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Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra announced a 14-show spring tour slated for 2019.
Dark Star Orchestra guitarist Jeff Mattson will use Jerry Garcia’s famed Wolf guitar for a show featuring “an original setlist with Wolf in mind.”
Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra announced the 13-date Winter Tour 2019 and gave hints at upcoming show recreations.
Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra added a second leg to their 2018 Fall Tour and revealed details of this year’s Cosmic New Year’s Run.
Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra celebrated the 40th anniversary of a famed Dead show by recreating the setlist during their Red Rocks debut.
Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra will return to Jamaica for the seventh annual Jam In The Sand in January 2019.
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Latest Dark Star Orchestra Setlist
Dark Star Orchestra at The Anthem
- The Promised Land
- Looks Like Rain
- They Love Each Other
- Jack Straw
- Loose Lucy
- Mexicali Blues
- Row Jimmy
- El Paso
- Box of Rain
- Beat It On Down the Line
- Tennessee Jed
- Greatest Story Ever Told
- China Cat Sunflower >
- I Know You Rider
- He's Gone
- Playing in the Band
- Me and My Uncle
- Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
- Big River
- Eyes of the World
- China Doll
- Sugar Magnolia
- Mr. Charlie
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.
Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio kicked off a run in Boulder with a show featuring the first versions of “Snowflakes In The Sand” and “Glide II” since the 1990s.
Episode 27 of The JamBase Podcast starts with “The Rundown” containing a guest appearance from Phish lyricist Tom Marshall and concludes with Pink Talking Fish discussing “The Art Of The Setlist.”
Phil Lesh & Friends, Trey Anastasio Band and The String Cheese Incident are among the acts featured on The Peach Music Festival’s 2019 lineup.
The initial 2019 lineup for the High Sierra Music Festival includes Greensky Bluegrass, Jim James and many more.
Legendary rocker Neil Young detailed a series of January 2019 solo shows.