Latest Dark Star Orchestra Articles
Dark Star Orchestra will focus on the Southeast over the course of their 2020 spring tour.
Oteil & Friends, Galactic, Zero and Keller Williams are among the acts that join Dark Star Orchestra on the 2020 Dark Star Jubilee lineup.
Dark Star Orchestra selected the Grateful Dead’s February 18, 1971 show to recreate on Halloween at the venue where the show originally took place, The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York.
Dark Star Orchestra’s Saturday, November 2 concert at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York will be featured in a free live stream.
Dark Star Orchestra delivered a 27-minute “Scarlet/Fire” during their recent performance at Red Rocks.
Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra detailed their West Coast Winter Tour 2020.
Latest Dark Star Orchestra Setlist
Dark Star Orchestra at Wellmont Theatre
- Happy Birthday to You
- Uncle John's Band
- Uncle John's Band (Reprise)
- Iko Iko
- Black-Throated Wind
- Ramble On Rose
- Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
- Let It Grow
- Help on the Way
- Masters of War
- Franklin's Tower
- Throwing Stones
- Stella Blue
- Touch of Grey
- Auld lang syne
- Viola Lee Blues
- Good Morning, School Girl
- The Eleven
- Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)
- Viola Lee Blues
- Brokedown Palace
- Grateful Dead
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.
Wilco loaded their setlist with bust outs and rarities on Sunday at their Sky Blue Sky destination event in Mexico.
Dead & Company focused on Jerry songs over the course of Sunday’s matinee at Playing In The Sand in Mexico.
Saturday’s Trey Anastasio Band concert at The Wiltern in Los Angeles included the debut of a new original entitled “All Pretending” and a cover of “Over The Rainbow” from ‘The Wizard Of Oz.’
Umphrey’s McGee concluded a two-night stand at the Beacon Theatre in New York City with a show that included a debut cover of “Limelight” by Rush, guest spots from NYC scene fixtures Mike Stern and Leni Stern and much more.
Billy Strings paid tribute to Jerry Garcia at one of the Grateful Dead guitarist’s favorite haunts, The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York.