On Friday, October 19th, famed Grammy-winning singer Joan Osborne will lead an all-star celebration of the Grateful Dead dubbed AXIAL TILT, featuring members of Dark Star Orchestra, Phil Lesh & Friends, and more. AXIAL TILT has been a hugely popular annual two-night event at Jazz Fest in New Orleans since its debut—timed with the Grateful Dead’s 50th-anniversary celebration—four years ago. The upcoming October show marks the first AXIAL TILT show outside New Orleans and will feature an A-list band comprised of some of the most beloved members of the Grateful Dead’s extended family, ensuring what will be a fitting tribute to the Grateful Dead’s enduring musical legacy.
In addition to her own successful solo career, Joan Osborne has been associated with Grateful Dead-inspired spinoffs, having frequently performed with The Dead and Phil Lesh & Friends over the years. For AXIAL TILT, Osborne will be joined by guitarist Stu Allen (Phil Lesh & Friends), guitarist Rob Eaton (Dark Star Orchestra), keyboardist Mitch Stein (Groove Division), bassist Robin Sylvester (Bob Weir’s Ratdog), and drummer Dino English (Dark Star Orchestra) at 210 Live in Highwood, Illinois, just north of Chicago.
The Dead (with Joan Osborne) – “Fire On The Mountain” – Bonnaroo 2004
This will be a nice, long show, including one full acoustic set and two full electric sets of Grateful Dead nuggets. Keeping in the spirit of fully honoring the Grateful Dead’s immense history, for AXIAL TILT, the Grateful Dead’s own audio guru Howard Danchik will also be on hand to mix sound for the show.
Dark Star Orchestra – “Eyes Of The World” – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – 7/8/18
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AXIAL TILT will be open to all ages, with the option to buy first-come-first-served General Admission tickets or special VIP tickets, with the latter also including a private catered meet-and-greet reception with the band prior to the show, a limited-edition show poster, and early entry into the venue before GA ticket holders. The show will also offer free valet parking and a limited dining menu and full bar throughout the performance.
For more information and for ticketing to the upcoming AXIAL TILT All-Star tribute to the Grateful Dead on Friday, October 19th, led by Joan Osborne and featuring members of Dark Star Orchestra, Phil Lesh & Friends, and more, head here.
[Cover Photo by Marc Millman]