EDBASE (a/o June 1st 2013)

Spring Tour West All Set

Posted on: December 11, 2013

Dark Star Orchestra's annual Spring Tour West trek has been announced and includes all our left coast favorite places to keep you dancing until the rock-n-rolling music meets the rising, shining sun. Kicking off in Colorado with two nights at The Boulder Theater, a night in Aspen, then Southwest stops in Arizona, the tour heads to SoCal before a week in the San Francisco Bay Area that includes two nights at Terrapin Crossroads and three more at SF's Great American Music Hall. After that the DSO bus makes a few more stops in Northern California, crosses into Oregon for shows in Portland and Eugene, then we wind it up with a smokin' 4/20 show in Seattle. All the dates are on the tour page and tickets for most shows can found here.

Stop and ShopDSO, Ring in the Holidays with New DSO On Demand Downloads

Posted on: December 06, 2013

There's still plenty of time to pick out that appropriate gift for that DSO Head in your life at shopdso.net and while you're at it, deck the halls to new releases from both East and West 2013 Fall Tours available now at DSO On Demand. Grab something for your favorite person, your self, and relive a memorable jam or take a breather from shaking your bones and stop by our merch table. Live downloads are instant, but be sure to order other goods from ShopDSO by December 20th for delivery by Christmas.

We'll Meet You at the Jubilee

Posted on: November 26, 2013

We are thrilled to announce that our very own Dark Star Jubilee Music Festival & Campout returns for its third year, held once again at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio. We love the history of this venue and look forward to rocking with you all for three full DSO shows plus two dozen additional bands May 23 - 26, 2014. Starting December 3, full three-day festival advanced tickets will be available for $99 for a limited time. We look forward to hosting you all! In the meantime, keep the conversation going on our Facebook page and share the news, post comments with band suggestions and other ideas. This will be the best Jubilee yet!

Give The Gift Of DSO

Posted on: November 22, 2013

While we’re sure you would rather talk about Black Peter than Black Friday, this is a time for giving thanks and giving gifts. Make it easy on yourself at shopdso.net, where you can stock up on warm goods for cold weather like hoodies, hats and long-sleeve T-shirts, or gear up for Jam In The Sand and surprise your fine lady friend with a ladies’ tank top for hangin' on the beach. And so you can keep on dancin' to your favorite sets, don’t forget that the best shows of 2013, including some from the recent Fall Tour West, are regularly being posted here. Shipping now for Hanukkah delivery, but stay tuned in the coming days for a sneak peak of more in-store winter choices.

DSO Helps Strangers Helping Strangers

Posted on: November 11, 2013

With DSO’s Fall Tour East starting this week, we're excited to once again be partnering up with Strangers Helping Strangers and asking you for donations of food and other items for local food banks at some of our shows in Albany, NY, Burlington, VT, Portland, ME, Concord, NH and Wallingford, CT. Please bring non-perishable food items, toiletries and personal hygiene or baby products for donation to the show and drop them off at their table before the music starts. Take the opportunity to give back to the communities that host us and donate food to SHS! If you still need a ticket, tickets for most shows are right here.

Jam in the Sand Group Rates Now Available

Posted on: November 06, 2013

With the holiday season approaching, we're looking forward to our return trip with you to Jamaica for Jam in the Sand Feb. 28 - March 4, 2014. Today we announce an offer to reel in your friends and take advantage of the just announced discounted group rates where each person could save up to $400 on a Jam in the Sand package. To get your group signed up, contact Island Gigs @ 888-423-7738. This discounted group offer runs through December 31.


Keep in mind, all JITS packages include airport to hotel transportation, unlimited drinks, all meals and much more! See you on the beautiful Negril beach!

DSO Brings New Bass Player to the East

Posted on: November 02, 2013

We’re less than two weeks away from the start of Fall Tour East and – except for those of you who caught the New York City area shows in May – it marks the introduction of Dark Star Orchestra’s new bassist, Skip Vangelas, to our East Coast fans. After stellar reviews for the four May shows where Skip sat in, he joined us full-time for the recent West Coast tour and fans embraced him as quickly as his new band-mates did. Skip’s bombs had the western fans reelin’ and rockin’, so be among the first east-coasters to celebrate the new generation of DSO. Tickets for most shows, including the Cosmic New Year’s Run, are available at DSOtix, and don’t forget to check out Winter Tour 2014 tickets here.

DSO Winter Tour Announced

Posted on: October 23, 2013

Once again, Dark Star Orchestra kicks off the New Year in the cold reaches of the Upper Midwest, starting WinterTour 2014 in Minneapolis before winding its way south until wrapping up with four nights in Florida. Then it’s off to Negril for our late winter-summer holiday; Dark Star’s Jamaican Jam In The Sand II featuring 4 nights of DSO, Steel Pulse, The Bridge and all you can eat, drink and sport along the beach and in the ocean. The complete schedule is on the Dark Star Orchestra Tour Page, with tickets for most shows available from DSOtix. If you’re looking for tickets for Fall Tour East or the Cosmic New Year’s shows, you’ll find them here.

Even More Downloads

Posted on: October 17, 2013

The DSO On Demand team has been working overtime to get the best of 2013 out to you, putting four more shows up in just the last week. You can now get Dark Star Orchestra’s August performances from the Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC, Pier 6 in Baltimore and the special acoustic Bearsville show that wrapped up DSOHS just by clicking here. New shows are going up regularly, so keep checking DSO On Demand for more tunes.

DSO Announces Skip Vangelas for Permanent Bassist Role

Posted on: October 11, 2013

Following the Spring departure of our longtime bassist, Kevin Rosen, we offered temporary spots to a handful of talented performers. Today, we announce the formal, permanent bassist role going to Skip Vangelas who is currently on tour with us. Vangelas previously played with Rob Eaton in the band Border Legion and was briefly in DSO himself in 2001. We are thrilled to have him locked in as our man of choice for this vital role.