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DSO Fall Tour Wraps, Cosmic New Years Around the Corner 

Dark Star Orchestra® Fall Tour 2019 is almost over, but there’s still plenty of Jeff Mattson fun to be had this weekend.  Come on down to Richmond, VA December 5 and Washington DC December 6 before DSO Fall tour comes to a close Saturday, December 7 in Norfolk, VA. Jeff returns to the road with DSO for Cosmic New Years, celebrations popping off December 28-29 in Albany, and continuing December 30-31 in Montclair, NJ. Jeff and DSO are grateful to have this time with you and welcome 2020 together.  Happy holidays!

DSO Fall Tour Rolls On 

Jeff Mattson with Dark Star Orchestra’s Fall Tour is in full swing with a full weekend of fun ahead.  Join Jeff in New Haven, Providence, and Tarrytown before he makes all of the traditional Thanksgiving week stops in Concord, Jim Thorpe, and that post-feast Huntington pair November 29-30.  Spend Cyber Monday checking out what’s new and ready to ship from the online home for DSO Merch, then head out to Harrisburg that night for an inaugural boogie on December 2.  Remember, the holiday shopping season is a week short this year, so get a jump on the savings with DSO’s Non-Black-Friday sale going on now online only.  Save on Jam in the Sand gear, Limited Edition Red Rocks Posters, new outerwear and more right now, and we’ll see you in your new threads as Fall Tour rolls on by.

ZT40 is Finally Here 

Thank you to everyone holding a ticket to this weekend’s Zen Tricksters 40th Anniversary celebration at the Landmark on Main Street Theater in Port Washington, NY.  If you were waiting to purchase your ticket, please call the box office at 516.767.6444 to join the waitlist.  Thank you so much for 40 years of support, that is as surreal to us as anything from our wildest dreams, and we can’t wait to see you all this weekend.

Jeff Mattson & DSO to Raise the Dead  

Jeff Mattson summons you to get your spooky on with Dark Star Orchestra this weekend at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, October 31-November 2.  Get freaky Thursday in your costumed best the first night, then come to rage all weekend long.  DSO’ll raise the Dead by resurrecting classic nights from the Cap and other surprises as we fill in this Phil-O-Ween with a haunting good time.  Possess your tickets today right here and at venue outlets, and remember, if you’re holding a ticket to Phil-O-Ween, hang on to it for his rescheduled shows once they’re confirmed.  Happy Halloween!

Fall Tour on the Horizon 

Jeff Mattson and Dark Star Orchestra® are excited for Fall Tour 2019 kicking off September 26 in Chicago and rounding out September in Milwaukee, Madison, and Minneapolis.  October brings Bloomington, IL, Grand Rapids and more as we make our annual Midwest swing.  Expect several stops to include local area Grateful Dead shows including a classic show at the HOB in Cleveland and a Deer Creek show at The Egyptian in Indianapolis, along with DSO’s custom elective shows.  Don’t forget returns to Detroit, Louisville, and Ft. Wayne, then wrap it all up with us, October 11-12 in Columbus and Pittsburgh before we break for a few weeks to reset for the second half of Fall Tour 2019.  Tickets for all of these nights and the rest of 2019 are on sale now right here and at venue outlets.  See you soon!

Jeff Mattson to Join Melvin Seals & JGB 

Let there be even more songs to fill the tropical air, Dark Star Orchestra® is excited to announce Jeff Mattson will be joining Melvin Seals & JGB for all three of their sets at the 2020 DSO Jam in the Sand getaway, January 14-18.  These four nights at the Jewel Paradise Resort and Spa in gorgeous Runaway Bay, Jamaica already have everything going for them, but now with extra Jeff.  Jam in the Sand may be sold out, but you can always join the waitlist as you never know.  We’re already counting down the days to our return to paradise, and are dreaming of Caribbean breezes carrying sweet, sweet music.  See you on the island!

Announcing the Zen Tricksters 40th Anniversary 

Where does the time go?  The Zen Tricksters will celebrate their 40th Anniversary, Sunday November 10, 2019 at the Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater in Port Washington, New York.  We’re so proud this psychedelic project is still something in which we can partake and share, and I hope you’ll join myself, Rob Barraco, Dave Diamond, Tom Circosta, Klyph Black and Jennifer Markard in celebrating four decades of genre-bending jams and other magic. 

Public on-sale begins Friday, August 16 at 12pm EDT, 

Tickets are available right HERE until they’re gone.

Jeff Mattson & DSO Join Hangtown + Red Rocks Home Stretch 

Jeff Mattson and Dark Star Orchestra® are excited to return to Placerville, CA October 24-27 for the 9th Annual Hangtown Music Festival hosted by our friends Railroad Earth.  The stacked lineup for this Halloween celebration features three sets by Railroad Earth as well as sets by Greensky Bluegrass, The Wood Brothers, The Motet, Anders Osborne, and more. 

While Jeff is looking forward to this Northern California fun, it’s hard to see past Red Rocks weekend only one month away.  Be there Sunday, September 8 as Jeff and DSO recreate 9/8/83 on its anniversary with friends electric Hot Tuna on site to warm things up.  Remember, this ticket is the only way to get into DSO’s exclusive Boulder Theater shows September 6-7, and a small amount of Good Lovin’ VIP Experiences remain but we don’t expect them to last long.  Snap up tickets to Hangtown here, and Red Rocks Experiences here. We can’t wait to see you there!

DSO Summer Tour Happening Now 

A fun-filled weekend is upon us as Jeff Mattson and Dark Star Orchestra Summer Tour 2019 is in full-swing.  Celebrate Jerry’s birthday on Thursday, August 1 in Branford, CT, then take yourself out to the ballpark in Rochester, NY Friday, cruise to the Cape in Hyannis, MA on Saturday, and make it up to Maine for a Sunday Funday with Jeff and DSO in Westport.  The following week treat yourself to a rare acoustic night in Ridgefield, CT then help him take over New Jersey with nights in Englewood and Atlantic City before heading over to Asbury Park to celebrate legendary Giants Stadium 7/9/89 in honor of its 30th anniversary.  Dewey Beach, DE, Richmond, VA and the first Dark Star Pisgah Jubilee are on the horizon as well as Jeff’s return to Red Rocks September 8.  We can’t wait for you to dance the nights away with Jeff and DSO all summer long, so pick up tickets to these nights and more right here, and we’ll see you out there!

Ready for Red Rocks? 

Jeff Mattson is!  Jeff and Dark Star Orchestra® can’t wait for you to join them when they return to this hallowed ground Sunday, September 8 to recreate the Grateful Dead’s 9/8/83 on its anniversary.  Joined by our friends Electric Hot Tuna, Sunday will bring an amazing close to a full weekend of Colorado fun that includes two nights at the Boulder Theater, Sept. 6-7 - tickets you can only get with purchase of your Red Rocks ticket.  Want to enter early Sunday?  A small number of Good Lovin’ VIP tickets are still available and come standard with early entry and access to the merch table, a special laminate, a limited edition poster signed by Jeff and DSO, and more.  This trip is a pilgrimage we hope you’ll join us on, and we can’t wait to share it all with you in just a handful of weeks.  Grab your tickets today and we’ll see you on the mountain!