Stars today announced a headlining North American tour this April supporting their acclaimed new album There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light. Beginning on April 12th in New Brunswick, Canada, and including three East Coast dates, the tour then heads south to Boston, MA’s Royale on April 16th and Washington, DC’s 9:30 Club on April 23rd, ending April 24th at Atlanta, GA’s Royale. Ticket pre-sale via www.youarestars.com will be available on Friday, January 26th, with a general on-sale Saturday, January 27th at 12 PM EST. A current tour itinerary is below.
The Album was recorded in Montreal and Connecticut with producer Peter Katis (The National, Japandroids, Jonsi), There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light marks the first time the band shared creative control with someone outside the group. Lyrically, it veers into a world inhabited by characters that have lived inside Stars songs for almost twenty years: a place where people do desperate things in the name of love, a place where the cruelty and coldness of the technological world we live in often smashes up against the frailties of the human heart. Since its release on October 13th, 2017 via Last Gang Records / eOne, There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light earned ‘Best of 2017’ accolades from Pitchfork’s Best Albums of 2017 Reader’s Poll, Under the Radar, The Needle Drop, WFUV, among others, and earned rave reviews and features from outlets including The AV Club, Magnet, Exclaim, ASide, Montreal Gazette, CBC, PopMatters, and more. In November, the band played sold-out shows at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade, LA’s Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and Toronto’s The Great Hall, to rapturous audiences that sang along to every song.
Praise for There Is No love In Fluorescent Light:
“…revived and more emotionally mature on their eighth album… There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light finds the band with their feet on the streets and their heads scraping the sky, just where they belong. Stars stretch hushed electro-pop into scrambling arena rock, blending the Smiths’ guitar romance with bedroom soul like the product of some Mancunian Motown” – Pitchfork
“… crisscrosses the airy, Mirage-era warmth of Fleetwood Mac with Stars’ own lyrical empathy — something that’s become increasingly direct in its intentions.” – Billboard
“It’s meaningful that all that darkness and conflict is packaged with a title that celebrates risk and resiliency. Stars’ members have spent the past 17 years ruminating on the many and varied ways our hearts can get kicked around, but their songs still beg us to head back outside for more.” – NPR Music, First Listen
Don’t forget to listen to the album or purchase an LP here.