Recap: Dark Star Orchestra Celebrate “April Fool Years” at Palace Theatre in Albany, NY

Recap: Dark Star Orchestra Celebrate “April Fool Years” at Palace Theatre in Albany, NY

Dark Star Orchestra performed their “April Fool Year’s” show at the Palace Theatre in Albany, NY giving fans a night to remember. The show was the first of two nights for the Grateful Dead cover act which were originally scheduled for New Year’s Eve 2021.

The energy was alive all night long to say the least. It also marked 30 years to the date of the first concert Greg Bell of Guthrie Bell Productions promoted. As the balloons dropped, Greg Bell made a speech to the dedicated Captial Region fans that have been going to his shows throughout the years. Dark Star Orchestra performed the Grateful Dead’s 12/31/1981 show in Oakland, CA from front to back which featured incredible renditions of “Terrapin Station,” “Dark Star” and “Big Boss Man” just to name a few.

Check out the full setlist and photos from Dark Star Orchestra’s performance at the Palace Theatre in Albany, NY below:

Setlist:

Set 1: Shakedown Street ; Me And My Uncle > Mexicali Blues ; Cold Rain And Snow ; C.C. Rider* ; It Must Have Been The Roses** ; Beat It On Down The Line ; Big Boss Man* > New Minglewood Blues* > Don’t Ease Me In

Set 2: Iko Iko ; Playing In The Band > Terrapin Station > Playing In The Band > drums > space > The Other One > Not Fade Away > Going Down The Road Feeling Bad > Morning Dew

Set 3: Dark Star > Bertha > Good Lovin’

Encore: It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue**

Filler: My Sisters And Brothers

* with Lisa on harmonica – original had Matt Kelly
** with Lisa on vocals – original had Joan Baez

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