capitol Theatre owner Peter Shapiro along with Marcus Linial, who began his career in music 25 years ago producing by his first concert at The Capitol Theatre with reggae star Jimmy Cliff. "Walking back into The Capitol Theatre 25 years later with the help of my friend Peter Shapiro is a dream come true," says Linial.
Since reopening in September 2012 with a sold-out performance by Bob Dylan, The Capitol Theatre has hosted over 100 shows by an incredibly diverse range of artists, from My Morning Jacket and Fiona Apple to Morrissey and Al Green. Rolling Stone called The Cap "one of the best music halls in the country," and NPR hailed it as "the platonic ideal of a live music room." In a review of opening night, the NY Times wrote that "a rock theater that looks and sounds as good as the Capitol is something to celebrate," while Billboard said that "the lavishly decorated theater -- filled with mirrors, chandeliers and painstakingly restored detail -- looks absolutely stunning, and sounds even better."