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Saturday, January 31

Dates: Dark Star Orchestra - Winter/Spring 2015 - Dark Star Jubilee and Dark Star's Jamaican Jam In The Sand!

Photo: Shaffner
Jam In The Sand: Only 2 Rooms Left...
All you'll find in Jamaica is easy living at Dark Star's Jamaican Jam In The Sand! Count on 2 fingers the number of all-inclusive packages at the Grand Lido Resort and Spa in Negril, Jamaica that still remain. Don't let someone else get yours! Like the Jubilee you'll never have to choose between whose set to see, only which pool you want to sit by, which frosty beverage to hold or whether or not to snorkel before the David Nelson Band goes on! As soon as your plane hits the ground, everything is taken care of for you and yours. Four nights of Dark Star Orchestra in paradise await for a trip you'll never forget so book today!
Spring Tour East Set
Launching at the State Theater in New Brunswick, NJ on May 7, Dark Star Orchestra will spend Spring Tour East thawing out and settling in with a multitude of multi-night runs. Opening weekend features two nights at Penn's Peak with another pair in Burlington the following week. We'll do double duty in Westbury, NY on May 15-16, camp out in Port Chester, May 29-30 and will close out with two in Hampton Beach, NH 6/5-6. In between we'll light up Keene, York, Wilmington, Brooklyn, Boston and more as well as host a special acoustic night in Washington DC on 5/17.  In the tradition of Spring Tour East, we'll split in the middle to host our very own Dark Star Jubilee!  for most shows are here.
A Jubilant Lineup

Featuring Los Lobos, Railroad Earth, Robert Randolph and the Family Band and more, we cannot wait to see you at the Dark Star Jubilee in Legend Valley, May 21-24! Pre-Sale  have come and gone, however save now on Early Bird  and set yourself up for all the hot pickin' fun you can get with Peter Rowan's Twang 'an Groove and the Steep Canyon Rangers. A limited number of Early Bird  now available saving you $50 off the GA gate price and $80 off Good Lovin' VIP packages. Bring your family with Little Star Kids 12 and under for only $25. Every ticket includes camping, parking and three full days of entertainment, where there are no overlapping sets. No painful choices here, head over to www.darkstarjubilee.com for the full line-up,  and more! Can't wait to see you for the most intimate family gathering of the summer.
Winter Tour 2015
2/6/15
The Vic Theatre
Chicago
IL

2/7/15
Riverside Theatre
Milwaukee
WI

2/8/15
The Pageant
St. Louis
MO

2/10/15
House Of Blues Cleveland
Cleveland
OH

2/12/15
Egyptian Room
Indianapolis
IN

2/13/15
Newport Music Hall
Columbus
OH

2/14/15
Madison Theater
Covington
KY

2/16/15
Iron City
Birmingham
AL

2/18/15
Variety Playhouse
Atlanta
GA

2/19/15
The Orange Peel
Asheville
NC

2/20/15
The Fillmore Charlotte
Charlotte
NC

2/21/15
The Ritz
Raleigh
NC

2/23/15
Culture Room
Ft. Lauderdale
FL

2/24/15
Culture Room
Ft. Lauderdale
FL


Jam In The Sand III
2/27/15
Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa
Negril, Jamaica

2/28/15
Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa
Negril, Jamaica

3/1/15
Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa
Negril, Jamaica

3/2/15
Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa
Negril, Jamaica


Spring Tour West 2015
3/26/15
Boulder Theater
Boulder
CO

3/27/15
Boulder Theater
Boulder
CO

3/28/15
Boulder Theater
Boulder
CO

3/29/15
The Depot
Salt Lake City
UT

4/1/15
The Showbox
Seattle
WA

4/2/15
Crystal Ballroom
Portland
OR

4/3/15
Crystal Ballroom
Portland
OR

4/4/15
McDonald Theatre
Eugene
OR

4/6/15
Terrapin Crossroads
San Rafael
CA

4/7/15
Great American Music Hall
San Francisco
CA

4/8/15
Great American Music Hall
San Francisco
CA

4/10/15
Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Paso Robles
CA

4/11/15
Libbey Bowl
Ojai
CA


Spring Tour East 2015
5/7/15
State Theatre
New Brunswick
NJ

5/8/15
Penn's Peak
Jim Thorpe
PA

5/9/15
Penn's Peak
Jim Thorpe
PA

5/11/15
Higher Ground Ballroom
Burlington
VT

5/12/15
Higher Ground Ballroom
Burlington
VT

5/13/15
Colonial Theatre
Keene
NH

5/15/15
The Space At Westbury
Westbury
NY

5/16/15
The Space At Westbury
Westbury
NY

5/17/15
The Hamilton
Washington
DC

5/19/15
Pullo Center
York
PA

TICKETS
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Photo Gallery: Umphrey's McGee - The Paramount - Huntington, NY,Long Island - 1/18/ 2015




































