Stars Set is a Tribute to 10 Years on KCRW!

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Throughout their set today, Stars dedicated various songs to KCRW, the first radio station in the world to play the band! This morning’s set pretty much marked their 10-year anniversary of appearing on the station and they revisited past favorites – like the first song we played by them, “My Radio,” and the classic “Ageless Beauty” — as well as gems off their new album, including “Fixed” and “I Died So I Could Haunt You.” Vocalists Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan weave their voices together so well it’s stunning. Eloquent indie pop just begins to describe their music…

Amy Millan said the new album “The Five Ghosts” is “our story, the story of Stars.” She says it has more heart and is her favorite record the band has done. They are playing smaller venues on this tour – including  shows at the Troubadour – so they can introduce the new record to fans who really love the band. They announced a Fall tour is forthcoming and the dates are below. Hear/watch the full set here

As always, you can hear elements of The Smiths in their music and I must make mention of one of my all-time favorite covers – Stars’ version of  “This Charming Man.” Check it out!


All upcoming Stars dates below:


06-22 Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour
06-23 Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour
07-16 Ottawa, Ontario – Ottawa Blues Fest
07-22 Calgary, Alberta – Prince’s Island Park
07-25 Guelph, Ontario – Hillside Festival
07-31 Montreal, Quebec – Osheaga Music Festival
08-07 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
09-01 London, England – Heaven
09-03 Stradbally, Ireland – Electric Picnic
09-05 Amsterdamn, Netherlands – Melkweg
09-07 Paris, France – Trabendo
09-09 Cologne, Germany – Luxor
09-10 Hamburg, Germany – Knust
09-11 Berlin, Germany – Postbahnhof
09-22 Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
09-23 Boston, MA – House of Blues
09-24 New York, NY – Terminal 5
09-28 Washington DC – 9:30 Club
09-30 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
10-01 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
10-02 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
10-03 Louisville, KY – Headliners
10-05 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
10-06 Bloomington, IN – Bluebird
10-08 Madison, WI – The Barrymore
10-09 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater
10-20 Kingston, Ontario – Sydenham Street United Church
10-22 London, Ontario – The Music Hall
10-23 Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall
10-26 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
10-27 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10-29 Winnipeg, Manitoba – Burton Cummings Theatre
10-31 Edmonton, Alberta – Winspear Centre
11-03 Kelowna, British Columbia – Kelowna Community Theatre
11-04 Vancouver, British Columbia – Vogue Theatre