From The Road...
Posted on: January 26, 2011
Check out the newly launched DSO Tour Blog. Band members will be posting regularly while on tour. They will be sharing some insight into life on the road, making comments about their shows, and speaking about random things on their mind. Our maiden post is now up from Rob Barraco.
Click HERE to read his post.
See you on down the road!
Hop On Board Our Southbound Train!
Posted on: January 19, 2011
The tour kicks off tomorrow in Des Moines, IA and makes stops throughout the midwest including Chicago, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Detroit and Cleveland. From there we are Florida bound with stops along the way in Atlanta, Charlotte, Charleston and Birmingham. Closing out the tour in the ‘Sunshine State’, we will drop in to Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa.
Tickets for most of these shows are available through DSOticketing. Everyone who buys a ticket from our fanclub site will be able to download a special live sampler from 2010 that also includes a studio recording of our original song, ‘Run Mary’, written by Robert Hunter.
Visit our Tour Dates Page for more info.
DSO to Perform Wakarusa Festival
Posted on: January 12, 2011
The Wakarusa Festival has added Dark Star Orchestra to their stacked lineup for a weekend of music in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. DSO will perform a late-night set on June 4 - so check out their website for complete lineup and information! Tickets are available now.
Dark Star Orchestra New Years Eve Run
Posted on: December 18, 2010
The Klein Auditorium Bridgeport, CT December 30th and 31st 2010
12/31 - Dark Star Orchestra will be recreating the Legendary 'Live at the Cow Palace' show from 12/31/76 plus DSO will kick off the evening with a rare acoustic set. You will not want to miss this one!!
GA tix include admission, party favors and champagne toast
Limited VIP packages are available and include premium reserved seating, access to a private VIP bar, exclusive show poster, party favors, and a champagne toast.
Click HERE for GA NYE tix
Click HERE for VIP NYE tix
12/30 - Dark Star Orchestra will be performing 3 sets kicking things off with a special Terrapin Nation set
Click HERE to get your tickets today...
With DSO ringing in 2011 at The Klein on 12/30 and 12/31, we've partnered up with our friends at The Fairfield Theatre Company who are doing a weekly giveaway of DSO and Grateful Dead related merchandise each week up until the show. Visit and 'like' their Facebook Page and check each Wednesday to enter to win some great prizes, including a rare, limited edition Dark Star Orchestra poster and more!
Discounted hotel rooms are available for the 12/30 show. For rooms please call the Holiday Inn in Bridgeport, CT at 203.334.1234 and ask them for the $79 FTC Rate, by mentioning Dark Star Orchestra. The on line code for rooms is DSO if you want to reserve them that way. Our room block for 12/31 is sold out, but we found a few other options we wanted to share with you so you can still join in the party on New Years Eve!
Hampton Inn Milford - 203-874-4400
Homewood Suites Stratford - 203-377-3322
Hilton Garden inn Shelton - 203-447-1000
Residence Inn Milford - 203-283-2100
SpringHill Suites Milford - 203-283-0200
12/29 - Penn's Peak - Jim Thorpe, PA - TICKETS
12/28 - Wellmont Theatre - Montclair, NJ - TICKETS
New DSO on Demand Releases!
Posted on: December 02, 2010
Just in time to warm you up this winter season we have 14 new shows now available on our Livedownloads Site. Culled from the shows this past summer and fall you can check out performances from many of this years tour highlights including our sets from All Good, Mountain Jam, A Bear's Picnic and even a special secret show recorded at a top secret location in the Pennsylvania forest.
Check out our Livedownloads Site for these and other great shows from the DSO on Demand catalog.
City Near You Tour Starts Friday
Posted on: November 24, 2010
Left Coast beware! DSO is coming to a ‘City Near You’... Each night of our upcoming tour we will be performing a Grateful Dead show from a city near to the venue. With all the GD history out west anything is possible so join us as we recreate the magic!. Tour highlights include 2 nights in San Fran and San Diego which will feature a special acoustic show! Along the way we will cover most of California including: LA, Sacramento and Anaheim plus shows in Las Vegas and Crystal Bay, NV, Tempe and Flagstaff AZ, Salt Lake City and a ‘Mile High’ tour closer show at The Fillmore in Denver.
Hope to see you at the show!
Visit our Tour Dates Page for complete details.
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...