STS9 Announces Fall Headline Tour
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.
Visit STS9.com for more information.