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2019 Dark Star Jubilee
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Live at 2021 Peach Music Festival
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Live At The 2017 Peach Music Festival
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Soukous Stars
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Dark Night, Bright Stars
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Dark Star Orchestra at San Francisco, CA in The Warfield 2024
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Fan Reviews

Steve
January 27th 2024
Hard to give high praise having experienced DeadAhead in MX with a superior group of musicians and Bobby Weir. A good time close to home at a fraction of the cost though there are other Dead cover bands that I think give a much better show & experience…. Absolutely JRAD if only they played more often on the west coast. Surprised at the demand to see DSO live …. Also surprised that San Diego very sold out while Saturday night at LA Wiltern still has seats available tonight. DSO has been playing for many many years & they are constantly touring though I think there are better bands that could headline “Skull & Roses” festival in Ventura, CA this spring? Could be I would have preferred a 70s show vs 1986?
Del Mar, CA@
The Sound
Richard
October 15th 2023
The show was off the chats🔥They played the 5/18/1977 show from the Fox Theatre ATL GA & also extended the show with an Extra Encore Extra Encore: Mr. Charlie Box of Rain
Atlanta, GA@
Tabernacle
Scott
June 24th 2023
Great show. November 14, 1978. Was the original Grateful Dead show. Surprised at the number of empty seats last night and the number of fans in town for the Dead & Co. that had no idea that the show was even happening. Someone dropped the ball on that.
Boston, MA@
Boch Center - Wang Theatre
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About Dark Star Orchestra

"The most talented and accomplished tribute band out there. Fanatical attention to detail." – Rolling Stone

“As close as you’ll get to the Grateful Dead.”
– New Times Newspapers

“One of the most durable and ingenious cover bands out there.”
– St. Paul Pioneer Press

“A cover band for people who don’t like cover bands.” – Washington Post


Using entire shows from the Grateful Dead’s decades of touring as a launching pad, Dark Star Orchestra recreates song for song performances straight from historic set lists. Not merely mimicking the Dead, DSO instead seeks the individual style of each era and offers its own interpretations and improvisations for a group famed and loved for their interpretations and improvisations.

Having toured worldwide to the tune of over 2000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra’s determined commitment to ‘raising the Dead’ has drawn them much critical acclaim.

Critics aren’t the only ones singing Dark Star Orchestra’s praises. Five original members of the Grateful Dead have played alongside DSO and have had this to say:

“Playing with Dark Star Orchestra is something that feels just exactly like it felt when I was playing with the Grateful Dead.”
– Donna Jean Godchaux, Grateful Dead vocalist, frequent DSO guest

Made up of Jeff Mattson (lead guitar/vocals), Lisa Mackey (vocals), Dino English (drums), Rob Koritz (drums), Skip Vangelas (bass), Rob Eaton (rhythm guitar/vocals) and Rob Barraco (keyboards), Dark Star Orchestra does not try to match Grateful Dead live songs note for note. Anything more formulaic would quickly dispel the free spirit embodied in the music.

Precision is king with DSO, which position the stage plot based on the year of Grateful Dead show to be performed, adapting phrasing, voice arrangements, and even arranges specific musical equipment for the various eras of Dead music performed. At the end of every performance, the band announces the date and venue where the original show just covered took place. Dark Star Orchestra dips into every incarnation of the Dead, so most fans can “see” shows that happened long before they were born.

Dark Star Orchestra isn’t a cover band. Its shows are not even meant as tributes. What Dark Star Orchestra achieves is a continuation of the spirit of what has now become over forty years of the Grateful Dead’s timeless music.
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Genres:
Jamband, Psychedelic & Stuff., Improvisational, Classic Rock
Band Members:
Rob Koritz - drums percussion, Lisa Mackey - vocals, Rob Barraco- keyboards vocals, Dino English - drums percussion, Skip Vangelas - bass vocals, Jeff Mattson - lead guitar vocals, Rob Eaton - rhythm guitar vocals, DSO Band Members in alphabetical order:
Hometown:
Pullman, Illinois

No upcoming shows in your city
Send a request to Dark Star Orchestra to play in your city
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concerts and tour dates

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Past
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Live Photos of Dark Star Orchestra

Dark Star Orchestra at San Francisco, CA in The Warfield 2024
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Merch (ad)

