It looks The Starting Line are hopping on the virtual live show bandwagon.
This week, the band announced that they are hosting three special virtual concerts where they will be performing some of their most iconic albums.
It seems like only yesterday The Starting Line were embarking on their 20th-anniversary tour. Now, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the band are officially taking their live performances virtual. The Starting Line are teaming up with Live At Studio 4 to give fans not one, not two, but three special concert livestreams.
For the upcoming events, The Starting Line are performing two of their classic albums in their entirety. On Dec. 30, they are playing all of the material off of their iconic 2007 LP Direction. The album features hits such as “Island” and “Are You Alone.”
Then, on Jan. 15, 2021, The Starting Line are throwing it back to 2005 and performing Based On A True Story. The classic album includes the songs “Bedroom Talk” and “Surprise, Surprise.” Finally, on Jan. 29, 2021, The Starting Line are incorporating some of their biggest and most beloved songs for their “best of” set.
“TSL unites for THREE unique livestream performances. TWO full albums and a final set of self-proclaimed HITS. All sets available to watch through FEB 5th. This is HAPPENING! Which night appeals to you??”
TSL unites for THREE unique livestream performances. TWO full albums and a final set of self-proclaimed HITS. All sets available to watch through FEB 5th. This is HAPPENING!
Which night appeals to you?? https://t.co/odTYCFMlxg pic.twitter.com/fVuypOuV5W
— The Starting Line (@TheStartingLine) December 11, 2020
The Starting Line’s Kenny Vasoli shares that these virtual shows will be the first time the band’s played together in a year. As well, the performances will include songs they’ve never played live before.
“We haven’t played together in a year,” Vasoli says. “The only logical thing to do is perform over three dozen songs, whilst being meticulously filmed and recorded. Quite a few of these tracks have NEVER been played live. This is a delightfully insane challenge for me. I know there will be flaws, but I truly can’t wait to embrace the impending raw reflection. I’ve been starved of playing live music with my friends all year… I’m eager and grateful to end that streak.”
The Starting Line’s first livestream performance kicks off on Dec. 30 at 9 P.M. EST. Tickets and merch bundles for all of their upcoming virtual Live At Studio 4 concerts are available here and start at $15.
The Live At Studio 4 concert series is curated by Grammy-nominated producer Will Yip. The Menzingers, The Bouncing Souls, Tigers Jaw and Anthony Green are just a few of the other artists who have taken part in the virtual concert series.
To help get you ready for The Starting Line’s first livestream later this month, you can stream “Island” below.
Which The Starting Line virtual show are you most excited for? What songs do you want to see them play? Let us know in the comments below.