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Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra confirmed an extensive summer tour with more dates to come.
The first Dark Star’s Pisgah Jubilee will feature four sets from Dark Star Orchestra and performances from eight other bands.
At this year’s Northwest String Summit, Dark Star Orchestra will recreate much of the Grateful Dead’s famed August 27, 1972 show.
Fresh off Jam In The Sand in Jamaica featuring guest appearances from Chris Robinson and more, Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra detailed a run of May 2019 performances.
Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra unveiled pro-shot video of “Terrapin Station” from this year’s Dark Star Jubilee music festival.
Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra announced a 14-show spring tour slated for 2019.
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Latest Dark Star Orchestra Setlist
Dark Star Orchestra at Saban Theater
- Alabama Getaway
- Greatest Story Ever Told
- Hell in a Bucket
- Dupree's Diamond Blues
- Minglewood Blues
- Bird Song
- Lazy Lightning
- Might as Well
- Help on the Way >
- Slipknot! >
- Franklin's Tower >
- Playing in the Band >
- DSO Drums >
- DSO Space >
- Uncle John's Band >
- Playing in the Band
- Throwing Stones
- Not Fade Away
- Brokedown Palace
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.
Drummer Kris Myers and lighting crew chief Aaron “Louie” Meyette discuss Umphrey’s McGee on Inside Out With Turner & Seth.
Devon Allman and Duane Betts discuss The Allman Betts Band’s upcoming tour, new album and growing up in The Allman Brothers Band family.
Check out photos, video, the setlist and a recap of last night’s Mike Gordon concert at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Carlos Santana will release ‘Africa Speaks’ his new Rick Rubin produced album later this year. Listen to the record’s lead single “Los Invisibles,” which features Buika on vocals.
Dick Dale, “The King Of The Surf Guitar,” died at the age of 81.