Dark Star Orchestra Spans 3 Decades of Dead on NYE
Grateful Dead tribute group Dark Star Orchestra rang in 2012 with a 2 night run at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ with three sets of different show from 1960's , 1970's, and 1980's. The band also did an original setlist on December 30 beginning with an acoustic set (complete setlist for 12/30 below).
The group takes January off before two nation-spanning tours and a trip across the pond for shows in London and Amsterdam as part of the Jam in the Dam Festival.
Dark Star Orchestra New Year’s Eve Setlist:
Set One: 2/21/69 - Dream Bowl, Vallejo CA - Friday
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl; Doin' That Rag; Dark Star > St. Stephen > The Eleven > Turn On Your Love Light
Set Two: 6/4/78 - Campus Stadium - University Of California, Santa Barbara CA - Sunday Set 1
Bertha > Good Lovin'; Dire Wolf; Me And My Uncle > Big River ; Brown Eyed Women; Looks Like Rain; Tennessee Jed; Jack Straw
Set Three: 7/18/89 - Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI - Tuesday Set 2
Sugar Magnolia > Scarlet Begonias; Man Smart (Woman Smarter); Eyes Of The World > Drums > Space > China Doll; Dear Mr. Fantasy > Hey Jude; Throwing Stones ~ Sunshine Daydream
Encore: Quinn The Eskimo
Dark Star Orchestra 12/30 Setlist:
Set One [acoustic]: Oh Boy ; Rosa Lee McFall; Wake Up Little Susie; Black Muddy River; Big iron; Strange Man; Yes She Do, No She Don't; Deep Elem Blues
Set Two: Hell In A Bucket; West L.A. Fadeaway; Greatest Story Ever Told; Loser; Passenger; Waiting For A Miracle; Feel Like A Stranger
Set Three: Foolish Heart > Samson and Delilah; Terrapin Station > Playing In The Band > drums > space > Wharf Rat > China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider
Encore: Around & Around