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.
New DSO Downloads Available
Posted on: October 10, 2013
Five new Dark Star Orchestra shows from 2013 are now available at DSO On Demand! We’ve put up all three performances from Memorial Day’s Dark Star Jubilee, along with Kevin Rosen’s last show at the Hampton Beach Casino in June. Just for good measure, we also have our July GOTV sets available too, with more shows coming soon. You can also still find some of your favorite DSO shows from the last few years, so check out all that’s available here.
Fall Tour East Extended
Posted on: October 02, 2013
Dark Star Orchestra has extended Fall Tour East by one show, adding a second night at Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club on Saturday, December 7. This brings us up to 20 shows on the tour, and we hope to see you early and often, as we start in Buffalo on November 13, returning to Toronto, Jim Thorpe, New York, Charlottesville and plenty of our other favorite spots along the way. Tickets are available for most shows at DSOtix, including the shows left on Fall Tour West, so grab yours now.
Steel Pulse and The Bridge Join Jam in the Sand II, Feb 28-Mar 4, 2014
Posted on: September 24, 2013
After a beach-bumming, sun-soaking, toe-tapping, sold-out great time was had earlier this year, Dark Star Orchestra and Island Gigs are teaming up once again to host the Jamaican Jam In The Sand II at the adults only (all-inclusive) Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa in Negril, Jamaica. Joining the host band this year will be legendary roots reggae band, Steel Pulse and Baltimore’s recently reunited, The Bridge. Grammy award-winning reggae band Steel Pulse has been true to their roots for over 35 years. One of Bob Marley's favorites, the band has maintained a sense of fierce integrity as it strives to get the message of love and justice across to all people.
Jam In The Sand II offers attendees:
- 3 full 2-set performances and 1 special acoustic performance from Dark Star Orchestra right on the beach
- 2 full set performances from Steel Pulse and 3 sets of The Bridge right on the beach
- 4 nights at the 5-Star Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa, an all-inclusive resort that includes
1) All meals from any of the six restaurants on resort grounds (Japanese, French, Italian, Jamaican, late night options and more)
2) Bottomless beverages including liquor, beer, wine, champagne and frozen island specialties
3) Water sports such as Scuba-Diving, Snorkeling right from the resort, Water-Skiing, Snorkeling Trips, Glass Bottom Boat Rides, Sailing, Wind Surfing, Kayaking and more
4) Activities such as Yoga, Tennis, Jamaican Mixology and Cooking Classes, Tie-Dye Instruction and more
5) Airport to resort ground transportation
6) No need to carry cash! There is no tipping... guests book their flight, purchase the Jam in the Sand package, and the deal is done!
Registration is available now and attendees can book online here or by phone at 888-423-7738
For further information on Jam in the Sand, please visit dsojaminthesand.com.
Get Road Ready At ShopDSO.net
Posted on: September 20, 2013
Fall Tour West is only a week away and the best way to be styling for the road is to stock up on your favorite Dark Star threads at ShopDSO.net. In addition to tees, hoodies, and pins you can snag the current Tour shirt prior to the next show and check out our new items with a simple click of the mouse. The new items include dyes, vintage skull pins, ladies burnout shirts and psychedelic shoelaces, along with the hats, pins and stickers you already love. ShopDSO.net is the only place to get your touring wardrobe ready to rock.
DSO's Jamaican Holiday
Posted on: September 11, 2013
There comes a time and the time is now to plan on spending the end of the winter with us at Dark Star’s all inclusive Jamaican Jam In The Sand II. If you missed last year’s inaugural trip to the Caribbean, you may have heard about the island adventures during the day and the intimate shows where everyone’s a VIP at night. The concerts take place on the beach where you can actually wade in the ocean and check out the band at the same time. In addition to three full DSO shows and one acoustic performance, all the food, beverage and festivities you can handle are included, so you can leave your cash at home and just lay back and enjoy four days in the sun. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements to come! All the details and booking info is right here.
Fall Is Tour Time
Posted on: September 04, 2013
We hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend and that you’re as fired up as the entire Dark Star Orchestra team is to get to Jackson Hole on September 27 to kick off Fall Tour West! From there it’s off to Montana with stops in Bozeman and Missoula, then we head to Washington state and Oregon before our five California shows. We wind things up with stops in Vegas and Salt Lake plus a three-night blow-out in Boulder. Our friend Skip Vangelas will be handling bass duties on this run, so grab your low service fee tickets at DSOtix, join the fun and come check him out.