DSO Spring Tour Arrives as Winter's Done

DSO at Cervantes - 12/30/04- for the Grateful Web

Following a nation-spanning Fall Tour and a brief break, Dark Star Orchestra returns to the road as seasons change and roses bloom. Get on 'the bus' when DSO rolls through your town. Stops in Colorado, Midwest, Southeast throughout March and April.

Festival season is already upon us as the band performs two shows at the Wanee Festival at the Spirit of Suwanee Park  April 15, 16. Performers at Wanee include the Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Galactic, and many other fine acts.

Stay tuned to the tour dates page as other summer festivals announce that Dark  Star Orchestra will take their stages. DSO SPRING TOUR Tickets for most shows available in advance:

Mar 24
8150 Club
Vail, CO

Mar 25, 26
Fox Theatre
Boulder, CO

Mar 27
Denver, CO

Mar 29 
Granada Theater
Lawrence, KS

Mar 31
Minneapolis, MN

Apr 1
Barrymore Theatre
Madison, WI
w/ New Monsoon

Apr 2
The Rave
Milwaukee, WI

Apr 3 
Durty Nellie's
Palatine, IL

Apr 5
Canopy Club
Champaign, IL

Apr 7
Neighborhood Theatre
Charlotte, NC

Apr 8, 9
The Orange Peel
Asheville, NC

Apr 10
Lincoln Theatre
Raleigh, NC

Apr 13
Georgia Theatre
Athens, GA

Apr 15, 16
Wanee Festival
Suwanee Springs, FL

Apr 17
Music Farm
Charleston, SC

Apr 18
Marrz Theater
Wilmington, NC

Apr 20
NorVa Theater
Norfolk, VA

Apr 21
Starr Hill Music Hall
Charlottesville, VA

Apr 22, 23
State Theatre
Falls Church, VA

Apr 25
Recher Theatre
Falls Church, VA

Apr 26 
The Crowbar
State College, PA

Apr 28
Penn's Peak
Jim Thorpe, PA

Apr 29 
Mr. Small's Theater
Milvale, PA

Apr 30
The Odeon
Cleveland, OH

May 1
Royal Oak Music Theater
Royal Oak, MI

* Tour Resumes May 27 *

:: additional June tour
dates to be added ::

Some highlights >>

May 27-28
Irving Plaza
New York, NY

June 3
Count Basie Theatre
Red Bank, NJ

June 4
Electric Factory
Philadelphia, PA

June 10
Somerville Theater
Somerville, MA

June 11
Hampton Beach Casino
Hampton Beach, NH

June 13, 14 
Higher Ground
Burlington, VT

June 18
Bluffton, OH

July 15
Fraze Pavilion
Kettering, OH

Setlist from DSO DVD:

Recorded May 8, 2004 at the Fillmore Auditorium
San Francisco, CA

Performing 5/5/1977 Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT

1:Promised Land, Sugaree*, Mama Tried> El Paso, Tennessee Jed, L. L. Rain*,
Deal, Lazy Lightning> Supplication, Peggy-O, Music*

2:Bertha*, Estimated*, Scarlet> Fire*> Good Lovin> St. Stephen> Sugar Magnolia

Encore: Johnny B Goode

*=with Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay on vocals
(trading off with Lisa)

Dark Star Orchestra DVD:
Live at the Fillmore

2 DVD &; 2 CD Set

View online @

from each song on the DVD!

DVD Recorded Live May 8, 2004
of DSO recreating May 5, 1977

Available now from


Dark Star Orchestra Wants to Hear From You!

Have you come to a DSO performance and had more than just a good time? We'd like to hear your stories from the road: have you brought a friend to a show
and gotten thanked? Had an out of body experience? Been to the Grateful Dead  show that DSO recreated that night? Found the meaning of life at a show?

Any and all fun experiences detailed in an email are welcomed. We'll select one lucky contributor at random to receive a pair of tickets to their next Dark Star Orchestra performance.  Email Dave your particular tale. Be sure to include your contact information so we can get back in touch if  your story is selected. Stories will not be published without permission.