The Golden Road Beckons
Posted on: June 16, 2013
We’re just 10 days away from Summer Tour 2013, taking Dark Star Orchestra from Colorado on a winding road through most of the country, including another stop at Legend Valley for the All Good Festival, the Great South Bay Festival, GOTV and the first ever DSO High School. We’re hitting all the favorite summer venues like The Mish, the Minnesota Zoo, Veterans Park Amphitheater and many more. All the info is here and most tickets are available at DSOtix.
High Time At The Jubilee
Posted on: May 31, 2013
It was indeed a high time in Legend Valley over Memorial Day weekend as Dark Star ignited the summer festival vibe at The Jubilee for three days of incredible music, unreal jams and good lovin' family vibes! Putting an ’80s show recreation together with two insane electives, DSO set the tone for thrilling music with all of the other performers rising to the occasion with outstanding sets.
Some of the highlights included a psychedelic sit-in by Rob and Dino when Mickey Hart Band wrapped up the first night with a stellar “Fire On The Mountain;” Koritz drumming and Rob Barraco sitting on bass with DSO Tour Manager extraordinaire, Matt Reynolds, for his Saturday set; and Jeff Mattson ripping through a set with the Donna Jean Godchaux Band augmented by Koritz adding percussion flair.
Now it’s off to New England for the last week of Spring Tour East, ending with a bittersweet show in Hampton Beach, NH as we bid adieu to DSO's original bassist Kevin Rosen. Tickets can still be found here.
Comes A Time For The Jubilee!
Posted on: May 22, 2013
The Dark Star Jubilee is finally here, and we couldn't be more excited for the weekend ahead of us! The days will be warm and the nights will be cool, so be prepared for both and don't forget to stock up on plenty of drinks as the festival is BYOB - we will NOT be selling beer or liquor on-site. Most of your camping will be inside the concert venue (tents only) and just a short walk to your car. This weekend is bound to be full of amazing experiences and magical moments, so bring along your friends for 3 beautiful days of Dark Star Orchestra, our family and our favorite bands. Advance tickets are available until 8:00 pm on Thursday. Gate Prices: 3 Day $150, 2 Day $120 (9:00 am on Sat - noon on Mon), 1 Day $80 (9:00 am on Sun - noon on Mon). Need a ride?? Check out Ricky Rides. We'll meet you at The Jubilee!
We'll Meet You At The Jubilee
Posted on: May 18, 2013
In just a few short days we will gather together at Legend Valley in peace, music and communal kindness for The Dark Star Jubilee. By offering Tent Camping inside the concert venue, we will create a space where fans, bands and staff interact as one. Take advantage of the unique situation for tent campers, where you can park your car, BYOB, carry your gear for a couple hundred years and set up camp right inside the concert venue. You camp with the family, away from the rest of the world, facing the stage, near the vendors, and with the music. Grab your tickets in advance, save some dough and we’ll see you soon!
Help DSO Help Strangers Helping Strangers
Posted on: May 13, 2013
We're so excited to once again be partnering up with Strangers Helping Strangers to raise food donations for local food banks at some of our upcoming shows in Wilmington, DE, Keene, NH, Boston and Hampton Beach. Please bring non-perishable food items with you to the show and drop them off at their table before the music starts. As always, the healthier the better, but they accept everything from beans and rice to tuna and ramen. Take the opportunity to give back to the community that hosts us for one great night and donate food to SHS! Don’t have a ticket yet? Check here.
Bassist Kevin Rosen to Leave DSO, Replacements Announced
Posted on: May 03, 2013
Bassist Kevin Rosen is the longest running member of Dark Star Orchestra having performed over 2000 shows since we formed with a four-night stand at Martyrs’ in Chicago in November 1997.
Citing health issues of his aging mother and a need for an extended break from touring, Rosen will perform at our 2nd annual Dark Star Jubilee Festival before finishing his low end duties at the June 1 tour-ending performance at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Portsmouth, NH.
A variety of bassists have stepped up to fill the vital role beginning with Skip Vangelas filling in May 9 – 14. Skip played with DSO rhythm guitarist/vocalist Rob Eaton in the NJ-based Border Legion and filled in on bass for four DSO Colorado shows in the Spring of 2001. Kevin returns to the road to handle the low end from May 15 to June 1. Starting with DSO’s summer tour, bassist Jim Allard will fill in as Dark Star Orchestra bassist staring June 28 through the summer tour dates.
Kevin’s note to Dark Star Orchestra fans and his band mates:
After all my years of touring with Dark Star Orchestra, I find myself in need of an extended break from life on the road. In addition, my mother’s declining health makes it even more important to be home at this time.
For the first five shows of our May tour, our good friend, Skip Vengelas will be filling the bass role. I will be returning for the rest of the tour, culminating with my last performance at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on June 1. Please know that I am leaving with a heavy heart.
I would like to thank all of the fans for your support throughout the years. I would also like to express my gratitude to all the members of the DSO family. Over the years, you have become my family. It has been one of the great pleasures of my life to be a part of DSO and I know that I am going to miss it. I will surely miss my band mates, all of my friends in the audience and the many great people I have met along the way.
Rest assured that the train will keep on rolling and the bass position will be in capable hands for years to come.
May all of your days be good ones!
DSO Reveals Friday Jubilee Schedule / Volunteer for your Jubilee Ticket
Posted on: April 26, 2013
With less than a month until the second Dark Star Jubilee, May 24-26 at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH, we’ve just announced the schedule for Friday May 24. Kicking things off at 6 PM will be Greensky Bluegrass on the Dark Star Stage, then we move to The Other One (other stage, that is), where The Ark Band plays until it’s time for a full two-set DSO show, but the fun doesn’t stop there as we move on to Late Night sets from Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, followed by Mickey Hart Band! Tickets and camping packages can be found here. If you would like to work in exchange for your Dark Star Jubilee ticket check here to read all about it.
It's All Good With DSO
Posted on: April 24, 2013
The All Good Festival announced a special acoustic set by DSO today to take place on the weekend of July 18 - 21 at Legend Valley. You can get all the ticket details here, including info on a Dark Star Jubilee/All Good Festival package put together for festival lovers where you can double your fun for a lot less than double the price. With The Jubilee, All Good, DSO High School and Jam In The Sand II on the horizon, plus Spring Tour East 2013 starting in two weeks, keep checking back for all the up-to-date info as it happens. And don’t forget tickets for most shows can be found at DSOtix.
Dark Star's Jamaican Jam in the Sand II
Posted on: April 17, 2013
We're extremely excited to announce that Dark Star Orchestra and Island Gigs will be teaming up once again to host...
Dark Star's Jamaican JAM IN THE SAND II
An ALL-INCLUSIVE trip to Jamaica….. at the adults only (all-inclusive) Breezes Grand Resort, Negril, Jamaica, February 28 - March 4, 2014.
This is an event that you and yours will not want to miss... your days will be spent on the beach enjoying everything the resort has to offer and the nights will be spent under the stars with Dark Star Orchestra.
For More Information Check Us Out At DSO Jam In The Sand .
Late Night At The Jubilee
Posted on: April 11, 2013
As the Jubilee is fast approaching, we’re getting more and more excited about all the magic that’s gonna happen. It’s time to share some of that with you. On Friday, Mickey Hart Band, as a curtain call to last year’s impromptu drum circle in the VIP tent, will rock & roll us into the morning hours. On Saturday, DSO will start their headlining set a little later than usual and keep it rockin’ through the midnight hour. When Sunday night comes around, the local favorites, The Werks will light it up and close out the festival. Grab your ticket now and be one with us at the Jubilee.