Dark Star Orchestra Returns To Birmingham On Sunday Night December 13, 2017 14:03

Photo by Craig Baird: Home Team Photography

Dark Star Orchestra is returning to the Birmingham's Avondale Brewing Company on Sunday, April 8, 2018.  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. Click here to purchase your tickets in advance. 

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. 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.

This will be a rather unique show for DSO, as guitarist Rob Eaton, who plays the role of Bob Weir, will not be with the band due to unforeseen health circumstances. The band issued the following statement as to what fans can expect from this run of shows without Rob:

“Due to unforeseen family health circumstances Rob Eaton on rhythm guitar and vocals is unable to join us for shows March 30 – April 12,” reads a note from DSO. “During this time period, Dark Star Orchestra will perform the Music of Jerry Garcia Band plus songs from the Grateful Dead Repertoire. We wish Rob Eaton and his Family the best and we look forward to his return to the stage with DSO on April 13.”

Watch a clip of Dark Star Orchestra performing "St. Stephen" at Avondale Brewery in 2017 here:

Watch Dark Star Orchestra perform "Playin' In The Band" at Gathering of the Vibes here: