Dark Star Orchestra

DSO 2013 Fall Tour East Announced

You'll barely feel the weather getting colder as Dark Star Orchestra heats things up with Fall Tour East 2013, beginning November 13 in Buffalo followed by a return trip across the border to Toronto and winding up in State College, PA on December 4.

Dark Star Orchestra Reveal Fall Tour, Including 3 Nights in Boulder

No sooner will Summer turn to Fall than Dark Star Orchestra will be truckin' on with the Fall Tour West, beginning September 27. Starting with mountain spots like Jackson Hole, Bozeman and Missoula, the bus then heads northwest for three shows in Washington state, two nights in Portland, followed by a trek through California that stops in good ole SF for a weekend.

Dark Star Orchestra | State Bridge Amphitheatre | 6/29/13 | Review

Flashback to 1972. It’s been a tremendously busy year for the American Rock band the Grateful Dead. Solidifying their identity as “American” the boys (and Donna) traveled to Europe for a 22 show multiple country engagement including East and West Germany, Amsterdam, Lille Fairgrounds, Rotterdam, and beyond. This tour was groundbreaking in Dead evolution, displaying focused and extended jams on newer material such as Playing in the Band, while refining jazzier touches on standby opuses such as Dark Star and The Other One.

DSO High School Expanded Curriculum

The members of Dark Star Orchestra have expanded the curriculum for the first ever DSO High School Retreat!

Dark Star Jubilee 2013 | Review & Photos

All Good Presents and Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Star Orchestra hosted their second annual Dark Star Jubilee Music Festival over the Memorial Day weekend, and from the turnout, it seemed that the challenge made at 2012’s festival by emcee “Toast” was met by the fans of 2012’s Jubilee, where attendees and fans of the band were asked to “Bring a friend or two to next year’s (2013) Jubilee to m

Great South Bay Music Fest Features DSO, Infamous Stringdusters

The Great South Bay Music Festival is the largest three day, “American Themed” music, art & cultural family event on Long Island. Featuring over 50 musical artists on 4 stages, and presenting top name, as well as local emerging artists in contemporary & classic rock, jazz, jam-band, country, folk, zydeco, funk and all types of American music.

Dark Star Orchestra's Founding Member Kevin Rosen Leaving the Band

As the pre-eminent Grateful Dead spirit band, and after 15 years together, Dark Star Orchestra will eclipse the 2200 show mark later this month; and for perspective, the Grateful Dead did 2315 shows in 30 years. Bassist Kevin Rosen is the longest running member of Dark Star Orchestra having performed over 2000 of the bands live shows since forming the group with a four-night stand at Martyrs’ in Chicago in November 1997.

2013 Dark Star Jubilee | Preview

The 2nd Annual Dark Star Jubilee, All Good Presents first festival of the 2013 season, has been scheduled for May 24th-26th, featuring three full shows by renowned Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Star Orchestra and performances by Mickey Hart Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Wailers, Melvin Seals and JGB, The Werks, and Don

Dark Star Orchestra | Showbox at the Market | 4/20/2013 | Review

Past the effulgent cherry red and puke green neon sign delineating Pike Place Market, through a perennial shower of raindrops and mist, and under a vertical column of winking, blinking marquee lights is Seattle's historic Showbox at the Market.  Founded way back in '39 and still going strong, the Showbox ballroom has draw many of the greatest musicians and performers of all time.  Name any artist or band, and they've probably graced the Showbox with their tunes and presence. Duke Ellington? Check. Muddy Waters?

Dark Star Orchestra Returns to Negril with Jam in the Sand 2014

Finishing up their Spring West Coast tour this weekend in Seattle on 4/20, Dark Star Orchestra today announce plans for the 2nd annual Jam in the Sand event. This all-inclusive weekend will be held at the Breezes Grand Resort & Spa in Negril, Jamaica from February 28 to March 4, 2014. A limited amount of Jam in the Sand packages are available now – with complete details available at http://www.dsojaminthesand.com.

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