Starset Embark on Fall Headlining Tour

By:  Addie Hayes, Editor/Lead Writer, Regional Music Journal

On September 13, 2019, Starset released their third studio album Divisions.  Their tour in support of the album kicks off the same day with an appearance at Bogart’s in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Starset’s 2017 album Vessels produced several hits, including the lead single “Monster”, followed by “Satellite”, “Die for You”, “Gravity of You” and “Ricochet”.  When Vessels was released, it debuted at number 11 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and the band spent the majority of 2017 on tour.

In May 2019, Starset announced the upcoming release of their third album along with the fall tour.  Fans have eagerly awaited new music from the band and a new tour.  The first single, “Manifest”, is a powerful, hard hitting track that reflects the band’s continued musical evolution while maintaining a distinct sound fans have come to expect.  Division is a darker album than Vessels and continues Starset’s familiar narrative.  The album opens with “A Brief History of the Future”, an introduction which describes the devastation of a post-apocalyptic future.  The narrative opens with, “this place is a desert for the mind, void of emotion and barren of thought” before continuing, “most minds here have long since atrophied from lack of use”.  This opening creates a dark perspective of the future and leads into the intensity of “Manifest”. 

As the album continues, the melancholic melodies weave their way from song to song, painting a picture of a world impacted by an over consumption of technology, to the detriment of humanity.  Starset’s music beautifully captures the essence of emotion, while also laying out a narrative that has continued from one album to the next.  Other stand out tracks from Divisions include “Echo”, “Perfect Machine”, “Telekinetic” and “Faultline”. 

Starset will be touring the United States through October and Divisions will be available on September 13, 2019. 

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

9/13 — Cincinnati, OH, Bogart’s
9/14 — Millvale, PA, Mr. Smalls Theatre
9/15 — Reading, PA, Reverb
9/17 — Silver Spring, MD, The Fillmore
9/18 — Norfolk, VA, The NorVa
9/20 — Charlotte, NC, The Underground
9/21 — Charleston, SC, Music Farm
9/22 — Atlanta, GA, Buckhead Theatre
9/24 — Baton Rouge, LA, Varsity Theatre
9/25 — Houston, TX, House of Blues
9/27 — San Antonio, TX, Alamodome
9/28 — Dallas, TX, Canton Hall
9/29 — Oklahoma City, OK, Diamond Ballroom
10/1 — Phoenix, AZ, The Pressroom
10/2 — Los Angeles, CA, The Regent
10/4 — San Francisco, CA, The Regency Ballroom
10/5 — Sacramento, CA, Ace of Spades
10/7 — San Diego, CA, House of Blues
10/8 — Ventura, CA, Ventura Theater
10/9 — Reno, NV, Cargo
10/12 — Portland, OR, Roseland Theater
10/13 — Seattle, WA, Neptune Theatre
10/14 — Boise, ID, Knitting Factory
10/16 — Salt Lake City, UT, The Complex
10/17 — Denver, CO, Summit
10/18 — Lincoln, NE, Bourbon Theater
10/20 — Minneapolis, MN, Varsity Theater
10/21 — Chicago, IL, House of Blues
10/24 — Philadelphia, PA, Theatre of Living Arts
10/25 — New York, NY, Gramercy Theatre
10/26 — Hartford, CT, Webster Theater
10/27 — Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club
10/29 — Niagra Falls, NY, Rapids Theater
10/30 — Detroit, MI, The Majestic Theatre
11/1 — Columbus, OH, Express Live!

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