The Disco Biscuits Kick-Off Capitol Theater Run with “Chemical Warfare Squad” Bust Out

The Disco Biscuits Kick-Off Capitol Theater Run with “Chemical Warfare Squad” Bust Out

Photo by Andrew Scott Blackstein via Instagram of The Disco Biscuits

Last night The Disco Biscuits kicked off their long-awaited tour at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY The three-night stint was originally scheduled over two years ago in March 2020 but was postponed due to the onset of COVID-19 pandemic.

To celebrate the night and the shows finally coming to fruition, The Disco Biscuits released “Chemical Warfare Brigade” which hasn’t been played since February 4, 2016, marking their first comeback in six years. “Chemical Warfare Brigade” is also the title of The Disco Biscuits bassist Marc Brownstein’s rock opera.

“We’ve been waiting a long time to play these shows,” Brownstein said before starting the classic heavy set.

The rare “Chemical Warfare Brigade” was not performed in its entirety but instead morphed into “Once The Fiddler Paid”. Next came a 20-minute rendition of 2000s “House Dog Party Favor.” After the stand-alone, they moved from “Story of the World” to “Munchkin Invasion” in “Story of the World” end of the first east.

The second set, which was a non-stop jam, began with the title song from guitarist Jon Gutwillig’s rock opera “Hot Air Balloon”. After the resonant groove came the rock “Shem-Rah Boo” which flowed into an inverted “Portal To An Empty Head”. Then came “the Great Abyss” which ebbed into “Shem-Rah Boo” ending the set.

They followed that up with a proper, extended performance of “Home Again.” The Disco Biscuits will perform again at the Capitol Theater tonight.

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The Capitol Theater – Port Chester, NY
March 31, 2022

Set I: Chemical Warfare Squad > Once The Fiddler Paid, House Dog Party Favor, Story of the World > Munchkin Invasion > Story of the World

Series 2: Hot Air Balloon > Shem-Rah Boo > Portal to an Empty Head (reversed) > The Great Abyss > Shem-Rah Boo

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