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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.
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.
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Latest Dark Star Orchestra Setlist
Dark Star Orchestra at Legend Valley Concert Venue and Campground
- Let The Good Times Roll
- Feel Like a Stranger
- Row Jimmy
- Minglewood Blues
- Hey Pocky A-Way
- Ramble On Rose
- Let It Grow
- Shakedown Street
- Man Smart, Woman Smarter
- Ship of Fools
- Playing in the Band
- Going Down the Road Feelin' Bad
- All Along the Watchtower
- Black Peter
- Sugar Magnolia
- China Cat Sunflower
- I Know You Rider
- One More Saturday Night
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.
Watch Vampire Weekend cover The Doors’ “Peace Frog” on Saturday night at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Phish closed out the second show of their two-night stand at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland with a six-song second set and a four-song encore that will not soon be forgotten.
Umphrey’s McGee teamed with drummer Jason Bonham to deliver a special third set of Led Zeppelin covers during Sunday’s concert at Red Rocks.
John Mayer played Jerry Garcia’s Wolf guitar at last night’s Dead & Company show at Citi Field in New York City.
Jeff Austin’s medical condition has been updated a donation page established to help cover his medical costs.