PromoWest North Shore, Opus One and Coors Light Presents
Dark Star Orchestra
When: Saturday, October 12, 2019 • 7:00pm
Where: Stage AE
- Advance - $29.00
- Day of Show - $32.00
- Premium - $75.00
Continuing a long and strange trip since humble beginnings over a decade ago, Dark Star Orchestra’s determined commitment to ‘raising the Dead’ has drawn nationwide attention:
"Quite possibly the most talented and accomplished tribute band out there... they've definitely mastered their inspiration's vagabond nature." –RollingStone.com
"Recreates the Dead concert experience with uncanny verisimilitude... In fact, Dark Star Orchestra often sounds more like the Dead than the Dead sometimes did." – Chicago Tribune
Critics aren’t the only ones singing Dark Star Orchestra’s praises. Numerous original members of the Grateful Dead have played alongside DSO and have had this to say:
“A couple of times when I had my back to John onstage and he started to sing, I had this weird sense that it was Jerry.” – Bob Weir, Grateful Dead co-founder/vocalist/guitarist, frequent DSO guest
Offering a continually evolving artistic outlet within the Grateful Dead’s musical canon, members of Dark Star Orchestra seek out the unique style of each performance era and offer their own interpretations and improvisations at each show. Using entire set lists from the Grateful Dead’s decades of touring as a launching pad, Dark Star Orchestra recreates song for song performances straight from the set list of these historic shows.
Made up of Jeff Mattson (Jerry Garcia), Lisa Mackey (Donna Jean Godchaux), Dino English (Bill Kreutzmann), Rob Koritz (Mickey Hart), Skip Vangelas (Phil Lesh), Rob Eaton (Bob Weir) and Rob Barraco (multiple keyboardists), Dark Star Orchestra does not try to match Grateful Dead live songs note for note. Anything so formulaic would quickly dispel the free spirit embodied in the music.
Come out and see Dark Star Orchestra at Stage AE on October 12th!
Official Website: https://www.darkstarorchestra.net/