Dark Star Orchestra announces 2018-19 tour dates
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Well-known Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Star Orchestra will continue their never-ending quest to bring the music of the famous jam band to fans across the country with their first batch of 2019 performances announced earlier this week. The band had previously announced their 2019 Red Rocks show with Hot Tuna set for next September, but in the meantime will play a number of North American shows set for late November and December, as well as into February early next year. The band's entire Red Rocks performance which was filmed/streamed live this past July can be watched in full via the video above. 

Prior to their 2019 trek, the famous cover band will also play multiple shows at Richmond, Virginia’s The National in November and Philadelphia’s Franklin Music Hall (formerly the Electric Factory) on Dec. 28-29 leading up to their NYE run in New Jersey. The 13 new dates on their 2019 winter tour are scheduled to begin on Feb. 7 in Seattle with a show at The Showbox, followed by stops in Oregon, San Francisco, Las Vegas and other select cities in the southwest U.S. The band’s two shows in San Francisco - musical Mecca for Deadheads - will take place at The Warfield on Feb. 15-16.

In addition to sharing their 2019 concert plans, the band revealed which famous Grateful Dead setlist they’ll be recreating for their upcoming fall shows. Their Nov. 11 show in Northampton, Massachusetts will celebrate the 21st anniversary of the very first DSO performance from 1997, while their Nov. 16 gig in New Haven, Connecticut will recreate the May 5, 1977 show from the northeast city made famous from the band’s spring ‘77 tour. The entire listing of upcoming show themes can be referenced in the band’s Facebook announcement below.

Tickets to select shows on the band’s 2018-2019 tour schedule will be going on sale later today (Friday, Oct. 26) and can be purchased by clicking here.

DSO 2018-19 Tour Dates:
Nov. 20 - Concord, NH - Capitol Center for the Arts
Nov. 21 - Jim Thorpe, PA - Penn’s Peak
Nov. 23-24 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount
Nov. 28 - Richmond, VA - The National (Tickets)
Nov. 29 - Richmond, VA - The National (Tickets)
Nov. 30 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa (Tickets)
Dec. 1 - Washington, DC - The Anthem
Dec. 28 - Philadelphia, PA - Franklin Music Hall (Tickets)
Dec. 29 - Philadelphia, PA - Franklin Music Hall (Tickets)
Dec. 30 - Montclair, NJ - The Wellmont Theater
Dec. 31 - Montclair, NJ - The Wellmont Theater
Feb. 7 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox At the Market (Tickets)
Feb. 8 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Feb. 9 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Feb. 11 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre
Feb. 12 - Ashland, OR - The Historic Ashland Armory
Feb. 13 - Paradise, CA - Paradise Performing Arts Center
Feb. 15 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield (Tickets)
Feb. 16 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield (Tickets)
Feb. 17 - Lake Tahoe, NV - Harrah’s & Harveys Lake Tahoe South Shore Room
Feb. 19 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Feb. 21 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Feb. 22 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues San Diego
Feb. 23 - Beverly Hills, CA - Saban Theatre
Mar. 28 - Saint Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live (Tickets)
Mar. 29 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre (Tickets)
Mar. 30 - Pompano Beach, FL - Pompano Beach Amphitheater (Tickets)