Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Stars - The Five Ghosts Pre-release Tour

Canadian indie-pop/rock revolutionaries, Stars announce their seven city, Canadian pre-release tour will start on May 4, 2010 in Ottawa. Serving as a special introduction to their new album, The Five Ghosts - all shows are on sale as of Friday March 26 and Saturday March 27 (indicated below). Available on June 22, The Five Ghosts, the fifth studio album from Stars will be released on the bands own label imprint, Soft Revolution Records and distributed by Universal Music Canada.

The May gigs will allow fans to catch a sneak peek of the band in intimate venues and provide an exclusive preview of The Five Ghosts. Playing the new record in its entirety from start to finish, Stars are also letting fans select additional set list and encore tracks by voting at the bands website

Fans will be able to purchase a pre-release album at the upcoming May shows. On offer will be a limited edition lyric booklet with photos and written pieces from the band and download card. The Five Ghosts will be available in several formats, including special vinyl and digital versions and offering remixes and fan collectables in various packages. Full format release details will follow soon via the bands website.

Lead album single Fixed, a gorgeous, synth-driven, quintessentially classic Stars track sees Amy Millan (a 2010 Juno nominee in her own right for her solo work) on lead vocals and will be available as of April 20 through all digital music outlets. The Five Ghosts was written and recorded by all five Stars members in Montreal and sees a guest appearance from Broken Social Scene/Apostle Of Hustle’s Andrew Whiteman.

Also on the Stars website today is the second album webisode documenting the band’s collective journey in creating this newest musical installment of their incredible career. Additional webisodes and other details will precede the official album launch of The Five Ghosts on June 22.


May 4 – Live Lounge – Ottawa, ON * Presented by LIVE 88.5 ** WIN TO GET IN ONLY **
May 5 – The Mod Club – Toronto, ON * Presented by THE EDGE 102.1 ** ON SALE – Friday March 26 ** ALL AGES
May 6 – Starlight Room – Waterloo, ON ** ON SALE – Friday March 26 **
May 7 – The Casbah – Hamilton ON ** ON SALE – Friday March 26 **
May 8 – London Music Hall – London, ON ** ON SALE – Friday March 26 ** ALL AGES
May 10 – Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB * Presented by CURVE 94.3 ** ON SALE – Saturday March 27 **
May 11 – The Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB * Presented by SONIC 102.9 ** ON SALE – Saturday March 27 **

The Five Ghosts, making of, Pt II