Dark Star Orchestra To Perform Double Duty At Wellmont Theater For 20th Anniversary

first_imgOver the past twenty years, Dark Star Orchestra has become one of the top Grateful Dead tribute acts, with the band making a name for itself for its famed recreations of past Grateful Dead shows live and in their entirety. The group is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, having performed a mindboggling 2,500 shows over the past two decades, which works out to an average of 125 shows per year.The road dogs of Dark Star Orchestra are currently in the midst of an extensive fall tour, with their eyes set on their upcoming shows at Montclair, New Jersey’s classic Wellmont Theater as they continue to celebrate their 20th year as a unit. The group will make their first appearance at the Wellmont Theater on Friday, November 10th, before returning once again for a Cosmic New Year’s Eve celebration on Thursday, December 28th. The venue will offer a special 2-day pass for both shows, which can be purchased here.Dark Star Orchestra Announces 2018 Winter TourDark Star Orchestra has gained a rabid following over the past two decades, with the group’s unique format becoming a guessing game for fans who are eager to predict which past Grateful Dead show the band will recreate each night. Just to name a few, in past years, DSO has recreated classic Grateful Dead sets from the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey on 4/27/77; the famed Berkeley ’72 show just blocks away from the actual venue; and the Miami Arena show on 10/14/88, which featured covers of Traffic’s “Dear Mr. Fantasy” and Bob Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece.” Dark Star Orchestra has also earned a stamp of approval from a number of jam icons, with the group previously hosting sit-ins by former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Billy Kreutzmann, and Donna Jean Godchaux, as well as Phish’s Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman. “Eyes of the World” from Mountain Jam 2014[via Mountain Jam Festival]Tickets for Dark Star Orchestra at Wellmont Theater on Friday, November 10th, can be purchased here, while tickets for the group’s Cosmic New Year’s Eve celebration on Thursday, December 28th, can be purchased here. Those interested in securing a special two-day pass for both shows can pick them up here. For show updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page. Enter To Win A Pair Of Tickets To Dark Star Orchestra At The Wellmont Theater 11/10 Below![Cover Photo: Benjamin Adams Photography]last_img

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