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Dark Star Orchestra selected the Grateful Dead’s February 18, 1971 show to recreate on Halloween at the venue where the show originally took place, The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York.
Dark Star Orchestra’s Saturday, November 2 concert at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York will be featured in a free live stream.
Dark Star Orchestra delivered a 27-minute “Scarlet/Fire” during their recent performance at Red Rocks.
Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra detailed their West Coast Winter Tour 2020.
Phil Lesh will need more time to recover from back surgery leading The Capitol Theatre to postpone the upcoming Phil-O-Ween Halloween Run at the venue and tap Dark Star Orchestra to perform those same dates.
Dark Star Orchestra confirmed their New Year’s Run 2019 – 2020 and added a second leg to their fall tour.
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Dark Star Orchestra at The Paramount
- China Cat Sunflower / I Know You Rider
- Brokedown Palace
- Mexicali Blues
- Bird Song
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 Peach Music Festival’s 2020 lineup includes headliners Oysterhead, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead featuring Oteil Burbridge and The String Cheese Incident.
Billy Strings confirmed all but three dates of his 2020 spring tour.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band’s first of three shows at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre that mark the group’s final run of 2019 came on Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks’ 18th wedding anniversary.
Watch Courtney Barnett’s ‘MTV Unplugged Live In Melbourne’ performance and stream the accompanying live album.
Anders Osborne will hit the road with Hayes Carll, Jackie Greene and Galactic in March 2020.