Dark Star Orchestra Cancels Summer Tour Due To Coronavirus


Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra canceled all of their 2020 summer tour dates “due to the continued risk and uncertainty around covid-19.” The band previously canceled a run spanning June 25 – July 10 and now axed the remainder of the tour.

The dates affected by the latest cancelation were originally scheduled to take place between July 12 and August 22. DSO shows slated for Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania; Washington D.C.; Port Chester, New York; Boston; Westbury, New York; Buffalo; Rochester; Ellicottville, New York; Hyannis, Massachusetts; Baldwinsville, New York; Jay, Vermont; Asbury Park, New Jersey; Hampton Beach, New Hampshire; Northampton, Massachusetts; Branford, Connecticut; Brooklyn; East Providence, Rhode Island; Dewey Beach, Delaware; Richmond, Virginia and Black Mountain, North Carolina have all been called off.

The band issued the following statement about the decision to cancel the tour:

Due to the continued risk and uncertainty around covid-19, it’s with heavy hearts that we share the news of our summer tour cancellation.

Unfortunately, there will be no Dark Star Orchestra performances for the entire summer.

We will deeply miss sharing the music and we cannot wait to connect with you as soon as the environment allows! This music has brought us together for decades and it will soon do so once again. Keep healthy, keep kind and keep on keepin’ on!

We hope for peace, love and non-violence during these troubled times.

“While DSO performs at all these ticketed shows, please understand that the band does not handle the ticketing for our events,” added the group about the ticketing siutation. “Each venue or local promoter handles the ticketing with their specific ticketing company, and all tickets will be refunded from original point of purchase and on their schedule; so please be patient.”