STS9 Announces Fall Headline Tour

STS9 has promised to “Get Loud” this fall. The group’s October-November U.S. outing goes along with the upcoming release of STS9’s first new full-length album in nearly seven years.

The Universe Inside is due out Sept. 2 via STS9’s own 1320 Records. The instrumental electronic/rock band wrote, recorded, produced and mixed the LP at its own 1320 Mission Control in Santa Cruz, Calif.

The album begins with “Supercluster,” which samples the original NASA STS-9 radio transmission. An announcement from the band’s PR rep explains that the song “represents the band’s return from a journey that began with their 1998 debut, Interplanetary Escape Vehicle.”

Another key track is the lead single “Get Loud,” which the band created in collaboration with singer/songwriter Betty Idol and acclaimed production team the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. league. At the center of the song is a “rallying cry disguised as a dance hook,” encouraging listeners to “stand up for justice and civil rights.”

The fall tour follows the band’s 14th consecutive year at Red Rocks Amphitheatre Sept. 9-10, and overall 20th performance at the Morrison, Colo., venue. Here’s the plan:

Oct. 20 – Minneapolis, Minn., Skyway Theatre        
Oct. 21 – Madison, Wis., Orpheum Theater  
Oct. 22 – Detroit, Mich., The Fillmore Detroit          
Oct. 23 – Columbus, Ohio, Express Live!     
Oct. 26 – Louisville, Ky., Mercury Ballroom
Oct. 27 – Memphis, Tenn., New Daisy Theatre        
Oct. 31 – Athens, Ga., Georgia Theatre        
Nov. 3 – Nashville, Tenn., War Memorial Auditorium         
Nov. 4 – Knoxville, Tenn., Tennessee Theatre          
Nov. 5 – Asheville, N.C., Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Nov. 6 – Charlottesville, Va., Jefferson Theater
Nov. 9 – Norfolk, Va., The NorVa    
Nov. 10 – Silver Spring, Md., The Fillmore Silver Spring     
Nov. 11 – Philadelphia, Pa., The Fillmore Philadelphia
Nov. 12 – New York, N.Y., Terminal 5

Presales begin Aug. 23. The general public onsale starts Aug. 26.

STS9 also appears at Suwannee Hulaween in Live Oak, Fla., and Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans over Halloween weekend. Neither festival has announced its daily schedule yet.

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