Armed with a new hit single (“Island”) making the rounds on MTV and MTV2, and a new album, Direction, receiving more critical praise than their previous efforts, Philadelphia pop-punkers The Starting Line are hitting the road for a much anticipated tour.
Formed when lead singer/lyricist Kenny Vasoli was just 15-years-old, The Starting Line has already run the gamut of fast selling albums, jumps to major labels, falls from grace, fan criticism of everything from music to hair, and now…a re-invention.
Fresh off of this summer’s Vans Warped Tour, The Starting Line is ready to bring their bevy of new songs to their fans with 24 US shows which promise to showcase quality live music and a ton of energy. TSL has always excelled at the frenetic optimism bred by live shows and their new music should translate well.
They are joining fast-track-to-fame mavens Paramore, and San Francisco Bay area punk outfit Set Your Goals, who have been described as “New Found Glory after 8 cans of Redbull,” by Alternative Press.
When new band The Almost join the tour in Ventura, California, it is sure to make for a memorable concert. Fronted by Underoath drummer Aaron Gillespie, and often heralded by Vasoli and The Starting Line, The Almost is a melodic trip centered more on hard rock than punk. Gillespie’s first album out from under the Underoath umbrella, Southern Weather, is a memorable debut with killer tracks which beg to be heard live (“Say This Sooner,” “Drive There Now,” and the title track).
Dates are below, but take my advice and check this tour out. My only regret is the lack of dates in the South East. No love again for poor North Carolina.
10/23/2007 Starland Ballroom Sayerville , NJ Paramore, TSL, SYG
10/25/2007 Utica Memorial Auditorium Utica , NY Paramore, TSL, SYG
10/26/2007 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto , ON Paramore, TSL, SYG
10/27/2007 Clutch Cargos Pontiac , MI Paramore, TSL, SYG
10/29/2007 Newport Music Hall Columbus , OH Paramore, TSL, SYG
10/30/2007 Congress Theater Chicago , IL Paramore, TSL, SYG
11/01/2007 The Rave Milwaukee , WI Paramore, TSL, SYG
11/02/2007 The Myth Maplewood , MN Paramore, TSL, SYG
11/03/2007 The Beaumont Kansas City, MO Paramore, TSL, SYG
11/04/2007 The Fillmore Auditorium Denver , CO Paramore, TSL, SYG
11/06/2007 House of Blues Las Vegas , NV Paramore, TSL, SYG
11/08/2007 The Warfield San Fran , CA Paramore, TSL, SYG
11/10/2007 Majestic Theatre Ventura , CA Paramore, TSL, The Almost
11/11/2007 Soma San Diego , CA Paramore, TSL, The Almost
11/15/2007 Marquee Theatre Tempe , AZ Paramore, TSL
11/17/2007 Palladium Ballroom Dallas , TX Paramore, TSL, The Almost
11/18/2007 Stubb's BBQ Austin , TX Paramore, TSL, The Almost
11/19/2007 Meridian Houston , TX Paramore, TSL, The Almost
11/21/2007 Nashville War Memorial Nashville , TN Paramore, TSL, The Almost
11/23/2007 Rams Head Live! Baltimore , MD Paramore, TSL, The Almost
11/24/2007 Worcester Palladium Worcester , MA Paramore, TSL, The Almost
11/25/2007 The Town Ballroom Buffalo , NY Paramore, TSL, The Almost
11/27/2007 Electric Factory Philadelphia , PA Paramore, TSL, The Almost
11/28/2007 Roseland New York , NY Paramore, TSL, The AlmostPowered by Sidelines