Dark Star Orchestra Announces NYE Run + 2000th show

 

Dark Star Orchestra has announced a pair of year closing shows at Montclair, NJ’s Wellmont Theatre on December 30 and 31. The group’s Cosmic New Year’s Eve Celebration will feature three sets a night: on December 30, the group will kick off its three-set show with a special, rare acoustic set and on December 31 the group will recreate classic sets from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. VIP Tickets for the December 31 performance include an exclusive poster, access to VIP section with private bar and an express line into venue. The members of Dark Star Orchestra will perform their first ever recreation of a historic Jerry Garcia Band set, with special guest Donna Jean Godchaux (who sang with Jerry Band at the original show) at The Werk Out Festival this weekend in Bellefontaine, OH.

While the Grateful Dead performed approximately 2300 concerts over 30 years, the Dark Star Orchestra is closing in on their 2000th show, in just over 14 years, about half the time it took the Dead to complete that cycle. DSO’s 2000th performance will take place at the State Theatre in Ithaca, NY on November 19. Additional tour highlights include a free performance at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco; a two-night stand in NYC at the Nokia Theater over Thanksgiving weekend; an all-acoustic show at the intimate Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, NY; a two-night stand at the 930 Club in Washington DC, and many more.  Details on these special shows are forthcoming and tickets for all DSO’s fall tour and NYE Run shows are available at www.darkstarorchestra.net.

The upcoming Dark Star Orchestra tours include the following performances:

9/10/2011

WERK-OUT FESTIVAL

BELLEFONTAINE

OH

9/22/2011

House of Blues San Diego

SAN DIEGO

CA

9/23/2011

EL REY THEATRE

LOS ANGELES

CA

9/24/2011

PRIVATE PARTY

TOPANGA

CA

9/25/2011

MAJESTIC VENTURA THEATER

VENTURA

CA

9/27/2011

YOST THEATER

SANTA ANA

CA

9/29/2011

River Theater

GUERNEVILLE

CA

10/1/2011

REGENCY BALLROOM

SAN FRANCISCO

CA

10/2/2011

HARDLY STRICTLY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

SAN FRANCISCO

CA

10/4/2011

Montbleu Resort and Casino

LAKE TAHOE

NV

10/6/2011

THE DEPOT

SALT LAKE CITY

UT

10/7/2011

AGGIE THEATER

FORT COLLINS

CO

10/8/2011

FILLMORE AUDITORIUM

DENVER

CO

10/9/2011

Pikes Peak Center

COLORADO SPRINGS

CO

10/11/2011

CAIN'S BALLROOM

TULSA

OK

10/13/2011

HOUSE OF BLUES DALLAS

DALLAS

TX

10/14/2011

Austin City Limits Live At Moody Theater

AUSTIN

TX

10/15/2011

HOUSE OF BLUES HOUSTON

HOUSTON

TX

11/17/2011

WILBUR THEATRE

BOSTON

MA

11/18/2011

CALVIN THEATRE

NORTHAMPTON

MA

11/19/2011

STATE THEATRE

ITHACA

NY

11/21/2011

HARRO EAST BALLROOM

ROCHESTER

NY

11/22/2011

STATE THEATER

NEW BRUNSWICK

NJ

11/23/2011

PENN'S PEAK

JIM THORPE

PA

11/25/2011

BEST BUY THEATER

NEW YORK

NY

11/26/2011

BEST BUY THEATER

NEW YORK

NY

11/27/2011

BEARSVILLE THEATER

WOODSTOCK

NY

11/29/2011

STATE THEATRE

STATE COLLEGE

PA

11/30/2011

CARNEGIE MUSIC HALL

MUNHALL

PA

12/1/2011

JEFFERSON THEATER

CHARLOTTESVILLE

VA

12/2/2011

9:30 CLUB

WASHINGTON

DC

12/3/2011

9:30 CLUB

WASHINGTON

DC

12/5/2011

CAPITOL CENTER

CONCORD

NH

12/7/2011

LUPO’S

PROVIDENCE

RI

12/8/2011

KLEIN AUDITORIUM

BRIDGEPORT

CT

12/9/2011

Palace Theatre

ALBANY

NY

12/10/2011

STATE THEATRE

PORTLAND

ME

12/28/2011

RAM'S HEAD LIVE

BALTIMORE

MD

12/29/2011

ELECTRIC FACTORY

PHILADELPHIA

PA

12/30/2011

WELMONT THEATER

MONTCLAIR

NJ

12/31/2011

WELMONT THEATER

MONTCLAIR

NJ