To celebrate 20 years as a band, the Starting Line have recently announced a special anniversary tour. The band revealed a total of nine dates, which include stops on the Vans Warped Tour and their yearly holiday show in Philadelphia.
On the tour, the band will include a storytelling portion, which will feature anecdotes about the band’s history and some of the stories behind their songs.
According to a press release, the band’s forthcoming dates will feature music from all eras of their discography. Additionally, the Starting Line are hitting cities that they haven’t played since 2008.
“It’s difficult to believe it’s been 20 years since we started this band, the band say in a tweet. “We are celebrating with some really rad gigs. We’ll also be telling stories about the band and the songs.”
It’s difficult to believe it’s been 20 years since we started this band. We are celebrating with some really rad gigs. We’ll also be telling stories about the band & the songs. Tickets go on sale Friday 10am (local time).
— The Starting Line (@TheStartingLine) April 30, 2019
Additionally, the band put out a short video to promote their sentimental EST: 1999 Music + Stories tour. You can watch that below.
You can check out a full list of dates below. Additionally, when tickets go on sale this Friday, May 3 at 10 a.m. EST, you will be able to purchase them here.
06/29 – Boston, MA @ Royale
06/30 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Warped Tour*
07/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theater
07/21 – Mountain View, CA @ Warped Tour*
09/13 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
11/15 – Denver, CO @ Summit
11/16 – Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall
12/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
12/22 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
* = festival date
Most recently, the Starting Line put out Anyways back in 2016, which was their first taste of new music since 2007.
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