Get ready to rock with Starset
Starset is a rock band which blurs the barriers between alternative rock, electronic music and science fiction cinema. We bet you’re wondering how that works! Don’t worry, we’ll tell you. Starset was founded in 2013 in Columbus, Ohio, by lead singer-songwriter Dustin Bates, who created a fictional story that the band was built by The Starset Society to alert people about a message received from outer space. This backstory functions almost like a sci-fi movie – there’s a well-developed plot and characters – but the only difference is that instead of watching it play out on the big screen, their concerts become a sort of long narrative which the band members maintain over time, seemingly taking it to heart and blending truth and fiction. The story played well into the band’s space-travel aesthetic and fans have jumped on board with it as well, becoming dedicated followers of this fantastical world. Bates, who is also in charge of keyboards, was part of the original formation, alongside Ron DeChant on the bass guitar, Brock Richards on lead guitar and Adam Gilbert on the drums. Be a part of this immersive experience into the unknown – buy or sell Starset tickets on StubHub now.
Catch up with their musical trajectory
Their first album, "Transmissions", was released in 2014 to great success, debuting at No. 49 on the US Billboard charts and selling over 80,000 copies. "Vessels", their second studio album, was released three years later and was an even bigger success, charting at No. 11. The band toured extensively to promote their album, hitting cities all over the USA. Starset also released a novel and later a graphic novel, which was produced by Marvel and co-written by Bates and Peter David. Their third album, "Divisions", came out in September 2019 and a tour of the US, UK and Europe ensued. Now you have the opportunity to watch them play live at a venue near you. Simply book your Starset tickets here on StubHub.
Starset is a visionary band and, as such, their precise style is hard to define – they work with a blend of different influences and musical genres. Other bands which have influenced their music to some extent are, according to the band members, Nine Inch Nails, Linkin Park, Deftones and 30 Seconds to Mars. Starset have also been compared to the English band Muse. Don’t know what to make of that? Decide for yourself with Starset tickets.
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