Starset’s sophomore album Vessels debuts at #11 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart with more than 23,000 equivalent album units. This is one of the most impressive sales weeks from a new rock band in the last year and a confirmation that Starset is charting a new and ambitious course to refresh and redefine rock in 2017. The album also comes in at #3 on the Billboard Top Current Rock Album Chart. . “Monster,” the first single from the album, is rapidly ascending the rock radio charts and moves to #12 this week. Vessels is the follow-up to Starset’s 2014 debut album, Transmissions, a landmark album that sold in excess of a quarter million combined albums, streams and downloads, propelled by the single My Demons, which had the longest ascent to the top 5 in the history of the rock radio charts.
Led by Dustin Bates, Starset has developed an unparalleled digital foothold, amassing nearly 700 million YouTube views, driven primarily by the band’s rabid fan base synching Starset songs to a variety of visual images. Later this year, Marvel Comics will be releasing a graphic novel based on The Starset Society.
Produced by Rob Graves (Halestorm, Red) and mixed by Ben Grosse (Breaking Benjamin, Filter), Vessels escapes the tried formula of much of rock today and is a near-planetary collision of sound, vision and iconoclastic ideologies inspired by the likes of Nikola Tesla and Ray Kurzweil.
Starset kicked of album release day with a sold out show at Express Live! in their hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Remaining routing is as follows:
DATE CITY VENUE
Headlining Tour Dates w/ Gemini Syndrome supporting:
Thu 2/2 Scottsdale, AZ Pub Rock
Fri 2/3 Tucson, AZ Club XS
Mon 2/6 Dallas, TX Trees
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
Tue 2/14 Baltimore, MD Soundstage
Wed 2/15 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
Fri 2/17 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theatre
*without Gemini Syndrome
Fri 4/28 Tampa, FL 98RockFest
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
UK and Europe tour plans will be revealed soon.