Wings A Mile Long Tour Starts Tomorrow!
Posted on: October 19, 2010
Tomorrow in Grand Rapids, MN we will kick off our next tour through the Midwest. Along the way we are accepting fan votes for our Filler/Encore every night of the tour. Visit our TOUR DATES PAGE to vote and enter for a chance to win tickets to the show!
In Halloween news, we will host a costume contest at set break at The Cannery Ballroom in Nashville. Band members will judge costumes and award merchandise prize packages for best costume, best group, and sexiest costume. Plus, legend of bluegrass, Jesse McReynolds, will join us for a special appearance during the show!
Hope to see you on the road!
Halloween Special Guest
Posted on: October 11, 2010
We're delighted to inform you that on Halloween in Nashville we're going to have a very special guest, one of the legends of bluegrass, Jesse McReynolds. And if you're wondering why, check out his brand new CD, "Songs of the Grateful Dead", a tribute to Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia.
See you soon!
Vote For Encore/Filler/Win tickets on Wings A Mile Long Tour and 12/28 Date Announced!
Posted on: October 05, 2010
In a couple of weeks we will load up the bus to hit the road for the Wings A Mile Long Tour. As a special treat for our fans we are going to let you vote on our last song of each show for every night of the tour. Visit our TOUR DATES PAGE to place your votes. Everyone who votes will be entered to win a pair of tickets to the show they vote on.
Also, our New Years Run just got a little better with the addition of a show on 12/28 at The Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ. Tickets for all four shows are onsale now via DSOtix. Visit our TOUR DATES PAGE for complete details.
New Year's Announcement - Run Mary Available via DSOTix
Posted on: September 29, 2010
DSO will close out 2010 with a show at Penn's Peak in Northeast PA, and celebrate New Year's Eve with a pair of shows December 30, 31 at The Klein in Bridgeport, CT. In an effort to keep ticket prices low and affordable, GA tickets for New Year's Eve are available for $39. There will also be a limited number of VIP tickets available for $75 which include premium reserved seating, access to a private VIP bar, an exclusive show poster, party favors, and a champagne toast.
Tickets are on-sale now through our fan-club ticketing and discounted hotel rooms are available. For rooms please call the Holiday Inn in Bridgeport, CT at 203.334.1234 and ask them for the FTC rate of $79 and no tax, this is a special rate set up w The Klein for these DSO shows.
Click HERE to get your NYE tickets today...
The members of Dark Star Orchestra are thrilled to announce the recording and release of an original song written with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter called "Run Mary." The upbeat song features combined vocals from Rob Barraco, Lisa Mackey and Rob Eaton. Available shortly on iTunes, "Run Mary" can be heard streaming right here and now...
A Slingshot On Mars Tour Starts Tomorrow
Posted on: September 08, 2010
Following a stellar summer tour full of great festivals and friends we are excited to hit the road again for the Slingshot On Mars Tour starting September 9th. Upcoming dates include stops in Knoxville and Memphis, TN, Terrapin Hill Farm in KY and the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC. Then we make first time stops at the Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre in Wilmington, NC and the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA before a weekend run through some of our favorite east coast stops including The Norva, Rams Head Live and 9:30 Club. Along the way we will celebrate our time in Baltimore and DC with a Cap Centre Weekend. On 9/17 and 9/18 DSO will choose from the legendary Grateful Dead Capital Centre shows and will recreate that show in its entirety. We will then round off our tour with a special acoustic set at Mexicali Live along with stops in Munhall, PA, Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia, Albany, Toads Place in New Haven, CT, Syracuse, Northampton and Lowell, MA before closing out the tour in the 'Big Apple' at the Nokia Theatre.
Visit our Tour Dates Pagefor complete details.
Cap Centre Weekend
Posted on: August 20, 2010
For the upcoming dates at Rams Head Live in Baltimore and 930 Club in DC we will be celebrating one of the legendary venues from the touring days of the Grateful Dead. On September 17th and 18th we will choose from the many great Capital Centre shows and will perform that show in its entirety. We hope you can join us in the fun!
