The Starting Line to headline North American tour

Music News | Feb 26th, 2008

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NEW YORK Pennsylvania based modern-rocker quartet THE STARTING LINE will headline their north American tour in support of their Virgin Records release, Direction. The tour will kick off in State College, PA on March 18, following their overseas tour in Australia.

Direction entered the Billboard Top 200 album sales chart at No. 30 and has successfully plotted an aggressive upward trajectory of the band, both creatively and commercially. At the same time, the first single from Direction, the gripping and melodic “Island,” peaked at #21 on the Modern Rock charts and reached Top 10 at several stations throughout the country. The video has also had great exposure on IMF, FUSE, MTV, MTVu and recently spent a few weeks as the #1 most streamed video on MTV2.

THE STARTING LINE teamed up with heavy-hitting multiple Grammy nominee Howard Benson to produce Direction and has already been greeted as the band’s best so far. THE STARTING LINE “If Need To Love’ doesn’t raise some goosebumps, consider defrosting your heart,” says Spin. Direction, Alternative Press sums up, is a collection of “flawless pop-punk songs that should appeal to anyone with a pulse.” “It was a huge leap in maturity and form for the band,” notes producer Benson. “That’s what you look for in an artist.” On the album, Saosin vocalist Cove Reber duets with TSL lead singer Vasoli on “Something Left To Give.” AbsolutePunk adds: “concoct an album that gives pop-music its soul back.”

Direction is the much-anticipated follow-up of THE STARTING LINE’s 2005 Billboard Top 20 album, Based on a True Story.

LOOKING FOR THE STARTING LINE? You’ll find them here:

3/18 State College, PA LuLu’s
3/19 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small’s Theatre
3/20 Detroit, MI St. Andrews
3/21 Chicago, IL Metro
3/22 Milwaukee, WI The Rave II (Downstairs)
3/24 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
3/25 Des Moines, IA People’s Court
3/26 Sauget, IL Pop’s
3/27 Kansas City, MO The Beaumont
3/28 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
3/29 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
3/31 Seattle, WA El Corazon
4/1 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
4/2 Eugene, OR McDonald Theatre
4/3 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
4/4 Sacramento, CA The Boardwalk
4/5 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless/Bamboozle
4/6 Las Vegas, CA Jillian’s
4/7 Tucson, AZ The Rock
4/9 San Antonio, TX The White Rabit
4/10 Dallas, TX House of Blues
4/11 Houston, TX Meridian
4/13 Orlando, FL House of Blues
4/14 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution
4/15 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
4/16 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
4/17 Norfolk, VA Norva Theatre
4/18 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
4/19 Worcester, MA Worcester Palladium
4/20 Washington, DC 9:30 Club