Dark Star Orchestra to recreate Grateful Dead's 1978 Red Rocks show on 40th anniversary

It's hard to believe that 20 years and 2,700 shows into their career, Dark Star Orchestra--the premiere Grateful Dead tribute band--has never played at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. That will change next year, as DSO has just announced their inaugural show at the illustrious Colorado venue.

Dark Star Orchestra will perform at Red Rocks on July 8, 2018, exactly 40 years to the day after the Grateful Dead made their own debut at the storied venue. To mark the occasion, DSO will recreate the Dead's fabled performance from that day, which was released last year as the triple-live album Red Rocks: 7/8/78. The band also tapped their friend Keller Williams for the show.

Tickets for the concert go on sale this Friday, Dec. 1 for the early bird price of just $32; get yours right here on AXS.com.

DSO is currently finishing up their 20th anniversary as a band. The seven-piece group will cap off their 2017 with a three-night New Year's Eve run at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia. They also announced a handful of winter dates ahead of their Red Rocks performance.

Dark Star's first Red Rocks show promises to be one of the most memorable of the band's long career, so tickets will go fast. Click here to get yours before they're gone, watch the band perform "Brokedown Palace" above and get ready for the show by revisiting the Dead's original 1978 Red Rocks performance below, via Spotify.