Live at Wanee 2018
$31.99
2019 Dark Star Jubilee
$32.99
Live At Wanee 2017
$31.99
Live at 2021 Peach Music Festival
$35.99
Live At The 2017 Peach Music Festival
$26.99
Soukous Stars
$229.00
Thunder & Lightnin
$8.00
Dark Night, Bright Stars
$12.99
just a song before i go / dark star 4...
$6.74
Artie Shaw and his Orchestra 45 RPM D...
$116.00
Dark Star Orchestra's tour

Fan Reviews

Steve
January 27th 2024
Hard to give high praise having experienced DeadAhead in MX with a superior group of musicians and Bobby Weir. A good time close to home at a fraction of the cost though there are other Dead cover bands that I think give a much better show & experience…. Absolutely JRAD if only they played more often on the west coast. Surprised at the demand to see DSO live …. Also surprised that San Diego very sold out while Saturday night at LA Wiltern still has seats available tonight. DSO has been playing for many many years & they are constantly touring though I think there are better bands that could headline “Skull & Roses” festival in Ventura, CA this spring? Could be I would have preferred a 70s show vs 1986?
Del Mar, CA@
The Sound
Richard
October 15th 2023
The show was off the chats🔥They played the 5/18/1977 show from the Fox Theatre ATL GA & also extended the show with an Extra Encore Extra Encore: Mr. Charlie Box of Rain
Atlanta, GA@
Tabernacle
Scott
June 24th 2023
Great show. November 14, 1978. Was the original Grateful Dead show. Surprised at the number of empty seats last night and the number of fans in town for the Dead & Co. that had no idea that the show was even happening. Someone dropped the ball on that.
Boston, MA@
Boch Center - Wang Theatre
View More Fan Reviews

About Dark Star Orchestra

"The most talented and accomplished tribute band out there. Fanatical attention to detail." – Rolling Stone

“As close as you’ll get to the Grateful Dead.”
– New Times Newspapers

“One of the most durable and ingenious cover bands out there.”
– St. Paul Pioneer Press

“A cover band for people who don’t like cover bands.” – Washington Post


Using entire shows from the Grateful Dead’s decades of touring as a launching pad, Dark Star Orchestra recreates song for song performances straight from historic set lists. Not merely mimicking the Dead, DSO instead seeks the individual style of each era and offers its own interpretations and improvisations for a group famed and loved for their interpretations and improvisations.

Having toured worldwide to the tune of over 2000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra’s determined commitment to ‘raising the Dead’ has drawn them much critical acclaim.

Critics aren’t the only ones singing Dark Star Orchestra’s praises. Five original members of the Grateful Dead have played alongside DSO and have had this to say:

“Playing with Dark Star Orchestra is something that feels just exactly like it felt when I was playing with the Grateful Dead.”
– Donna Jean Godchaux, Grateful Dead vocalist, frequent DSO guest

Made up of Jeff Mattson (lead guitar/vocals), Lisa Mackey (vocals), Dino English (drums), Rob Koritz (drums), Skip Vangelas (bass), Rob Eaton (rhythm guitar/vocals) and Rob Barraco (keyboards), Dark Star Orchestra does not try to match Grateful Dead live songs note for note. Anything more formulaic would quickly dispel the free spirit embodied in the music.

Precision is king with DSO, which position the stage plot based on the year of Grateful Dead show to be performed, adapting phrasing, voice arrangements, and even arranges specific musical equipment for the various eras of Dead music performed. At the end of every performance, the band announces the date and venue where the original show just covered took place. Dark Star Orchestra dips into every incarnation of the Dead, so most fans can “see” shows that happened long before they were born.

Dark Star Orchestra isn’t a cover band. Its shows are not even meant as tributes. What Dark Star Orchestra achieves is a continuation of the spirit of what has now become over forty years of the Grateful Dead’s timeless music.
Show More
Genres:
Jamband, Psychedelic & Stuff., Improvisational, Classic Rock
Band Members:
Rob Koritz - drums percussion, Lisa Mackey - vocals, Rob Barraco- keyboards vocals, Dino English - drums percussion, Skip Vangelas - bass vocals, Jeff Mattson - lead guitar vocals, Rob Eaton - rhythm guitar vocals, DSO Band Members in alphabetical order:
Hometown:
Pullman, Illinois

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