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Disco Biscuits 2011 New Years Run CONFIRMED

THE DISCO BISCUITS are thrilled to announce that they will be performing at Chicago's legendary Auditorium Theatre on December 30th and 31st.

17th Mountain Sun Funky Good Times feat. Pearl St. All Stars

The Mountain Sun is 17 years old. The Southern Sun is 8 years old. The Vine Street Pub is almost 3 years old. And The Boulder Theater is throwing an anniversary "Funky Good Times" party to celebrate.

Musicians include-.

-George Porter Jr. from The Funky Meters on bass, returning for the 7th year. We all know how legendary George is on the bass.

-Kyle Hollingsworth from String Cheese Incident on keyboards, also returning for the 7th year. If you have not seen Kyle's style you are missing out. One of the greatest keyboardist of our times.

-Karl Denson from the one and only Karl Denson's Tiny Universe on Saxophone. A highly energized funk machine and formally the sax-man for Lenny Kravitz. Karl is a dynamic musician with the soul to follow.

-Alan Evans from Soul Live on drums. Alan helped Soul Live develop a reputation as one of the most sought after instrumental soul-funk trios in the US.

-Davy Knowles on guitar. Prolific. Prodigal. Profound. That is Davy Knowles. Hailing from the Isle of Man, the tiny kingdom in the middle of the Irish Sea, might have posed a challenge to that childhood epiphany for a lesser talent. Instead, Davy just borrowed his father's acoustic guitar and painstakingly learned to play "Sultans of Swing" by ear. A true virtuoso.

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Dark Star Orchestra Returning to Jam in the Dam

photos by Phil Emma- for the Grateful Web

2007 was another amazing year for Dark Star Orchestra so let's take a second to look back at the band's top 10 highlights of the year:

-Adding Rob Barraco to DSO full-time on keyboards and vocals

-Raising over $22,000 for the Rex Foundation during the DSO Rex Caravan Tour of the West Coast

-Celebrating our 10-year anniversary since forming on a cold November 1997 night in Chicago: what a long strange trip it's been!

-Performing with Bob Weir at the Fillmore during the Black Tie Dye Ball to benefit the Rex Foundation

-Playing the 30th anniversary of 5/8/77, releasing the recordings as the 3-CD Ithaca: 30 Years Later

-Performing our first European dates at Amsterdam's Jam in the Dam festival alongside Yonder Mountain, Keller Williams and Galactic

-Finishing the year by selling out all four mid-Atlantic shows leading up to and including New Year's Eve

-Raising nearly $3000 for Rett Syndrome research at the 5th Annual GratefulFest Benefit Song Raffle, bringing the 5 year total to nearly $15,000 raised for Rett research!

-Launching the all new DarkStarOrchestra.net website

-Having the privilege of performing the Grateful Dead's timeless music to over 125,000 of the best fans nationwide

Dark Star Orchestra returning to Jam in the Dam

The jam is far from over and for those of you who missed out on Jam Cruise (or for those of you still left wanting more!) the Jam in the Dam festival is only a few short months away. DSO is playing a special show Saturday, March 15 at the Melkweg performing an entire 2 set show. Come out and join DSO, Umphrey's McGee, The Disco Biscuits, Perpetual Groove, Tea Leaf Green & Lotus for four nights of great music in Amsterdam, March 16-19. Check out www.jaminthedam.com for the complete details and to secure your festival laminates!

1500 and Counting Tour and Show

Hot on the heels of the '10th Anniversary Tour', Dark Star Orchestra will perform their 1,500th show on this tour, in their hometown of Chicago on February 2. Tickets are now available for the spring tour through DSO Ticketing - it is the online home of our fan club ticketing where you get DSO tickets lower service fees and each ticket you purchase actually plants a tree! So be sure to secure your chance to see the band as they celebrate another milestone of their career!

 

DATE VENUE CITY DSO TICKETS
1,500 and Counting Tour... Begins
Thur 1/31/2008 Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI TICKETS
Fri 2/1 The Vic Theater Chicago, IL TICKETS
Sat 2/2 The Vic Theater Chicago, IL TICKETS
Mon 2/4 GuthrieTheater Minneapolis, MN TICKETS
Tues 2/5 Englert Civic Theater Iowa City, IA TICKETS
Thur 2/7 Barrymore Theater Madison, WI TICKETS
Fri 2/8 Val Air Ballroom Des Moines, IA TICKETS
Sat 2/9 The Pageant St. Louis, MO TICKETS
Sun 2/10 Music Mill Indianapolis, IN TICKETS
Tues 2/12 Bogarts Cincinnati, OH TICKETS
Thur 2/14 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH TICKETS
Fri 2/15 House of Blues Cleveland Cleveland, OH TICKETS
Sat 2/16 Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY TICKETS
Sun 2/17 Carneige Music Hall of Homestead Munhall, PA TICKETS
Thur 2/21 The Norva Norfolk, VA TICKETS
Fri 2/22 The National Richmond, VA TICKETS
Sat 2/23 Neighborhood Theater Charlotte, NC TICKETS
Sun 2/24 Lincoln Theater Raleigh, NC TICKETS
Wed 2/27 Jefferson Center Roanoke, VA TICKETS
Thur 2/28 Orangepeel Asheville, NC TICKETS
Sat 3/1 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA TICKETS
Tues 3/4 Freebird Live Jacksonville, FL TICKETS
Wed 3/5 Jannus Landing St. Petersburg, FL TICKETS
Thur 3/6 Langerado Everglades Nat'l Park, FL TICKETS
1,500 and Counting Tour... Ends
Sat 3/15 Jam in the Dam Amsterdam, Netherlands TICKETS
Sun 3/16 Jam in the Dam Amsterdam, Netherlands TICKETS
Mon 3/17 Jam in the Dam Amsterdam, Netherlands TICKETS
Spring Tour... Begins
Fri 4/11 Valar Center Avon, CO TICKETS
Sat 4/12 Belly Up Aspen Aspen, CO TICKETS
Sun 4/13 Belly Up Aspen Aspen, CO TICKETS
Wed 4/16 Fox Theatre Boulder, CO TICKETS
Thurs 4/17 Fox Theatre Boulder, CO TICKETS
Fri 4/18 Fox Theatre Boulder, CO TICKETS
Sat 4/19 Oriental Theater Denver, CO TICKETS
Sun 4/20 Oriental Theater Denver, CO TICKETS
Thurs 4/24 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA TICKETS
Fri 4/25 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA TICKETS
Sat 4/26 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA TICKETS
Mon 4/28 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA TICKETS
Tues 4/29 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA TICKETS
Wed 4/30 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA TICKETS
Fri 5/2 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR TICKETS
Sat 5/3 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR TICKETS
Sun 5/4 McDonald Theatre Eugene, OR TICKETS