INTERVIEW: STARSET LAUNCH INTO THEIR FIRST EVER AUSTRALIAN TOUR

Starset will be showcasing their first ever Australian tour this August, playing in Adelaide on the 13th at Fowlers Live.

The band’s lyrical themes are based around The Starset Society, a fictional backstory created by frontman Dustin Bates.

The group continues to fascinate people and bassist Ron DeChant says Starset provides a truly unique musical experience.

“Starset itself was meant to be a public outreach campaign from The Starset Society to start spreading awareness,” Ron says.

“Awareness around the themes of science and technology, about futurism and issues that will impact us.”

Vessels was their second album released earlier this year and the group has garnered acclaim for its immersive and multi-faceted productions.

They had also released 250-page graphic novel The Prox Transmission further delving into the backstory of The Starset Society.

“What’s so exciting about Starset that it’s truly a melt between Dustin’s previous engineering, and his past in space and science, with his passion for music and writing,” Ron says.

Dustin Bates has an accomplished background in science, having completed his masters in electrical engineering and working for the International Space University.

This ended up creating a previous connection to Adelaide, with his work at the International Space University bringing him here a few years ago.

“Dustin taught in a space program at a University and did engineering work in Adelaide, so we’re pretty pumped to play shows here that’s for sure,” Ron says.

“He’ll be a little more familiar with that town more than the rest of us, I’m sure we’ll get to hear some stories haha.”

According to the band’s lore, Dustin was contacted by the President of The Starset Society, Dr Aston Wise, to promote the organization’s message.

“I think the best thing about the band is there is a core passion behind science, technology and awareness about what’s going in our world,” Ron says.

“Our live show is shocking for a lot of people, it’s not your typical show… the demonstrations are very immersive, married up with specific lighting and video content.”

“As well as the actual sonic changes, the dynamics of our shows that go from classical elements to EDM drops.”

Tickets available here.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 9- THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE (Licensed All Ages)
THURSDAY AUGUST 10 – THE FACTORY THEATRE, SYDNEY (Licensed /All Ages)
FRIDAY AUGUST 11– THE BASEMENT CANBERRA (18+)
SATURDAY AUGUST 12 –MAX WATTS, MELBOURNE (18+)
SUNDAY AUGUST 13–FOWLERS LIVE, ADELAIDE (Licensed All Ages)

By Nutman

Photo supplied.

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