The Starting Line have announced EST: 1999 Music + Stories, the band’s summer, fall and winter tour celebrating its 20th anniversary.
The Starting Line have announced EST: 1999 Music + Stories, the band’s summer, fall and winter tour celebrating its 20th anniversary. Visiting a number of markets the band hasn’t performed in since 2008, the upcoming run will feature full live shows with sets spanning the band’s entire catalog, along with storytelling detailing the band’s history and narratives behind the songs. The band will visit markets such as Los Angeles, CA on July 20, Cleveland, OH on September 13, Denver, CO on November 15, Dallas, TX on November 16 and more.
The Starting Line will also be appearing as part of the Vans Warped Tour in Atlantic City, NJ on June 30 and Mountain View, CA on July 21. Additionally, the band will be performing their yearly holiday show in Philadelphia, PA at Franklin Music Hall on December 21 as well as the newly renovated Webster Hall in New York City on December 22.
The Starting Line issued the Anyways 7″ on February 5, 2016 via Downtown Records, a release that marked the band’s first new music since 2007. After taking a long hiatus to focus on other projects that explored different musical styles, The Starting Line was inspired to return due to the exciting new wave of punk rock coming out of the Philadelphia area. What resulted were three powerful, honest songs that recapture the spirit of this beloved band with Noisey calling the title track “an absolute banger that retains their old sensibilities without sounding at all dated.”
The Starting Line’s 2002 debut album, Say It Like You Mean It, earned the group a #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, sold over 300,000 copies on the indie label Drive-Thru, and spawned a surprise hit with “The Best Of Me,” a pop-punk anthem that was embraced by MTV. The band followed that up with a solid year on the road, and after making a name for themselves and building their impressive fanbase through relentless touring, the group collectively decided to make the jump to major label Geffen Records for their next full-length, Based On A True Story, which was released May 10, 2005.
29 – Boston, MA – Royale
30 – Atlantic City, NJ – Warped Tour
20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theater
21 – Mountain View, CA – Warped Tour
13 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
15 – Denver, CO – Summit
16 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
21 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
22 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
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