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Since 1997 Dark Star Orchestra have established themselves as the premiere Grateful Dead tribute band by recreating full performances of many of the almost 2,500 shows the Grateful Dead performed during their years as a band. Clearly any band who wants to try to stack up to the live performances of the Grateful Dead has a lot of work to do. Both in impressing hardcore Deadheads as well as competing with the numerous other bands out there performing Grateful Dead songs as part of their repertoire, Dark Star Orchestra knew from the start that in order to stand out they would have to really get their act together and put on some killer shows. Fortunately for the band, as well as for the millions of Deadheads all over the world missing their favorite band, Dark Star Orchestra proved to be more than up for the task. These days Dark Star Orchestra put on one of the best live shows in the world and provide a night of entertainment any music lover would enjoy no matter how big of a Grateful Dead fan they were.

Dark Star Orchestra has a series of dates lined up all over the United States including two Washington D.C. dates at 9:30 Club on December 6th and 7th, followed by a few Virginia dates before heading to New York where they will play two nights at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington on December 30 and 31st. What better way to end the year in style, than a night with Dark Star Orchestra reenacting a classic Grateful Dead show. There are plenty more Dark Star Orchestra dates lined up for 2014 including a January 31st show at Chicago's legendary Vic Theatre so be sure to check out all of their tour dates on StubHub to see when they will be playing at a venue near you.


About the Band

Dark Star Orchestra formed in 1997 when John Kadlecik asked his fellow musician friend Scott Larned if he would like to get together and perform old Grateful Dead shows in their entirety. The idea caught on quickly and they soon began playing with other musicians. As they began playing in front of audiences, Dark Star Orchestra rearranged the guitars, amps, and background singers based on the era of Grateful Dead show which they were trying to recreate. The band has had the honor of having former Grateful Dead members including Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Jean Godchaux, Vince Welnick, and Tom Constanten perform with them at live shows. Clearly the band knows what they are doing if they have garnered the respect of the musicians to whom they originally were paying tribute. Now the band has played well over 1,900 shows and could eventually end up playing more shows than the Grateful Dead themselves did.


Breakthrough

1998 was a big year for Dark Star Orchestra in many ways. They set out on a national tour and were getting a lot of new fans through word of mouth, growing into becoming one of the biggest bands in the jam band circuit, tribute band or not. That November, they celebrated their first anniversary and were joined on stage by Phish's Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman who were catching Dark Star Orchestra's set after their own show. The band would soon go on to sell out every stop on their Colorado tour and were well on their way to becoming one of the most popular touring acts on the road.


The Experience

Although the Grateful Dead stopped playing together after the death of Jerry Garcia in the mid Nineties, the music of the band lives on and continues to find new fans every day. When you enter a Dark Star Orchestra you will be welcomed among your fellow Deadheads who are all eagerly awaiting hearing one of their favorite Grateful Dead shows performed live. From the opening notes to the last final triumphant choruses you will be transported back in time to a classic Grateful Dead performance. Singing and dancing along to some of the biggest hits in the history of music with thousands of other devoted Grateful Dead fans is an experience found nowhere else in rock that you will not forget anytime soon. Be sure to take this opportunity both to pay tribute to one of the greatest bands in the history of rock and roll as well as to enjoy a night out on the town unlike any other.


Trivia

In 2005, Scott Larned, one of the founders of Dark Star Orchestra passed away after having a heart attack and the band performed occasionally with temporary replacement keyboardists before finally deciding on Rob Bacarro as their new keyboardist. Due to his talent and love for the Grateful Dead, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh asked John Kadlecik to joint heir new band Furthur in 2009.

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