Photos: Mike Geller 
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Friday, January 30

Dates: EOTO - "Outer Orbit Tour" - Spring 2015

 EOTO's "Outer Orbit Tour" begins at Royale NightClub in Boston on March 11. The duo then heads to New Haven, Burlington and Buffalo before a festival appearance in California on March 19. Hann & Travis then return east for shows in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. From there, EOTO plays Ohio's Hoopla in the Hills and concludes the tour with stops in Richmond, Athens, Murfreesboro and Knoxville. Ticketing information will be announced soon.
EOTO Outer Orbit Tour 2015
3/11/15 - Royale NightClub - Boston, MA
3/12/15 - Toad's Place - New Haven, CT
3/13/15 - Higher Ground - Burlington, VT
3/14/15 - Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY
3/19/15 - Serenity Gathering - La Jolla Indian Campground - Pauma Valley, CA
3/20/15 - TLA - Philadelphia, PA
3/21/15 - 9:30 Club - Washington D.C.
3/26/15 & 3/27/15 - Hoopla in the Hills - Frontier Ranch - Pataskala, OH
3/28/15 - The National - Richmond, VA
4/1/15 - Georgia Theatre - Athens, GA
4/2/15 - TEMPT Murfreesboro - Murfreesboro, TN
4/3/15 - The International - Knoxville - Knoxville, TN

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Editorial: More Tickets for the fans. Why The Grateful Dead 50th Shows had to change their ticketing rules. With one added important point!

So as soon as it was announced that The Grateful Dead would be putting on a three night extravaganza in Soldier Field in Chicago over the 4th of July weekend all of the rumors had finally been put to rest. We had concrete instructions and descriptions on who would be playing i.e. Phil, Bob, Mickey and Billy with dead-head and dead contributor Bruce Hornsby on Keys/Vocals with Jeff Chimenti also on Keys and Trey Anastasio on Guitar/Vocals.  How to get those tickets; as they immediately offered an oldschool mail order where you send in your money orders and a self addressed stamped envelope to their PO Box in Stinson Beach in Marin County California.  This was supposed to last three days and then a band pre-sale on Feb 12th and the remaining tickets through Ticketmaster later in February. 

The problem the band had was that they received an overwhelming amount of envelopes in the first few days, so many in fact that by the morning of the 22nd they cut off mail order. Then after a number of changes, they ended up saying that there would be no more Dead Pre-Sale, those tickets would go to fill the mail-order lot, and they got rid of seats on the floor so there is a pit which you can ONLY get if you get it through mail order.  There is a GA Field behind the pit which could be broken into price ranges, the more you paid the closer you get,  I cannot confirm exactly where your $215 reserved tickets will put you if you get them.  So when I discussed the possibilities here with fellow Grateful Music staff member Michael Stein we believe the whole floor will be GA, aside from the GA Pit, but I wouldn't discount some high priced cordoned off VIP sections somewhere down there for the high roller experience. Maybe the ($215 reserved) are the closest reserved seats to the stage? We broke this down at the bottom of the editorial to give you the information as we know it with some good speculation as well.  

So what does mean?  It means a lot of things and in the biggest of pictures it means all good things.  First off if you were so lucky to have a grand saved up and you got off an envelope decked out/or not and it's dated the 20th of January you have a very good chance of getting your order filled, they can't fill them all but they have pushed back the on-sale date so that they can tell you if you won or lost in this lottery of ticket seeking, I am anxious to see what the Mail Order Tickets look like, the artwork used to be pretty awesome and Phish has taken it up a notch over the years, I'm sure in this case the tickets will not disappoint, as for what they look like and where they get you in the show.

From most perspectives it is the biggest concert event of the decade so far and that says a lot. Speaking of the lot, it will be a shit ton of fun with gates opening at mid-day there will be three last Shakedown's, where I see fans from all walks of life meeting up, some that haven't seen each other for months, others decades.  It will damn near in itself be worth the price of admission.  Back to the price, so because we speculate they have made the entire floor GA, aside from the GA Pit, it will add room for a few thousand more tickets if not more.  I'm no expert but they might even open up the back of the stage area though I'm glad they have so far decided against selling these (behind the band tickets).  The way that the organization of the Grateful Dead kept dynamic and Shapiro and Madison House made these changes will guarantee more tickets get in the hand of fans, which means less scalpers which will drive the price down, usually true heads sell their extras for face value. 

