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  • DSO Announces 4th Annual Dark Star Jubilee May 22 – 24

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    As 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the world’s introduction to the music of the Grateful Dead, Dark Star Orchestra announces today their fourth annual Dark Star Jubilee taking place this Spring. Held Memorial Day Weekend at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio - the historic, sprawling venue where the Dead played six times. Dark Star Orchestra headlines each of Jubilee’s three nights, offering a full, two-set performance every time, with the remaining acts to be announced in the coming weeks. A limited quantity of ‘pre-lineup’ pre-sale tickets including GA entrance to the entire festival weekend, camping, parking, and over two dozen performances with no overlapping sets for $110. VIP pre-sale tickets are $220. Pre-sale tickets are available now at www.missiontix.com/darkstarjubilee. Information on the Dark Star Jubilee can be found at www.DarkStarJubilee.com and www.facebook.com/darkstarjubilee.

  • Dark Star Orchestra Celebrates 17 Years; Announces Keyboardist Jeff Chimenti to Perform Two Shows with DSO

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    On a cold fall evening, November 11, 1997, the founding lineup for the Dark Star Orchestra began its first of four weekly performances run at Chicago’s Martyrs’. Fast forward to 2014 where today the band has performed 2379 shows in that time, eclipsing the number of shows the Grateful Dead performed over a 30 year arc. 

    With DSO’s Fall Tour beginning tomorrow in Buffalo, today the band announces a unique lineup swap for two performances on this tour. With the band’s bassist Skip Vangelas unable to perform with the group on November 21 (Lupo’s in Providence, RI) and November 22 (The Dome at Oakdale in Wallingford, CT), Dark Star Orchestra will once again welcome Dead family keyboardist Jeff Chimenti (Furthur, RatDog, The Dead) to the band’s stage for these two nights, while DSO’s Rob Barraco will hold down the bass role for these performances. Tickets to most of DSO's shows are available here.

  • Fall Tour East, Holiday Gear Specials

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    DSO Fall Tour East gets underway on November 12 in Buffalo where the band will light up the night and help you forget about the chill in the air. The band can’t wait to return north of the border to Toronto on the 13th, then groove back to western New York to rock Jamestown on the 14th. Tickets for these and other shows are available here. As the band is busy truckin’ up and down the East Coast, we’re getting ready for the Holidays here at DSO Headquarters. We’ve got the elves at work on spreading some extra cheer with special ways to save at ShopDSO. Sign up for the newsletter here to receive exclusive inbox deals on Dark Star Swag, as well as Jam in the Sand updates and future tour announcements.