The Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra formed in Chicago, Illinois and offered its first public show on November 11, 1997, has performed 2997 shows since that time. The band today announces the return to its Windy City birthplace roots by hosting a pair of shows in downtown Chicago at Soldier Field.
On Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12, DSO will perform a drive in concert on the South Parking lot of the legendary venue. Soldier Field tickets are available via local and artist presales Thursday at 10 AM CT and on sale to the general public Friday, April 30 at 10 AM CT.
While the Chicago performance may fill the souls of fans within the Midwest, things get really interesting as the band heads to the West Coast for a trio of shows in Felton, CA at Roaring Camp May 7 - 9. The first night of these sold out performances will mark the band’s 3000th live performance together and some very special, inanimate guests join the celebration.
Thanks to the generosity of the instruments’ owners, both Jerry Garcia’s ‘Alligator’ guitar as well as Phil Lesh’s massive ‘Mission Control’ bass will channel The Music once again via the hands of DSO’s guitarist Jeff Mattson and bassist Skip Vangelas respectively. Both instruments return to the stage with Dark Star Orchestra following their use on a handful of California shows on the band’s last tour before the COVID-19 crisis hit and forced touring to cease.
Complete Dark Star Orchestra Tour Dates:
April 30, May 1 - Augusta, NJ - Sussex County Live Drive-In
May 7 - 9 - Felton, CA - Roaring Camp, CA
May 14 - 16 - Frederick, MD - Showtime at the Drive-In
May 28, 29 - Thornville, OH - Dark Star Jubilation
June 5, 6 - Columbia, SC - Columbia Speedway Entertainment Center
June 11, 12 - Chicago, IL - Soldier Field South Parking Lot
Complete details, ticketing links and full information available at DarkStarOrchestra.net.