Cap Centre Weekend
9/17 - Rams Head Live! - Baltimore, MD TICKETS
9/18 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC TICKETS
Keep On Rockin My Soul
Posted on: July 27, 2010
Following an electric start to our Summer Tou we are excited to fire up the bus again to hit the road! This leg of the tour kicks off with another one of our favorite summer festivals, Gathering of the Vibes. We will headline Thursday night and get things started for what is certain to be a fantastic weekend of music with Furthur, Primus, The Rhythm Devils, Jimmy Cliff and many many more.
Click HERE for a special invite from GOTV...
From there it's on to the Saranac Brewery in Utica, Town Ballroom in Buffalo and Midland Theatre in Newark, OH. Then its southbound for a first time show at the Harris Riverfront Park in Huntington, WV before heading to the beach for stops in Dewey Beach DE and Atlantic City NJ finishing up the week in Englewood NJ at the Bergen PAC Theatre. Our final week of the tour starts with a show in Bethlehem at the Zoellner Arts Center before closing out the tour with stops in Rochester, NY, A Bears Picnic and the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival in Burlington, VT. We are ready for a big run through the northeast to round out our Rock My Soul Summer Tour.
With Summer half in the bag we are excited to announce new tour dates for the upcoming Fall season. We will start the tour with stops in Grand Rapids and Minneapolis, MN before hittin' up Fargo, ND and crossing the boarder into Wisconsin for a Saturday night stop in Madison at The Barrymore Theater. The next week kicks off in Grand Rapids MI to help you shake off the Mondays than its over to The Bluebird in Bloomington, IN to warm up for Halloween weekend at The Pageant in St Louis, the Madison Theater in Covington, KY and Halloween night at The Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, TN. More dates will be announced shortly. Stay tuned for updates!
Visit our TOUR DATES PAGE for complete details.
1969 Setlist Busted Out!
Posted on: June 29, 2010
At a recent stop in Des Moines, IA the band dove into some old new territory by performing a Grateful Dead setlist from 11/7/69. This is the first time the band has dipped into the 60’s era and along with the recent plays covering Europe 72 shows and elective sets, you never know what you are going to get.
Check out the Tour Dates Page for upcoming dates where you can check it out for yourself.
Rock My Soul
Posted on: June 29, 2010
Summer Tour is underway! Tonight we drop in to Otto's in Delkalb, IL before hitting Summerfest on 6/30. Gratefulfest will kick off with a Terrapin Nation Soundcheck Party on 7/1 before 3 big shows over 4th of July weekend with Keller Williams, New Riders, Peter Rowan, Emmit-Nershi and many more. A return to All Good kicks off the last weekend of this leg of the tour when we headline the Thursday Throwdown before closing out the weekend with stops in State College , PA and Tags Summerstage in Big Flats,NY.
Hope you can join in the fun as we kick off the Rock My Soul Summer Tour!
We have been lucky to have Courtenay Pollock design a new back drop for our Summer Tour. We will be hosting a silent auction for fans to place bids for a chance to win this beautiful work. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will benefit the Rex Foundation. Courtenay was the first person commissioned to do Tie Dye for the Grateful Dead (1970). Courtenay did all the amp covers, speaker covers, and backdrops for the Grateful Dead from 1970-1985. This is the first multi panel piece since the "Serpent" that was done for the Grateful Dead at the Greek Theater.
Here is a sample of the backdrop we will be using for the summer tour...
Click HERE for complete tour dates and info.
Jeff Mattson Gets the Gig
Posted on: June 21, 2010
After months of touring and playing with Jeff, we have decided to offer him the full time gig, which he has gratefully accepted. Jeff has blown us away with his energy, licks, and presence on stage. He is a great guy, an inspiring musician and so much fun to perform with, we cannot wait to get back out there and mix it up with him once again. We are having more fun than ever and are looking forward to seeing you all at the upcoming shows.