Adding a nice wrinkle to their upcoming three-night run at UC Theatre in Berkeley, CA, Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Star Orchestra has announced that they will recreate the Dead’s August 24, 1972 performance from the Berkeley Community Theatre on the final night of their run on April 9. Fittingly enough, the UC Theatre is located just blocks away from the site of the original show.
Highlights from the Dead’s August 24th performance include a run through staple tunes “Jack Straw,” “China Cat Sunflower,” and”I Know You Rider,” extended versions of “Bird Song,” “Playing In The Band,” as well as a mammoth 40+ minute sequence featuring an otherworldly “Dark Star” > “Morning Dew.”
Dark Star Orchestra kicks off their spring tour at Cleveland’s House of Blues on March 1. Tickets for DSO’s upcoming tour as well as the band’s three-night Berkeley run are available through DSO’s website here. In anticipation of DSO’s April 9 recreation, check out a complete recording of the Dead’s performance from Berkeley below: