Spring Tour Blooms
Posted on: January 15, 2013
Dark Star Orchestra is beckoning to the spring with Spring Tour West 2013 starting in Colorado on March 28 with a rousing 4/20 conclusion set for Seattle. Along the way we’ll include shows in Denver, San Diego and almost a full week around the Bay Area, while visiting some of our favorite venues as well as new ones, including Club Nokia in L.A. Tickets for most shows are available now at DSOtix.
Happy New Year To One and All
Posted on: January 04, 2013
We hope that your Holiday Season and New Year was as joyous for you as it was for us. We are grateful for the growing numbers of you that continue to come out and experience the music with us. 2012 was an incredible year and 2013 promises to be even better.
The band is playing with the energy of a steam locomotive, and will continue that course on Winter Tour 2013, starting on January 30 in Minneapolis and winding through the Midwest and South before finishing up in Ft. Lauderdale just before the Jamaican Jam In The Sand. You can score your tickets for most Winter Tour shows at DSOtix.
If that weren’t enough, Jeff Mattson will be spending his Sunday afternoon joining SiriusXM’s Tales From The Golden Road hosts Gary Lambert and David Gans channel, for most of the show. You can hear Jeff with Gary and David this Sunday (1/6) from 4-6 p.m. Eastern on the Grateful Dead Channel, SiriusXM 23.
Cosmic New Year's Run
Posted on: December 26, 2012
We hope the Dark Star Family is enjoying the season with friends and good cheer. For those of you celebrating the final days of the year, we would like to invite you to our last couple of gigs of 2012. We’ll be at the Rams Head Live in B-more on Friday, The Electric Factory in Philly on Saturday, and on Dec 30 and 31we will close 2012 and welcome in 2013 at the Paramount in Huntington, NY, to include 3 Electric sets for New Year’s Eve.
Posted on: December 21, 2012
As the Winter Solstice hits today and the days begin to be longer once again we would like to wish a Happy Holiday Season to every member of the Dark Star Family! We hope that you all have time to reflect on the good things that took place in 2012 and to look ahead to a promising year of love, laughter and music in 2013. See you soon!
The 2nd Annual Dark Star Jubilee Date Announcement
Posted on: December 18, 2012
We are proud to announce the 2nd Annual Dark Star Jubilee. We could not wait until Labor Day so we are moving the Jubilee to Memorial Day Weekend. The festivities will take place on May 24-26, 2013 at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio (30 minutes East of Columbus)
The Dark Star Jubilee will operate with the same philosophy as last year where the fans, bands, and crew co-exist as one. We aspire to once again create a memorable and spiritual experience featuring 3 nights of Dark Star Orchestra, 20+ bands, 35 hours of music and 3 nights of camping.
So mark your calendars, gather your friends and family and we’ll ‘Meet You at the Jubilee’
The Band and Crew … Dark Star Orchestra
DSO & Jamaica: The Perfect Gift
Posted on: December 12, 2012
The holiday season is upon us and the perfect getaway gift for yourself and your favorite someone is Dark Star’s Jamaican Jam In The Sand at Breezes Grand Resort in Negril, Jamaica, March 1-5. For one all-inclusive price you get four nights at Breezes, three full DSO shows plus one acoustic set, three nights of Keller Williams, ground transportation, meals and unlimited beer, wine, liquor and other beverages. The meals will be at whichever of the six on-site restaurants you choose, including Japanese, French, Italian, native Jamaican plus late night options and room service. Once you book the trip you can leave your cash at home, but there are only a few beachfront rooms available, so act now by calling 888-423-7738, or just click here.
The Switcheroo Is On!
Posted on: December 05, 2012
Tonight’s the night (12/5) Jeff Chimenti starts his four-show DSO run at The Egg in Albany, as our Rob Barraco is out west to play with Phil Lesh in The Q! This limited run continues through Saturday with shows in Portland, ME, Wallingford, CT and Lowell, MA, so grab your tickets now to make sure you’re part of these special shows.
Once this tour is over, we take a short break before Dark Star Orchestra’s annual Cosmic New Year’s Run, featuring stops in Baltimore and Philadelphia before two nights in Huntington, NY to ring in 2013. Tickets for all the shows are here, with special NYE hotel info available on the Tour Page.
A DSO Holiday Season
Posted on: December 01, 2012
Coming off a sellout at Washington, DC’s 9:30 Club, with the second night sure to do the same, there’s just a week left in Dark Star Orchestra’s Fall Tour East 2012, including four tour-closing shows that are part of the big Switcheroo – Furthur’s Jeff Chimenti filling in for our own Rob Barraco, who will head out west to play with The Q. Tickets are available at DSOtix . Also check out the Cosmic New Year’s Run 2012, with shows in Baltimore and Philly before the two-night New Year’s Eve stop in Huntington, NY. All the info, including a hotel deal on Long Island, is here.
DSO Barnstorms East
Posted on: November 19, 2012
Dark Star Orchestra’s Fall Tour East 2012 kicked off last weekend with three sold-out shows in a row, giving Canada its first DSO dose with a ’76 recreation before moving to two more sell-outs in Buffalo. The reviews are off the hook and things are just gonna get stranger, so grab your tickets now and join our six guys and a girl at the annual pre-Thanksgiving Penn’s Peak extravaganza, the post-turkey NYC weekend and another two weeks of shows that include a two-night stop in DC, as well as the four shows with Furthur’s Jeff Chimenti filling in for the Phil-bound Rob Barraco. Most importantly, the entire DSO band, crew and staff wish all of our fans a safe and jubilant Holiday Season. We know what we’re most thankful for and that is YOU.
Free Soundboard Recording of DSO with Phil Lesh
Posted on: November 12, 2012
You have yet another reason to rejoice! We just released a soundboard recording of the first set of our recent October 13 performance at The Fillmore in San Francisco. The night was extremely special as Phil Lesh joined us on stage for the first time, performing on bass during the entire first set. Rob Eaton mastered the recording which is available for free streaming and download on Archive.org.