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Dark Star crashes into State Bridge

BOND – For over 13 years and nearly 2,000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra has embodied the Grateful Dead’s live experience for fans both old and too young to have ever seen their own Grateful Dead show. On Sunday at the State Bridge Riverside Amphitheater, the band will be bringing its critically acclaimed live show to Western Colorado fans.

To understand Dark Star Orchestra, it’s imperative to first understand the Grateful Dead, who performed over 2,300 shows over their four decades as a band. Their lasting impact on American culture cannot be overstated – particularly in our music, with artists in genres as diverse as metal and Americana citing them as a major influence.

Over their many years together the Grateful Dead only ever released 13 studio albums, but countless live recordings are still rabidly sought after, traded and collected for reissuing. It was always about the live performance, the euphoric blurring of the line between audience and band, and Dark Star Orchestra is doing its part to keep that alive.



Recreating historic Grateful Dead setlists and intermittently crafting their own, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within the Grateful Dead’s musical canon. Matching equipment, stage layout and even members (various eras could included female vocals or multiple drummers), Dark Star Orchestra’s determined commitment to ‘raising the Dead’ has earned them high praise.

Numerous guest musicians have sat in with Dark Star Orchestra, including Phish’s Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman, Steve Kimock, Peter Rowan, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Keller Williams, Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes and even some of the original members of the Dead.


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