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Dark Star Orchestra, a modern fix for Deadheads
The Dark Star Orchestra are a Grateful Dead tribute band that have garnered much acclaim and success in their native Illinois and much further afield. They've regularly toured the States as well as Europe, and have been a revolving door of top-flight musicians that celebrate the most famous jam band of their era. They tout themselves as recreating The Grateful Dead concert experience, and to do this, they perform shows faithfully based on the many thousands that the great band played. If you're a Deadhead you'll most definitely be interested in buying or selling Dark Star Orchestra tickets on StubHub.
Performances with Grateful Dead members themselves
The Dark Star Orchestra has become almost as much of a phenomenon as The Grateful Dead themselves, filling as they do the large gap left in the lives of Deadheads by the scarcity of concerts that the great band have given in the latter part of their existence. They're now far more than merely a tribute band, and have eclipsed all the dozens of other tribute shows that have sprung up around the globe. These may well be high-quality musical experiences, like the Dead on Live – Grateful Dead Tribute, to name but one. They've become so well-respected that members of the original band, like Bill Kreutzmann and Phil Lesh, have joined them on stage for guest appearances. Each member of the "orchestra" takes the role of a particular Grateful Dead member, down to getting their physical moves down pat. The idea is to entirely recreate the exact concert you might have seen back in the late '60s or early '70s. It's heaven on earth for fans who have never seemed able to get enough of the band they so revere. If you're one of them, then Dark Star Orchestra tickets will be right up your alley.
Faithful recreations of actual Grateful Dead concerts
The Dark Star Orchestra began in 1997, the idea of a guitarist by the name of John Kadlecik and keyboardist Scott Larned, both massive Grateful Dead fans – naturally. For reasons lost to history, they decided to start recreating entire Grateful Dead shows note for note and playing them live themselves. At first their audiences were their extended circle of friends, but their utter dedication to perfection, including using identical equipment to reproduce guitar and vocal tones soon began to get them recognised as more than just a novelty tribute band. They rocketed to fame in the ensuing years, so to speak, each one increasingly getting into their assigned roles with the result that Deadheads started gravitating to their shows as much more than merely the "next best thing". They've played over 2,000 shows in their lifetime, and have almost become as much of an institution as the band they so lovingly pay homage to, show after faithfully-recreated show. When you see Dark Star Orchestra tickets on StubHub, waste no time in grabbing them!
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