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Senator Al Franken Introduces DSO in DC

Posted on: December 03, 2011

Last night at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C., Minnesota Senator Al Franken introduced Dark Star Orchestra - using some of his trademark hilarious banter that brought the original Grateful Dead on stage in 1980 during their Radio City Music Hall run.

Here's a photo of DSO with Senator Franken!

DSO Winter Food Drive

Posted on: November 30, 2011

Partnering with Strangers Helping Strangers, DSO is asking for your assistance to help those in need in the local communities where we are playing. If you're able to bring a non-perishable food, toiletry, feminine/personal hygiene or baby product donation to any of these upcoming shows - it would go a long way. Donation stations are going to be set up at these shows:

-Thu Dec 29 - The Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA

Together we can make a difference!

2,000 and Beyond - A Grateful Dead Odyssey

Posted on: November 22, 2011

Following our 2,000th show celebration last weekend our Fly Through The Night tour rolls on with a pre-Thanksgiving gigs tonight at The State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ and tomorrow at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, PA. This coming weekend we head to the Big Apple to dance off the tryptophan at The Best Buy Theater for our Garden Party Weekend where we will be Playing a Classic Grateful Dead Show from the Famed Madison Square Garden on Friday and Saturday night. We follow that up with a special Acoustic Show at Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, NY. The rest of the tour winds around the east coast with stops in Pittsburgh, Charlottesville, 2 nights in DC, Concrod, NH, Providence RI, Bridgeport, CT, Albany, NY and Portland, ME.

Visit our Tour Dates Page for details on all our upcoming shows.

14 Years and Counting

Posted on: November 11, 2011

On a dark and stormy night 14 years ago we played our first show as Dark Star Orchestra. As we prepare to celebrate our 2,000th show in a few days we are taking a moment to reflect on what a long strange trip its been while gazing at the open highway that lay in front of us. We have been on what seems to be one continuous wild and adventurous tour since Martyr's in 1997. That road has carried us from Japan to Amsterdam and to all but two states in the union. Along the way we have been fortunate to receive immense love and support from our fans. We are proud to share the music with all of you and hope to keep the wheels rolling for many years to come....thank you so much for being a part of it!


Fish, Chips and Jam

Posted on: November 04, 2011

To add to our trip to Europe next Spring we are excited to announce that we will be playing a gig in London at The Garage on Sunday, March 18th. For this special show we will be recreating a historic London show in it's entirety from the Grateful Dead's Europe '72 Tour. Click HERE for more info.

That show will cap off our Eurotrip that also includes 3 nights in Amsterdam at the Melkweg for Jam in the Dam VI. Check out more info on Jam in the Dam HERE.

Comin' Up on our 2000th Show

Posted on: October 25, 2011

We will celebrate our 2,000th show at the State Theatre in Ithaca, NY On Saturday, November 19th. Thanks to all of you who helped us reach this tremendous milestone. We couldn’t have made it this far without the love and support of our fans and we hope you can join us on this monumental night! Tickets on sale now via DSOtix.

Visit our Tour Dates Page for details on all our upcoming shows.

Cosmic New Year's Run

Posted on: October 17, 2011

Not long after dancing off the turkey in NYC we will welcome in 2012 with a 4 night east coast NYE run. Stops include Baltimore on 12/28, Philadelphia on 12/29 (recreating a 3 set show including acoustic and electric sets) and 2 nights in Montclair, NJ. On the 30th we will play a special 3 set show that will kick off with an acoustic set. Then, on NYE we will bid good night to 2011 with a GD decade retrospective, recreating a classic set from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

Tickets to the 28th and 29th are available now via DSOtix.

Tickets for the 30th are available HERE and NYE tickets are available HERE

Visit our TOUR DATES PAGE for a full listing of our upcoming shows.

A Flood of Music

Posted on: October 12, 2011

We’ve made more great downloads available through DSO’s OnDemand catalog, covering our Spring tour. From March 31 through May 14, through Four Winds West and Into the Sun, we’ve picked 15 shows – that’s over 60 hours of live Dark Star Orchestra – from us, to you. Do a little music shopping HERE.

Visit our TOUR DATES PAGE for a full listing of our upcoming shows.

Thanksgiving Garden Weekend

Posted on: September 30, 2011

Come dance off the turkey and trimmings with us in the Big Apple on November 25th and 26th as we drop into the Best Buy Theatre in Times Square. For these two special shows we will be recreating a classic show from the famed
Madison Square Garden. With over 20 years of Grateful Dead shows to pull from you will have to be there to share in the magic.

Click HERE for tickets to 11/25 and HERE for tickets to 11/26

Visit our TOUR DATES PAGE for a full listing of our upcoming shows.

With Heavy Hearts...

Posted on: September 28, 2011

We wanted to share this news with our DSO family and community: Last night, Lisa Mackey’s mother passed away…She was able to spend time w her mom before she passed peacefully. Instead of sending flowers, for those interested, you could send a donation on behalf of BertiLOU Mackey to:

Greene County Humane Society
183 Jefferson Road
Waynesburg, PA 15370 – 8011

Lisa will return to the tour this weekend and join the band on stage on Sunday for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Thank you for your unending support.