Latest Dark Star Orchestra Articles
Hot on the heels of a busy year celebrating their 20th anniversary, Dark Star Orchestra confirms Spring Tour 2018.
The lineup for the 2018 installment of Dark Star Jubilee has been revealed.
The first ever Dark Star Orchestra concert at Red Rocks will feature the same setlist the Grateful Dead played at the same venue 40 years prior.
Dark Star Orchestra filled the The Palace Theatre in Albany, New York with the music of the Grateful Dead as they celebrated 20 years on Saturday night.
JamBase checks in with Rob Barraco on the verge of Dark Star Orchestra’s 20th anniversary show about DSO and his other projects.
Grateful Dead tribute act the Dark Star Orchestra detail their first tour of 2018.
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Latest Dark Star Orchestra Setlist
Dark Star Orchestra at The Anthem
- Cold Rain and Snow
- Wang Dang Doodle
- Big River
- Maggie's Farm
- Row Jimmy
- Black-Throated Wind
- Tennessee Jed
- The Music Never Stopped
- Help on the Way
- Franklin's Tower
- Estimated Prophet
- Dark Star
- Stella Blue
- Turn On Your Love Light
- It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
- Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
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.