A Slingshot On Mars Tour Preview
Following a stellar summer tour full of great festivals and friends we are excited to hit the road again for the Slingshot On Mars Tour starting September 9th. Upcoming dates include stops in Knoxville and Memphis, TN, Terrapin Hill Farm in KY and the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC. Then we make first time stops at the Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre in Wilmington, NC and the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA before a weekend run through some of our favorite east coast stops including The Norva, Rams Head Live and 9:30 Club. Along the way we will celebrate our time in Baltimore and DC with a Cap Centre Weekend. On 9/17 and 9/18 DSO will choose from the legendary Grateful Dead Capital Centre shows and will recreate that show in its entirety. We will then round off our tour with a special acoustic set at Mexicali Live along with stops in Munhall, PA, Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia, Albany, Toads Place in New Haven, CT, Syracuse, Northampton and Lowell, MA before closing out the tour in the 'Big Apple' at the Nokia Theatre.
Visit our Tour Dates Page for complete details.
From A City Near You Tour
DSO is celebrating our return to the West Coast by recreating shows From a City Near You. Each night Dark Star will choose a Grateful Dead show from a city close to that venue and will recreate that show in its entirety. This will be the perfect time to gather your tour buddies and relive the experience or for you to see that show for the first time that you have only heard stories about.
The tour kicks off in the "Golden State" with 2 nights in good ole San Francisco at the Regency Ballroom. From there we head up to Sacramento then over to the banks of Lake Tahoe for a stop at the Crystal Bay Club Casino before returning to Cali for shows in Anaheim and LA before a Saturday night stop in 'Sin City' and a Sunday/Monday run at the Belly Up Tavern in Solona Beach. The last week of tour brings us back to the Mile High City with stops in Tempe and Flagstaff AZ, Salt Lake City and the tour Closer at the Fillmore in Denver.
Visit our Tour Dates Page for complete details.
The Rex Foundation and DSO
In addition to continuing the Grateful Dead concert experience at our shows we are working with The Rex Foundation to continue their legacy of giving. We have recently created a donation module on our fanclub-ticketing page that allows you to make a donation to the Rex Foundation while purchasing tickets to our shows.
For our summer tour former Grateful Dead tie-dye artist Courtenay Pollock designed a backdrop for us. We are pleased to raffle this off with part of the proceeds benefiting the Rex Foundation. If you would like to bid on this one of a kind tie-dye design on 4 10' x 10' panels, please send your bid and contact info to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 9, 2010 marks the 15 year anniversary of legendary musician and Grateful Dead co-founder Jerry Garcia's death. As a way to honor his musical and community legacy, the gifted musicians on this compilation have generously contributed stirring live performances of Jerry Garcia songs to benefit the Rex Foundation. The album includes four exclusive previously unreleased live Garcia songs from Phish, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, The String Cheese Incident, and Keller & The Keels. Other artists in the order they appear on the album are: Railroad Earth, The Black Crowes, Moonalice, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Waybacks, Widespread Panic, Hot Buttered Rum, and Steve Kimock Crazy Engine. All proceeds are a contribution to the Rex Foundation.
Download the files (MP3, FLAC, or ALAC) or buy the CD here.
|A Slingshot On Mars Tour|
|09/09||The Valarium||Knoxville, TN||TICKETS|
|09/10||Minglewood Hall||Memphis, TN||TICKETS|
|09/11||Terrapin Hill Farm||Harrodsburg, KY||TICKETS|
|09/12||Orange Peel||Asheville, NC||TICKETS|
|09/14||Greenfield Lake Amphitheater||Wilmington, NC||TICKETS|
|09/15||Jefferson Theater||Charlottesville, VA||TICKETS|
|09/16||The Norva||Norfolk, VA||TICKETS|
|09/17||Rams Head Live!||Baltimore, MD||TICKETS|
|09/18||930 Club||Washington, DC||TICKETS|
|09/20||Mexicali Live||Teaneck, NJ||TICKETS|
|09/22||Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead||Munhall, PA||TICKETS|
|09/23||Grand Opera House||Wilmington, DE|
|09/24||Theatre of the Living Arts||Philadelphia, PA||TICKETS|
|09/25||Palace Theatre||Albany, NY||TICKETS|
|09/27||Toad's Place||New Haven, CT|
|09/28||Westcott Theater||Syracuse, NY||TICKETS|
|09/30||Calvin Theatre||Northhampton, MA|
|10/01||Lowell Memorial Auditorium||Lowell, MA||TICKETS|
|10/02||Nokia Theatre||New York, NY||TICKETS|
|Wings a Mile Long Tour|
|10/20||Reif Center||Grand Rapids, MN||TICKETS|
|10/21||Varsity Theater||Minneapolis, MN||TICKETS|
|10/22||The Venue||Fargo, ND||TICKETS|
|10/23||Barrymore Theatre||Madison, WI|
|10/25||The Intersection||Grand Rapids, MI||TICKETS|
|10/26||Traverse City Opera House||Traverse City,MI||TICKETS|
|10/29||The Pageant||St. Louis, MO||TICKETS|
|10/30||Madison Theater||Covington, KY||TICKETS|
|10/31||The Cannery Ballroom||Nashville, TN||TICKETS|
|11/2||Copper Dragon||Carbondale, IL||TICKETS|
|11/3||The Blue Note||Columbia, MO||TICKETS|
|11/4||Granada Theater||Lawrence, KS||TICKETS|
|11/5||The Slowdown||Omaha, NE||TICKETS|
|11/6||CCastle Theater||Bloomington, IA||TICKETS|
|Just Announced - From a City Near You Tour|
|11/26||Regency Ballroom||San Francisco, CA|
|11/27||Regency Ballroom||San Francisco, CA|
|11/28||Crest Theater||Sacramento, CA||TICKETS|
|11/30||Crystal Bay Club Casino||Crystal Bay, NV||TICKETS|
|12/2||The Grove||Anaheim, CA||TICKETS|
|12/3||El Rey Theatre||Los Angeles, CA||TICKETS|
|12/4||Hard Rock Cafe Vegas||Las Vegas, NV||TICKETS|
|12/5||Belly Up Tavern||Solona Beach, CA||TICKETS|
|12/6||Belly Up Tavern||Solona Beach, CA||TICKETS|
|12/8||Marquee Theater||Tempe, AZ||TICKETS|
|12/9||Orpheum Theater||Flagstaff, AZ||TICKETS|
|12/10||The Depot||Salt Lake City, UT||TICKETS|
|12/11||Fillmore Auditorium||Denver, CO||TICKETS|