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  • Dark Star Orchestra Celebrates 17 Years; Announces Keyboardist Jeff Chimenti to Perform Two Shows with DSO

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    On a cold fall evening, November 11, 1997, the founding lineup for the Dark Star Orchestra began its first of four weekly performances run at Chicago’s Martyrs’. Fast forward to 2014 where today the band has performed 2379 shows in that time, eclipsing the number of shows the Grateful Dead performed over a 30 year arc. 

    With DSO’s Fall Tour beginning tomorrow in Buffalo, today the band announces a unique lineup swap for two performances on this tour. With the band’s bassist Skip Vangelas unable to perform with the group on November 21 (Lupo’s in Providence, RI) and November 22 (The Dome at Oakdale in Wallingford, CT), Dark Star Orchestra will once again welcome Dead family keyboardist Jeff Chimenti (Furthur, RatDog, The Dead) to the band’s stage for these two nights, while DSO’s Rob Barraco will hold down the bass role for these performances. Tickets to most of DSO's shows are available here.

  • Fall Tour East, Holiday Gear Specials

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    DSO Fall Tour East gets underway on November 12 in Buffalo where the band will light up the night and help you forget about the chill in the air. The band can’t wait to return north of the border to Toronto on the 13th, then groove back to western New York to rock Jamestown on the 14th. Tickets for these and other shows are available here. As the band is busy truckin’ up and down the East Coast, we’re getting ready for the Holidays here at DSO Headquarters. We’ve got the elves at work on spreading some extra cheer with special ways to save at ShopDSO. Sign up for the newsletter here to receive exclusive inbox deals on Dark Star Swag, as well as Jam in the Sand updates and future tour announcements.

  • Fall Tour East T-Shirt Pre-Order Underway at ShopDSO

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    We’re still a couple weeks away from Dark Star Orchestra’s Fall Tour East, but now’s the time to get your hands on Tour Shirts fresh off the press! Our soft American-made T’s are on the way to headquarters so pre-order yours now at ShopDSO. While you’re there, be sure to check out our web-only specials and other goodies. Missing the music? Dark Star Orchestra On Demand will help you get your fix with CDs and downloads from past tours like the recently wrapped-up Fall Tour West. As always, it’s your resource for all things music so turn on and tune in! After you’re set with your tour shirt, you can pick up tickets for most shows here. Happy Halloween!