Dark Star Orchestra

Dark Star Orchestra 2012 Spring Tour Dates

As spring winds down and turns into summer, Dark Star Orchestra will be taking their bus on Spring Tour East, starting with two nights at the Higher Ground in Burlington, VT, and truckin' on through the beginning of June.

Dark Star Orchestra Spans 3 Decades of Dead on NYE

Grateful Dead tribute group Dark Star Orchestra rang in 2012 with a 2 night run at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ with three sets of different show from 1960's , 1970's, and 1980's. The band also did an original setlist on December 30 beginning with an acoustic set (complete setlist for 12/30 below).

Dark Star Orchestra 2012 West Coast Spring Tour

A Grand Introduction

What a great way to kick into our 2nd set in the nation's capitol: Dark Star was proud to welcome Senator Al Franken to the stage of the 9:30 Club on Friday December 2. Adding humor and history, the Senator introduced the band with allusions to the intro he gave to the Dead at Radio City Music Hall in 1980. Maybe you were there in New York and remember...but if not, you can watch last Friday's introduction here.

Dark Star Orchestra: Touring East, 2000+ Shows, NYE Run...

This Thursday Dark Star Orchestra will return to the east Coast for our Fly Through The Night Tour. Kicking off in Boston we get things started at the Wilbur Theatre and the Calvin Theatre in Northampton, MA before dropping in to The State Theatre in Ithaca for our 2,000th show. Continue reading for a look back at the long strange trip that has brought us to 2,000 shows. From Ithaca we head on to Rochester, NY New Brunswick, NJ and Jim Thorpe, PA leading into Thanksgiving.

Dark Star Orchestra Celebrating Their 2000th Show...

At the State Theater in Ithaca, NY on November 19, 2011, Dark Star Orchestra will perform its 2000th show since its debut just over 14 years earlier. At this show, DSO is celebrating this special milestone by offering one lucky winner an iPod loaded with over 2000 songs.

Jeff Mattson: Grateful Troubadour

Amid the recent and exciting “Shakedowns” amongst the currently touring Grateful Dead threaded projects, I had the good fortune of swapping some very interesting and eloquent emails with my friend Jeff Mattson.