Starset Has ‘Vessel,’ Will Tour

Decked out in helmets and pressure suits, the intrepid music makers collectively known as Starset embark on a tour in beginning in mid-January.  The flight plan includes stops in Chicago, Denver, Pittsburgh and Houston as well as a record release show in the band’s hometown.

With frontman Dustin Bates provides the face for Starset, bassist Ron DeChant, guitarist Brock Richards and drummer Adam Gilbert dress in gear you’d usually associate with astronauts.  The result is a striking visual image of futuristic tech meeting live rock ’n’ roll.

Starset’s sophomore album, Vessels, drops Jan. 20 via Razor & Tie.  The band’s advance press describes the release as “a data-stream rendered in sound where Bates becomes the deus-ex-machina in an age of information overload that is increasingly complex yet ultimately human.”

First single from the LP is “Monster.”

Jan. 14 – Flint, Mich., The Machine Shop
Jan. 20 – Columbus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall
Jan. 21 – Chicago, Ill., Metro / Smart Bar
Jan. 23 – Denver, Colo., Marquis Theater
Jan. 25 – Boise, Idaho, Knitting Factory Concert House
Jan. 26 – Spokane, Wash., Knitting Factory Concert House
Jan. 28 – Reno, Nev., Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor
Jan. 29 – Fresno, Calif., Fulton 55
Jan. 31 – West Hollywood, Calif., The Roxy Theatre
Feb. 2 – Scottsdale, Ariz., Pub Rock Live
Feb. 3 – Tucson, Ariz., Club XS
Feb. 6 – Dallas, Texas, Trees
Feb. 8 – Corpus Christi, Texas, Brewster Street Ice House
Feb. 9 – Houston, Texas, Scout Bar
Feb. 10 – Little Rock, Ark., Metroplex Live
Feb. 11 – Madison, Ala., 11th Frame At Madison Bowling Center
Feb. 12 – Johnson City, Tenn., Capone’s
Feb. 14 – Baltimore, Md., Baltimore Soundstage
Feb. 15 – Lancaster, Pa., Chameleon
Feb. 17 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Rex Theater
April 29 – Jacksonville, Fla., Metropolitan Park  ()
April 30 – Fort Myers, Fla., JetBlue Park ()
May 5 – Concord, N.C., Charlotte Motor Speedway ()

Starset is also scheduled to appear at in Columbus, Ohio, sometime during the festival’s May 19-21 run.

Gemini Syndrome supports Jan. 14-Feb. 17.

General onsales begin Dec. 9.  Go to for more details.