STS9 ANNOUNCES 2008 FALL TOUR AND ANNUAL ATLANTA NEW YEAR’S PLANS

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STS9’S NEW ALBUM, PEACEBLASTER, CHARTS ON BILLBOARD AND iTUNES

This fall, STS9 hits premier indoor theatres coast to coast from Los Angeles to Washington D.C., and points in between. The 22 night tour wraps up a huge year for the electronic buzz band, who released their acclaimed studio release, Peaceblaster, in July of this year. Also just announced, the band will officially bid farewell to 2008 at their annual four-night New Year’s Eve run at The Tabernacle in Atlanta.

Peaceblaster, released on the band’s self-owned record label 1320 Records, proved STS9’s rise has only just begun; the album reached #10 on Billboard’s Electronic Chart, #27 on Billboard’s Heatseeker Chart, #2 on iTUNES Electronic Chart, and #63 on CMJ’s Top 200. Remix Magazine reviewed “STS9’s new CD, Peaceblaster might take fans by surprise…the music is a lot darker, punchier, beefier and more cinematic.”

STS9’s fall tour and New Years celebration dates include:

October 22 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA w/ Alex Botwin of Pnuma Trio (DJ Set)
October 23 House of Blues Anaheim CA w/ Pnuma Trio
October 24 Marquee Theatre Tempe AZ w/ Pnuma Trio
October 25 The Joint @ Hard Rock Las Vegas NV w/ Pnuma Trio
October 26 Orpheum Theatre Flagstaff AZ w/ Pnuma Trio
October 29 Cain’s Ballroom Tulsa OK w/ Pnuma Trio
October 30 Warehouse Live Houston TX w/ Pnuma Trio
October 31 Stubb’s Austin TX w/ Pnuma Trio
November 1 House of Blues Dallas TX w/ Count Bass D
November 2 House of Blues New Orleans LA w/ Count Bass D
November 5 Lyric Theatre Oxford MS w/ Count Bass D
November 6 War Memorial Nashville TN w/ Count Bass D
November 7 Alabama Theatre Birmingham AL w/ Count Bass D
November 8 Tennessee Theatre Knoxville TN w/ Count Bass D
November 9 Headliner’s Music Hall Louisville KY w/ Count Bass D
November 12 Charleston Music Hall Charleston SC w/ Count Bass D
November 13 Amos’ Southend Charlotte NC w/ Count Bass D
November 14 The NorVa Norfolk VA w/ Eliot Lipp
November 15 9:30 Club Washington DC w/ Eliot Lipp
November 16 9:30 Club Washington DC w/ Eliot Lipp
November 19 Mr. Smalls Theatre Millvale PA w/ Eliot Lipp
November 20 House of Blues Cleveland OH w/ Eliot Lipp
November 21 The Rave Milwaukee WI w/ Eliot Lipp
November 22 First Avenue Minneapolis MN w/ Eliot Lipp
December 28 The Tabernacle Atlanta GA
December 29 The Tabernacle Atlanta GA
December 30 The Tabernacle Atlanta GA
December 31 The Tabernacle Atlanta GA

All shows on-sale now at www.sts9.com and on-sale locally soon through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com.

Consider the title of the California-based outfit’s long-awaited fourth album: Peaceblaster. The two words rub against each other to create an image that is simultaneously utopian and violent, fraught with the very contradiction that permeates America circa now. The result is a tour-de-force of gut-punching rhythms and textured, shimmering tones. The songs don’t seem to have been written so much as plucked from the sky. It’s as if the beats and melodies have always existed, just waiting for STS9 to channel them. STS9 already has a tremendous fan base, but Peaceblaster is perhaps more accessible than the band’s previous efforts. Peaceblaster is, of course, dense with the Eno-esque layering of live and electronic instruments that STS9 is known for-the chords and samples swirling atop the pulsing bass and drums. But between the beats there is a distinctly human element absent from past records.

STS9’s Peaceblaster comes nearly three years after their acclaimed 2005 releases, Artifact & Artifact: Perspectives, both of which were named in iTunes list of top albums of the year. After a flurry of industry attention, STS9 retreated from the limelight to do what they love most: play music. On the touring front, STS9 reached as high as #29 on Pollstar Magazine’s “PULSE Charts” of the country’s top touring artists. The band has shared the stage with a diverse range of acts including James Brown, Jurassic 5, Tortoise, Digable Planets, RJD2, Talib Kweli, Ghostland Observatory, Prefuse 73, Blackalicious, Saul Williams, Soulive, Cut Chemist, and many others, and has played such festivals as Austin City Limits Festival, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Winter Music Conference, and Vegoose Festival. Recently, along with averaging over 3,000 tickets per city on their summer tour with Umphrey’s McGee, the band sold out a 4 night headlining run at Atlanta’s Tabernacle, and a 2 night run at Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium as well as headline shows at Berkeley, CA’s Greek Theatre and Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

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