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  • DSO: 2,500 Shows and Counting

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    To borrow a phrase, Dear Mr. Fantasy, play us a tune; something to make us all happy.... and here we are! Eighteen years and 2,500 DSO shows later,  it safe to say it has been more than a fantasy and we are grateful.  To recap show 2,500, we made it ours:

    11/18/2015 House of Blues, Boston, Massachusetts

    Set I: Not Fade Away > Till the Morning Comes, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Cumberland Blues, Althea, It’s All Over Now, Dire Wolf, The Music Never Stopped > Scarlet Begonias > Rubin and Cherise > The Music Never Stopped

    Set II: Feel Like A Stranger, Cosmic Charlie > Jack Straw > The Eleven > He’s Gone > Drums > Space > Dark Star > Dear Mr. Fantasy > Not Fade Away > Morning Dew

    E: Quinn the Eskimo

    As incredible as the night was, there are still over two weeks left of Fall Tour East and we hope you’ll join us.  Thank you to everyone who has made this ride possible, and cheers to many more.  

  • DSO Turns 18 - Celebrates 2500th Show

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    Among other milestones it's crossing in a weeks time, Dark Star Orchestra is finally old enough to vote. The band enters into its 18th year of performing on 11/11/15, the anniversary of their first performance in 1997; while next week, the band will perform its 2500th show at the House of Blues in Boston, MA on November 18. This milestone is just one of many that Dark Star Orchestra has crossed, having already eclipsed the actual number of performances the Grateful Dead shared in their 30-year career.

  • New Year's Eve Plans Announced

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    Dark Star Orchestra announces noteworthy plans for its New Year’s Eve at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia with a duo of nights December 30 & 31. In the spirit of Bill Graham’s classic NYE celebrations, DSO has joined forces with the legendary West Coast festival design team at Peak Experience Productions. The key to the celebration is participation in DSO’s theme of “Let It Shine!”. The band wants to know what you are grateful for and what you want to shine some love and light on in 2016. There are creative plans to include each fans’ thoughts and wishes as part of the New Year’s show. Various engaging activities including a costume contest, all while presenting a multi-media journey featuring cirque performers, audience participation and a musical exploration for all who are present. Tickets for both nights at the Electric Factory are available here.