A Cosmic New Year's Was Had By All!
Posted on: January 12, 2009
Dark Star Orchestra rang in 2009 in ‘Cosmic’ fashion recreating the show from the closing of Winterland in 1978. In addition to performing the complete original set-list the band was joined on stage by the extended DSO family for ‘Drums’ and a special guest Chris Colvin on harmonica for ”I Need A Miracle”, “Not Fade Away” and “Around & Around”. The recreation was complete with Father Time flying over and onto the stage at the
stroke of midnight on a 7 foot joint. As he landed balloons dropped and 2009 was born with DSO launching
into an epic “Dark Star” to start the third set.
Everyone here on ‘Team Dark Star’ would like to take this opportunity to thank all the fans out there for their continuing support that has kept DSO on the road for the last 11 years with many more to come!
Cosmic New Year's Eve Tickets Sold Out - Hotel Rooms Still Available
Posted on: December 30, 2008
All tickets are now sold-out for our Cosmic New Year's Eve performance at Rams Head Live! in Baltimore.
Hotel rooms are still available, click HERE to book a hotel room at our discounted rate.
As previously announced, the band will perform a hand picked show from one of the many Grateful Dead New Year's Eve concerts as part of their 3 set performance. Just as with most of their shows, DSO will combine their personal expression and improvisation with the original show's set list, arrangements, equipment and stage set-up. Be there as Dark Star Orchestra transforms Ram's Head Live! into the Oakland Coliseum, Winterland, Cow Palace or another venue from one of the Dead's historic NYE shows.
All tickets include a champagne toast at midnight, party favors, and finger foods served from 7:30 - 9:30 pm.
December 30 Show Details Announced
Posted on: December 01, 2008
We are pleased to announce the details for the third night of our Cosmic New Years Run. Our December 30th show will take place at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ starting at 7:00. Visit our Tour Dates page for more info.
Thanksgiving Sale On Cosmic New Years Eve Tickets
Posted on: November 25, 2008
We are pleased to offer our fans the opportunity to purchase a limited number of Cosmic New Years eve tickets at a reduced price during the extended Thanksgiving weekend. Tickets are available now from Dark Star Orchestra's Fan Club Ticketing. Don't miss this chance to save over $30 off the door price and join DSO as they 'Recreate A Grateful Dead Set List From A New Years Past'.
Click Here To Buy Your Tickets While Supplies Last
And click HERE to book a hotel room at a discounted rate.
Donna Jean Added 11-29 Black Tie Dye Ball
Posted on: November 25, 2008
In addition to raising money for The Grateful Dead founded Rex Foundation, saturday night at Nokia Theater will be special with the addition of Special Guest Donna Jean Godchaux MacKay to the evenings festivities. As previously announced, the Ball features a reception with the band, silent auction and grateful sets.
Order your tickets to the show and pre-show reception online at the Rex Foundation's website or by phone at 415-561-3135.
Recreating A Grateful Dead Set List From A New Years Past
Posted on: November 12, 2008
Dance your way into 2009 with Dark Star Orchestra as they recreate a Grateful Dead Set list from a New Year's past Wednesday, December 31 at the Ram's Head Live in Baltimore, MD. The band will perform a hand picked show from one of the many Grateful Dead New Year's Eve concerts as part of their 3 set performance. As with most of their shows, DSO will combine their personal expression and improvisation with the original show's set list, arrangements, equipment and stage set-up. Be there as Dark Star Orchestra transforms Ram's Head Live! into the Oakland Coliseum, Winterland, Cow Palace or another venue from one of the Dead's historic NYE shows. You definitely do not want to miss this show.
All TICKETS include a champagne toast, party favors and finger foods. Click HERE to book a hotel room at a discounted rate.
DSO Rex Caravan Tour Kicks Off Tonight in DC with Dan Healy Mixing Sound
Posted on: November 07, 2008
DSO's 22-date, East-Coast, Rex Caravan tour begins tonight, the first of a two-night stand, at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC with special guests Hot Buttered Rum. Dark Star is also thrilled to welcome Dan Healy, legendary Grateful Dead sound engineer of nearly 30 years, to mix the sound for the band for another tour. Additionally, for every ticket sold on this tour, DSO will contribute $1 to the Rex Foundation.
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Black Tye-Dye Ball Sat., Nov. 29 in NYC Benefits Rex Foundation
Posted on: October 29, 2008
Dark Star Orchestra is glad to celebrate the Rex Foundation's 25th anniversary in 2008 through Black Tie Dye Ball which is a great way to further a tradition of grassroots giving and demonstrate the power of community, service and the arts. The show Nov. 29 in NYC at the Nokia will send its proceeds to help support the Rex Foundation mission of funding grassroots programs. Black Tie Dye Ball tickets include a pre-show reception with the artists, food, silent auction, special seating and more are available at the Rex Foundation website.
Rest in Peace Merl Saunders
Posted on: October 24, 2008
Dark Star Orchestra expresses its sadness and shares condolences with the family of Merl Saunders, legendary keyboardist, musical innovator, and member of the Grateful Dead's extended family (Legion of Mary, Jerry Garcia Band, etc) who passed away this morning from complications from his stroke in 2002. Our thoughts and hearts go out to those who knew Merl personally and we collectively appreciate his spirit and the music he shared with us for decades. Anyone wishing to express their personal thoughts can leave a message on his website.
Posted on: October 20, 2008
We are all looking forward to our special Halloween show next week at the Pageant in St Louis. We encourage everyone to dress up for the occasion and to participate in our Costume Contest. To participate, please register at our merchandise table prior to the show with our lovely merchandiser, Sarah….We will announce the finalists at the end of the first set and will announce the winner at set break. The Grand Prize will be 4 tickets to a DSO show of you choice plus a merchandise package.