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Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra added a second leg to their 2018 Fall Tour and revealed details of this year’s Cosmic New Year’s Run.
Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra celebrated the 40th anniversary of a famed Dead show by recreating the setlist during their Red Rocks debut.
Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra will return to Jamaica for the seventh annual Jam In The Sand in January 2019.
Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra confirmed a 13-date fall tour.
Listen to Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady team with Dark Star Orchestra on a pair of Jefferson Airplane classics at Dark Star Jubilee.
Live webcasts featuring two upcoming Dark Star Orchestra shows at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York are available.
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Latest Dark Star Orchestra Setlist
Dark Star Orchestra at Servpro Richmond Pavilion
- Foolish Heart
- Minglewood Blues
- It's All Over Now
- Blow Away
- So Many Roads
- When I Paint My Masterpiece
- Broken Arrow
- Bird Song
- Man Smart, Woman Smarter
- Here Comes Sunshine
- Keep On Growing
- New Speedway Boogie
- Drums / Space
- I Need a Miracle
- Not Fade Away
- Comes a Time
- Going Down the Road Feelin' Bad
- Not Fade Away (reprise)
- The Weight
About Dark Star Orchestra
Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for nearly 15 years and over 2000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these 7 fine musicians. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead’s 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience. By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon. Honoring both the band and the fans, Dark Star Orchestra’s members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations.
Dark Star Orchestra offers much more than the sound of the Grateful Dead, they truly encapsulate the energy and the experience. It’s about a sense of familiarity. It’s about a feeling that grabs listeners and takes over. It’s about that contagious energy… in short, it’s about the complete experience and consistent quality show that the fan receives when attending a Dark Star Orchestra show.
Dark Star Orchestra has performed throughout the United States and Europe. They continue to grow their fan base by playing at larger venues for two and even three night stands as well as performing at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, All Good Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, Mountain Jam, Summer Camp, Wakarusa and 10,000 Lakes. In addition, Dark Star Orchestra hosts its own annual gathering, Dark Star Jubilee, where they headline three nights and are joined by a mix of established and up and coming national touring acts.
Fans and critics haven’t been the only people caught up in the spirit of a Dark Star show. The band has featured guest performances from five original Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay, Vince Welnick, Tom Constanten and even toured with longtime Dead soundman, Dan Healy. Other notable guests have included Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman of Phish, Keller Williams, Warren Haynes, Steve Kimock, Peter Rowan, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and many more.
Kelley Lauginiger interviews Rob Compa and Eli Winderman of the currently-on-hiatus Dopapod.
All reportedly went well with Dickey Betts’ brain surgery on Friday.
Georgia’s own Widespread Panic will celebrate the end of 2018 and ring in 2019 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
The latest episode of ‘The JamBase Podcast’ starts with “The Rundown” and continues with “Reelin’ In The Years” featuring Vince Herman and Nicki Bluhm providing “Tour Stories.”
Jam titans The String Cheese Incident will begin a celebration of their 25th anniversary with a home state New Year’s Run.