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Dark Star Orchestra recreated the Grateful Dead’s April 11, 1989 show at the Rosemont Horizon last night at The Orange Peel in Asheville.
Dark Star Orchestra was joined by Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge for “Space” and “Truckin'” during their recreation of the Grateful Dead’s September 11, 1982 show on Saturday night in Pompano Beach, Florida.
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.
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Latest Dark Star Orchestra Setlist
Dark Star Orchestra at The Ritz
- Alabama Getaway
- Greatest Story Ever Told
- My Brother Esau
- Run for the Roses
- They Love Each Other
- Keep On Growing
- Cumberland Blues
- Let It Grow
- Help on the Way
- Feel Like a Stranger
- She Belongs to Me
- St. Stephen
- Iko Iko
- Drums / Space
- Unbroken Chain
- Why Don't We Do It in the Road?
- Stella Blue
- Sugar Magnolia
- 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.
The Avett Brothers unearthed their take on Randy Travis’ 1987 #1 country hit “Forever And Ever, Amen” for the first time since 2017 last night in Mississippi – watch fan-shot video.
- The String Cheese Incident Honor Chuck Berry & Unearth Miles Davis Cover In St. Louis: Full Show Audio
The String Cheese Incident paid homage to Chuck Berry and unearthed Miles Davis’ “All Blues” for the first time since 2004 last night at the Fox Theater – listen to full show audio.
The String Cheese Incident kicked off a two-night stand at the Fox Theater in St. Louis by dusting off covers by Traffic, Led Zeppelin and Billie Joe Shaver.
Phil Lesh & Friends kicked off a two-night stand at Terrapin Crossroads with a lineup that includes moe. guitarist Al Schnier and North Mississippi Allstars’ Luther and Cody Dickinson – watch full show video.
- [UPDATED] SweetWater 420 Fest Announces Free nugs.tv Webcast: Widespread Panic, Joe Russo's Almost Dead & More
A free webcast of this weekend’s SweetWater 420 Fest will feature performances from Widespread Panic, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and more.