Latest Dark Star Orchestra Articles
Dark Star Orchestra confirmed their New Year’s Run 2019 – 2020 and added a second leg to their fall tour.
Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra confirmed a three-week fall tour.
Check out the lineup for the 2019 Hangtown Music Festival, which returns to Placerville, California October 24 – 27.
Guitarist Marcus King helped Dark Star Orchestra kick off this year’s Dark Star Jubilee festival on Friday night in Ohio.
Dark Star Orchestra performed two shows at Port Chester, New York’s historic Capitol Theatre over the weekend.
Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra will return to Jamaica in 2020 for their annual Jam In The Sand destination event.
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Latest Dark Star Orchestra Setlist
Dark Star Orchestra at Virginia Credit Union Live! at Richmond Raceway
- Let The Good Times Roll
- Franklin's Tower
- When I Paint My Masterpiece
- Walkin' Blues
- High Time
- Don't Ease Me In
- Scarlet Begonias
- Fire on the Mountain
- Estimated Prophet >
- Eyes of the World
- Drums >
- Space >
- The Wheel >
- Gimme Some Lovin'
- Wharf Rat>
- All Along the Watchtower
- U.S. Blues
- That's What Love Will Make You Do
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.
The String Cheese Incident will perform at Denver’s new Mission Ballroom as part of the band’s home state Thanksgiving Run 2019.
Watch Bob Weir appear onstage – on a couch – during Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s performance at the Lockn’ festival Thursday night.
Stream Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio’s new single “Sunset Days” from the documentary film ‘Between Me And My Mind.’
Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio joined Khruangbin for a lengthy sit-in at the opening night of Lockn’ 2019.
Watch a free live stream from the 2019 Lockn’ festival in Arrington, Virginia.