Next Stop Gratefulfest
Posted on: August 14, 2008
We are delighted to announce that Dan Healy will join us behind the soundboard for all three nights at GratefulFest 9, happening at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park this Labor Day Weekend (August 29 - Sept. 1). DSO returns for 3 days and nights of fun, sun and great tunes. Along with three full DSO shows, there will be performances from: Keller Williams, The New Mastersounds, Peter Rowan & Tony Rice Quartet & Garaj Mahal, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, The Bridge, Cornmeal, Mr. David Gans, Roots-A-Risin, The Max Allen Band, Sanduleak, Boombox, Donna & The Tricksters, Mr. Blotto, Big Leg Emma, The Chef Dave Band, Red Hot Trio and Late Night Allstar jams!
Click here to buy your GratefulFest tickets in advance.
DSO and Rex Foundation Partner Up for Black Tie Dye Ball Sept. 27 in Los Angeles
Posted on: August 03, 2008
Dark Star Orchestra is excited to be hosting yet another Black Tie Dye Ball Saturday, September 27 at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles to benefit the Rex Foundation. Be sure to get your tickets early and don't miss out on the pre-show reception which includes meet and greet with DSO, silent auction, food, drinks and goodie bags. All ticket sales benefit the Rex Foundation, founded by the Grateful Dead 25 years ago to proactively provide extensive community support to creative endeavors in the arts, sciences, and education. Your ticket and reception purchases help continue this long-running support network.
Secure your reception tickets and upgrades now at www.RexFoundation.org
All Good Vibes Tour Underway
Posted on: July 15, 2008
DSO began a month-long tour crisscrossing the Eastern half of the US July 10 at Penn's Peak before performing an amazing late-night show at the All Good Festival last weekend. A rare acoustic show at the Kent Stage last week was another tour highlight. The All Good Festival included a rare Drum Workshop/Clinic with DSO drummers Dino English & Rob Koritz that allowed for cooperative drumming and interaction.
DSO's tour continues this week to a headlining slot at the 10,000 Lakes Festival in Northern Minnesota before holding court with a two-night stand at the Park West in Chicago. DSO then rapidly makes their way to the East Coast for a series of dates including the Gathering of the Vibes and The Mighty High Festival.
DSO Wraps Up Road to the Roo Tour with Two Shows at Bonnaroo
Posted on: June 13, 2008
The end of the last tour brought DSO to Bonnaroo and were greeted by thousands of fans under 'The Other Tent' for their Late Night slot on Thursday night. Highlights include a highly energetic and crowd-participated Tennessee Jed, and a mega-sandwich to end the show: I Need a Miracle> Shakedown St> Drums> Space> Alligator> Attics of My Life> Not Fade Away (reprise). DSO rocked Bonnaroo's Sonic Stage on Friday afternoon for a Jerry Garcia Band-themed set to end the Road to the Roo Tour.
Bassist Mike Gordon Joins DSO On Stage
Posted on: June 03, 2008
Just after midnight Monday night, former Phish bassist Mike Gordon celebrated his birthday (June 3) by joining Dark Star Orchestra on stage for "US Blues" with at Higher Ground in Burlington, Vermont. Gordon replaced DSO bassist Kevin Rosen and proceeded to anchor the lauded tribute band with his signature low end.
DSO Releases DVD of 5/8/07 Performance
Posted on: May 08, 2008
DSO rolled into Ithaca, NY on May 8, 2007 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of 5/8/77, recreating one of the most legendary Grateful Dead shows of all time. The spirited show was caught on video by iClips.net and the multi-camera shot DVD was mastered by Rob Eaton is being released on the anniversary of this show. The DVD is now available as well as the 3 CD set of the same show.
DSO Included in New Book About Tribute Bands
Posted on: April 22, 2008
A newly nationally-released book, called Like A Rolling Stone, has just been released and includes an entire chapter on the Dark Star Orchestra. Like A Rolling Stone is a superbly reported, affectionately told, hilarious account of life of a variety of tribute bands.
Legendary Sound Engineer Dan Healy Recounts Touring With DSO: "A Peek Inside By the Maestro"
Posted on: April 01, 2008
I’ve spent most of my life in the music business one way or another wearing several “jackets”. Mostly, I’m known for mixing live sound although I have spent more or less an equal amount of time in the recording studio producing and engineering as well as having been in several bands and toured playing music....Read Dan's entire post!
Dark Star Orchestra to Appear at the All Good Festival
Posted on: March 26, 2008
DSO will perform at the 11th Annual All Good Festival at Marvin's Mountaintop in Masontown, West Virginia July 11 - 13. Other performers include Phil Lesh & Friends, Widespread Panic, Gov't Mule, Mike Gordon, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Soul Stew Revival, Michael Franti & Spearhead and dozens of additional bands with no overlapping sets. Discounted advanced tickets are available now from the All Good Festival website where DSO fans will save considerably off the gate price and $.50 from every ticket sold to support HeadCount's "Cents for Sense" campaign to register voters.
DSO Added to the 10,000 Lakes Festival & Gathering of the Vibes
Posted on: March 13, 2008
DSO will perform at two more summer festivals, the 10,000 Lakes Festival in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota July 23 - 26 and the Gathering of the Vibes July 31 - Aug 3. Tickets for both events are available now from their respective websites. The festival banners to the left provide detail of other performers on the lineup and the 10KLF banner has information on how to receive a discounted ticket by being a DSO fan.