Produced by Rob Graves (Halestorm, Red) and mixed by Ben Grosse (Breaking Benjamin, Filter), VESSELS–the new album from American cinematic rock outfit STARSET out tomorrow, January 20 (Razor & Tie)–is taking the band to new heights. Featuring songs “Monster,” “Back To The Earth” and “Ricochet,” the album is a data-stream rendered in sound, escaping the gravity of formula radio rock and further embedding the band into far reaches of online spaces. STARSET is on a unique path in terms of digital exposure, amassing an overall view count on YouTube from official videos–including those for first single “Monster” and “Ricochet” with its unique 360 degree lyric video–along with user-generated content, at approximately 620 million views, increasing by 1.5 million views per day.
VESSELS will be available for purchase via digital and physical retailers nationwide TOMORROW, January 20.
In support of VESSELS, STARSET officially launch their U.S. headlining tour with a hometown record release show in Columbus, Ohio tomorrow (January 20). The four-week outing, featuring direct support from Gemini Syndrome, will take front man Dustin Bates and his helmeted-and-pressure-suited crew–bassist Ron DeChant, guitarist Brock Richards and drummer Adam Gilbert–across the country, stopping in such cities as Chicago, Denver, Spokane, Reno, Scottsdale, Dallas, Houston, Baton Rouge, Baltimore and Pittsburgh, with a Los Angeles show at The Roxy confirmed for January 31.
With over 300 shows logged to date, STARSET has distinguished themselves touring with the likes of Breaking Benjamin and In This Moment, playing major U.S. rock festivals and four sold-out performances in planetariums, becoming the first rock band to play live in the full dome entertainment environment. This spring, the band will return to Welcome To Rockville, Fort Rock, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion and Rock On the Range, following their 2015 debut at all five of the annual rock events. Tickets for all dates are on sale now; see below for full tour routing.
VESSELS is the follow-up to STARSET’s 2014 Razor & Tie debut, Transmissions, a landmark album selling in excess of a quarter million combined albums, streams and downloads, and propelled by singles including the unforgettable “My Demons” (which spent an unprecedented 43 weeks scaling rock charts). The band plans to tour extensively throughout 2017.
Later this year, Marvel Comics will be releasing a graphic novel based on The Starset Society. The band premiered a new song on Marvel.com yesterday along with a feature article on front man Bates. Read it HERE.
Catch STARSET on the road in 2017 in the following cities:
|Headlining Tour Dates w/ Gemini Syndrome supporting:|
|Fri||1/20||Columbus, OH||Newport Music Hall*|
|Wed||1/25||Boise, ID||Knitting Factory|
|Thu||1/26||Spokane, WA||Knitting Factory|
|Sat||1/28||Reno, NV||Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor|
|Sun||1/29||Fresno, CA||Fulton 55|
|Tue||1/31||Los Angeles, CA||The Roxy|
|Thu||2/2||Scottsdale, AZ||Pub Rock|
|Fri||2/3||Tucson, AZ||Club XS|
|Wed||2/8||Corpus Christi, TX||Brewsters Street Ice House|
|Thu||2/9||Houston, TX||Scout Bar|
|Fri||2/10||Baton Rouge, LA||The Varsity Theatre|
|Sat||2/11||Madison, AL||11th Frame|
|Sun||2/12||Johnson City, TN||Capone’s|
|Wed||2/15||Lancaster, PA||Chameleon Club|
|Fri||2/17||Pittsburgh, PA||Rex Theatre|
|*without Gemini Syndrome|
|Sat||4/29||Jacksonville, FL||Welcome to Rockville|
|Sun||4/30||Fort Myers, FL||Fort Rock|
|Fri||5/5||Concord, NC||Carolina Rebellion|
|May 13-14||Somerset, WI||Northern Invasion|
|May 19-21||Columbus, OH||Rock On the Range|