Canadian indie-pop/rock revolutionaries, Stars announce their US tour will start June 1, 2010 in Boston at the Paradise Rock Club. The tour will serve as a special introduction to their new album, The Five Ghosts.
Available on June 22, The Five Ghosts, the fifth studio album from Stars will be released on the bands own label imprint, Soft Revolution Records licensed around the world with the exception of Canada through Vagrant Records.
The June gigs will allow fans to catch a sneak peek of the band in intimate venues and provide an exclusive preview of The Five Ghosts. Playing the new record in its entirety from start to finish, Stars are also letting fans select additional set list and encore tracks by voting at the bands website.
Fans will be able to purchase a pre-release album at the upcoming May shows. On offer will be a limited edition lyric booklet with photos and written pieces from the band and download card. The Five Ghosts will be available in several formats, including special vinyl and digital versions and offering remixes and fan collectables in various packages. Full format release details will follow soon via the bands website.
Lead album single Fixed, a gorgeous, synth-driven, quintessentially classic Stars track sees Amy Millan (a 2010 Juno nominee in her own right for her solo work) on lead vocals and will be available as of April 20 through all digital music outlets. The Five Ghosts was written and recorded by all five Stars members in Montreal and sees a guest appearance from Broken Social Scene/Apostle Of Hustle's, Andrew Whiteman.
June 1 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
June 3 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA
June 4 Music hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
June 5 Le Poisson Rouge New York, NY
June 6 Free Press Summerfest Houston, TX
June 8 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH
June 9 Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
June 15 The Triple Door Seattle, WA
June 16 The Triple Door Seattle, WA
June 17 Aladdin Theater Portland, OR
June 19 The Independent San Francisco, CA
June 20 The Independent San Francisco, CA
June 22 The Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
June 23 The Troubadour Los Angeles, CA