 Ticketmaster will be a very hard bet, at least to get the good seats, they will go on Stub-Hub for hundreds of dollars in the secondary market but it is of my belief that nose-bleed tickets will be easily obtained for all three nights and to say you were there is a big part of going, then there is the epic music and the lights and dancing and the backdrop of Chicago.  

1/30/15- One added last point, why no updated seating chart?  This would answer a lot of these questions.  Since they had such a huge mail-order turnout let's assume they are trying to increase the venue capacity and if that means selling seats at a lower price behind the stage so be it, but I think they are STILL waiting to hear back from the Fire Marshall's okay on how many people can safely attend each night before they make a final seating chart.  This is my speculation, I have no source but my intuition and educated guess on this only.

I have heard rumors that because of the amazing turnout that some members of the band are going back on their word and that these wont be the last ever, maybe a 55th anniversary? Or maybe an even sooner reunion, but this is speculation and really I don't care at this point.  I will continue to see these guys play, I love seeing Mickey's band, Bobby's Ratdog, when it's hot nothing can beat it.  Billy and his Kids is a fantastic spread of musicians and of course Phil and Friends. As I am lucky enough to live within commuting distance of Terrapin Crossroads, I can go a few times a year and speaking of Terrapin, just try and imagine the Terrapin Station that will be played over the three night run! So summing it up, they did the right thing.  They adjusted to keep the fans the one's with tickets in their hands and this is why we love the band, The Grateful Dead.
See you down the road in July!
Sammy Martin

 To recap the 3 changes in the last 2 days:
There is no longer a Grateful Dead fan club presale on 2/11, This means barring aftermarket ticket purchases. There are now 3 way to purchase tickets.

  • Mail order (now over, must have been postmarked Jan 20th)
  • CID Ticket/Hotel Packages (on-sale February 11th at 10AM CST)
^^^ $$$$ Look Into The Above Packages $$$$ ^^^
  • Ticketmaster Public on-sale: (Sat February 28th 10:00 AM CST)We now learned as of today 1/28 that the only way to purchase/obtain GA Pit tickets are through Mail order only. No Pit tickets will be available via the Public on-sale viaTicketmaster. (However GA Pit will also be available in limited numbers via the CID packages.) GA Field behind the GA Pit will be available through Ticketmaster.
  • We have also learned the the section behind GA Pit is now GA Field. No reserved field seating. Just GA Pit, and GA Field. Per our interpretation of the dead50.net website.

Michael Stein
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Festivals 2015: The Ville Festival Adds to Memorial Day Lineup With ALO, Cabinet, Carbon Leaf & More - May 21-24 at Clay’s Park - North Lawrence, Ohio


 Featuring a wide range of musical styles, The Ville Music Festival offers something for everyone with the recent additions of fan-favorites ALO, Cabinet, Carbone Leaf, and more to the lineup.   Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Performs Two Sets While Papadosio Headlines Pre-Party Thursday; Discounted Early Bird Tickets Available Now

Held May 21-24 at Clay’s Park - approximately 45 minutes south of Cleveland, Ohio - the spacious, family-friendly venue located in North Lawrence, Ohio is complete with wooded and field camping, a grass covered dance area and a beautiful water park suitable for adults and children of all ages where full rein is included with each ticket price.

The final lineup for The Ville Music Festival includes:
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (2 sets)
Papadosio
Lettuce
Chris Robinson Brotherhood
EOTO
Trigger Hippy (featuring Joan Osborne, Jackie Greene)
ekoostik hookah
ALO
Carbon Leaf
Cabinet
McLovins
Rumpke Mountain Boys
Broccoli Samurai
David Gans
Aliver Hall
Jones For Revival
Yosemight
Hot Sauce Committee (Beastie Boys tribute)
Derick Howard (Beach Stage)
Slap & Tickle (Beach Stage)

With late night sets on the Campground Stages by:
Blue Moon Soup
Syrup
Willie Mac and the Leftovers
John Welton
Shady Grove


The Ville is a truly grassroots event featuring music throughout the weekend on two different stages, as well as offering a long-standing tradition of high end audio production, sound and lights for an extremely reasonable and affordable ticket price. A limited amount of Early-Bird tickets are available now at www.thevillefestival.com where a 3-day pass is $80, 4-day pass including Pre-Party Thursday with Papadosio is $100. Children 12 and under are free with parents holding festival tickets. 
TICKETS
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Festivals 2015: TICKETS ON SALE NOW! - Forecastle Festival - July 17th - 19th - Louisville, KY

Get Your Tickets Now!
The initial lineup for The Forecastle Festival has been announced with bands like Widespread, My Morning Jacket and Modest Mouse it's looking pretty tempting!

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