Formed in 1997 in Chicago, Dark Star Orchestra serve to bring alive The Grateful Dead’s live performances while still making them feel fresh and new. With the approval of the band’s original members, they do original setlists while still adding their own spin so as to not try to replace or imitate completely. As far as tribute bands go, this band formulates the perfect combination of original music and new sound. Having played with some of the original band members, Dark Star Orchestra has performed more times than The Grateful Dead ever did. You can catch them Nov. 14 at the Wellmont Theater, Nov. 27 at the PlayStation Theater, Nov. 28 at The Paramount, Dec. 30 and 31 at the Electric Factory, and Jan. 16 at Mexicali Live.