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.
Approaching 2,000 shows...
Posted on: September 27, 2011
On Saturday November 19th we will reach a new milestone in the history of Dark Star Orchestra. Our 2000th show! Join us at The State Theatre in Ithaca for this epic occasion. We are excited to celebrate in a city so rich in both Grateful Dead and DSO lore as it was home to the legendary 5/8/77 Barton Hall show which DSO recreated on the 30th anniversary, 5/8/2007, which was declared Grateful Dead Day in the town of Ithaca.
Come celebrate with us!
Visit our TOUR DATES PAGE for a full listing of our upcoming shows.
Cosmic New Year's Run Announcement
Posted on: September 07, 2011
Join us as we close out 2011 with an epic east coast run of shows. On December 28 we drop into Rams Head Live in Baltimore, MD to kick things off in Charm City. From there we bring the love to our brothers and sisters in Philadelphia at the Electric Factory with a Recreation of a Classic 3 Set show including acoustic and electric sets. Then we close things out with two nights at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ. On the 30th we will play a 3 Set Show kicking off with a an Acoustic Set. Our Cosmic NYE Celebration will feature Dark Star Orchestra Spanning the Decades... A 3-Set Show Recreating Classic Sets 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
Roll Call! Please RSVP on Facebook and let us know we will see your shining face on our Cosmic NYE Run.
RSVP to 12/28
RSVP to 12/29
RSVP to 12/30-31
Visit our TOUR DATES PAGE for more complete tour info.
Happy Birthday Jerry
Posted on: August 01, 2011
Happy Birthday to our beloved Jerry! As Summer rolls on we are excited to announce our Fly Through the Night Fall Tour. With stops all over the east coast from Virginia to Maine we've got you covered with 2 night stands inold haunts like NYC and DC along with trips to some new venues the Fly Through the Night Fall tour will be a great ride.
Please visit our tour page for more info.
Posted on: June 21, 2011
Just in time for the start of the season, we’d like to announce our Last Rose of Summer Tour, which begins in September, and takes us through the warm sun of the Southwest. The Hearts of Summer Tour opens Friday with the inaugural show at Buffalo Place, and includes 3 nights in a row at Gratefulfest, where swimming and diving and fireworks and camping are woven together with music from some of our favorite acts including Keller Williams, Railroad Earth, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Rusted Root, Donna Jean Band, BoomBox, and more. Please visit our tour page for details on all and sundry.
North to the Future
Posted on: May 20, 2011
In August, we face our own Last Frontier of the Continental U.S. Yes, Dark Star Orchestra will be taking the long jump up the Klondike Coast: Anchorage, Denali, and Fairbanks, Alaska, playing Midnight Moonlight in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Visit the Tour Page for details. Better yet, build your foreign policy experience and come visit us there.
More Sun in the Sky, More Shows on Demand
Posted on: May 03, 2011
The next installment of great live downloads is up and available through our DSO OnDemand catalog. Would you like to own an acoustic show with rarely played songs (Mexicali Live 3/8)? Maybe you’d prefer an original set list (Ferguson Hall 2/12, The National 3/4), or a great one-drummer show from 1974 (Neighborhood Theater 2/5), or a classic from Spring ’77 (Egyptian Room 1/29). They’re all there – check them out here.
Into the Sun Spring Tour Begins Tomorrow
Posted on: April 28, 2011
Our tour kicks off tomorrow with a sold-out show at Irving Plaza. If you have tickets, we can’t wait to see you there! If you don’t, don’t worry – we’ll be playing all over the north east including Westbury, NY just a few days later. This run takes us all over the Northeast from Pennsylvania through New Hampshire – and a few more times in New York. Check out our tour page for details.
See ya on the road!
New Nugs Releases
Posted on: April 08, 2011
Check out the new additions to the DSOonDemand catalog! We have released last year's epic NYE show that included a rare acoustic set before recreating the GD show 12/31/76. Plus we are dropping some gems from the 2011 Southbound Winter tour including: 1/22 in Chicago, 1/26 in Detroit, 1/27 in Cleveland and 1/21 in Milwaukee.
Click HERE to see the full catalog.
Gratefulfest 12 Tickets On Sale Now
Posted on: March 30, 2011
We are stoked to announce the beginnings of another epic Gratefulfest. This year will feature 4 days and 3 nights of DSO plus sets from some of our favorite acts including Keller Williams, Railroad Earth, 7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann and Papa Mali, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Cornmeal, BoomBox, Donna Jean Band, David Gans and more. Tickets are only $95 and can be purchased through our fan club.
We hope you can join us as we celebrate 12 years at everyone’s favorite quarry, Nelson Ledges!