Stars have announced some holiday shows.
It has become customary for our earth-bound, Montreal-based Stars to host holiday events each December that connect their fans and friends to a spirited and beautiful end of year celebration. Their ability to return this year with a carefully curated tour of North America is an expressly needed, early gift indeed. Today, Stars announce December's 'The Together Tour:' six North American holiday shows, including U.S. dates in New York, Philadelphia, and Boston, early next month (see the full schedule below). With 'The Together Tour' Stars can finally get back to do what they do best: gather us close, share in our pain and progress and treat us to an expansive walk through their 20+ year career being our musical confidant to the inner-most secrets we hold. They tell the tales we keep in the darkest, and most hopeful parts of our souls. They have persevered as a band, friends, musical and social curators; always putting art first, as well as the pursuit of transparency and truth. Stars have stayed true over the release of eight albums, countless tours, and every imaginable obstacle in the path of their career and every December (except in the midst of a pandemic) they bring their heart, and the hope to their fans. And their return to live shows this year is accompanied with news that a new Stars album will be released via Last Gang Records in 2022, so expect previews of new songs to grace the upcoming dates alongside fan favorites. Stars albums have always served as thermochromic barometers of their makers’ emotional well-being, be it the romantic upheaval of 2003’s Heart and 2004’s Set Yourself On Fire, the newsticker-triggered discontent of 2007’s In Our Bedroom After the War, the downcast elegies of 2010’s The Five Ghosts (a requiem for singer Torquil Campbell’s father, who passed away during the album’s creation), or the rejuvenation of 2012’s The North (recorded while inter-band couple Amy Millan and Evan Cranley were in the throes of new parenthood). Stars continued with their 2014 dance-club inspired offering, No One Is Lost and the 2017 pristinely produced by Grammy-award winner, Peter Katis, There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light, which was followed by, the beautifully compiled 'best of' of sorts in LaGuardia (2019).