STS9 Announces Spring '17 "Get Loud Tour"

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Submitted by MSO on Tue, 02/07/2017 - 3:32 pm

Following their multiple-night takeovers in Los AngelesAustin and Chicago already this year, acclaimed and adventurous electronic rock band STS9 announced today (2/7) the dates for their spring "Get Loud Tour," named for the lead single off their latest full-length album, THE UNIVERSE INSIDE. The quintet will bring their expansive soundinnovative style combining the energy of 21st century dance music with the dynamics of a band, one-of-a-kind critically acclaimed production and message of unity to audiences across the country this April, with support acts to be announced.

Watch the video tour launch here:

The band's 23-date headlining trek officially kicks off with the previously announced doubleheader at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas March 31 and April 1. From there, STS9--Hunter Brown (guitar/sequences), Jeffree Lerner (percussion), David Phipps (keyboards/synths), Zach Velmer (drums) and Alana Rocklin (bass)--will perform multiple nights in Park City (April 3-4) and Lake Tahoe (April 6-7) and then stop in San Diego, Tulsa, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Boston, Charlotte, Dallas and Houston, among other cities, before wrapping in New Orleans with two shows (April 29-30), one of which will be their acclaimed acoustic Axe The Cables show. Pre-sale tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, February 8 with the general on-sale commencing Monday, February 13 at 10am local time. See below for full list of upcoming tour dates and go to www.getloudtour.com for more information.

STS9 released their latest album THE UNIVERSE INSIDE to critical praise September 2, 2016 via the band's own 1320 Records, marking their first new full-length album in nearly seven years. The 13-track album--the band's first featuring bassist Alana Rocklin--debuted at #1 on the iTunes and Amazon Electronic Albums Charts and #2 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums Chart, marking their highest position to date on that chart. THE UNIVERSE INSIDE features lead single "Get Loud," a collaboration with singer/songwriter Betty Idol and acclaimed production team the J.U.S.T.I.CE. League, and opens with "Supercluster," which samples the original NASA STS-9 radio transmission and represents the band's return from a journey that began with their 1998 debut, Interplanetary Escape Vehicle.

Written, recorded, produced and mixed by the band at their own 1320 Mission Control in Santa Cruz, CA, THE UNIVERSE INSIDE continues the band's stylistic exploration in the studio, with Ben Kaye from Consequence Of Sound saying, "The Universe Inside sees the band return with a message...in all, the record marks a new dawn for the long-standing outfit" (8/26/16) and   Jambands.com's John Patrick Gatta noting, "With the creation of The Universe Inside the quintet may have put out its most important album - artistically and conceptually. Among the spacey atmospherics and danceable rhythms are lyrics and recorded content that reminds us of our interconnectivity, particularly at a time when the world needs a message of unity not division" (12/19/16). Fox Adams from  Sound & Silence Magazine added, "it contains 13 tracks of celestial sounds and goose bump inducing riffs that will take you on a journey back to the band's funk roots" (8/30/16) and Greg Schwartz from PopMatters.com called it, "an energetic disc with a fresh distillation of their ongoing effort to create infectious grooves with a spiritually uplifting vibration" (12/15/16). Kyle Rutherford of The Untz also praised the album saying, "The Universe Inside is a conscious expression of the beauty in the world, and a motivation for all listeners to follow the path they wish to choose" (9/5/16) with Grateful Web's Elliot Engebretson describing it as, "a melodical masterpiece with a message, one that speaks of space, time and this cosmic universe we are all a part of" (10/20/16).

Buy THE UNIVERSE INSIDE on iTunes or 1320 Records now.

Catch STS9 on the road in the following cities:

DATE

CITY

VENUE

Fri 3/31

Las Vegas, NV

Brooklyn Bowl

Sat 4/1

Las Vegas, NV

Brooklyn Bowl

Mon 4/3

Park City, UT

Park City Live

Tue 4/4

Park City, UT

Park City Live

Thu 4/6

Stateline, NV

Harrah's Lake Tahoe - South Shore Room

Fri 4/7

Stateline, NV

Harrah's Lake Tahoe - South Shore Room

Sat 4/8

San Diego, CA

The Observatory - North Park

Sun 4/9

Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix Lights Festival

Wed 4/12

Tulsa, OK

Cain's Ballroom

Thu 4/13

St. Louis, MO

The Pageant

Fri 4/14

Milwaukee, WI

Riverside Theatre

Sat 4/15

Grand Rapids, MI

20 Monroe Live

Tue 4/18

Pittsburgh, PA

Stage AE

Wed 4/19

New Haven, CT

College Street Music Hall

Thu 4/20

Boston, MA

House of Blues

Fri 4/21

Richmond, VA

The National

Sat 4/22

Charlotte, NC

The Fillmore Charlotte

Tue 4/25

Chattanooga, TN

Track 29

Wed 4/26

Oxford, MS

The Lyric Oxford

Thu 4/27

Dallas, TX

House of Blues

Fri 4/28

Houston, TX

House of Blues

Sat 4/29

New Orleans, LA

Joy Theater

Sun 4/30

New Orleans, LA

Joy Theater (Axe The Cables show)

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