The Starting Line put feet in the blocks for tour
Pennsylvania-based punk-pop quartet The Starting Line has announced dates for an extensive headlining tour.
The quartet--which recently completed a two-month run on this fall's Nintendo Fusion tour--will kick off two more months of North American touring with a Feb. 11 show in Pittsburgh, the first of more than 40 cities the band will hit as it continues to support 2005's "Based on a True Story" album.
"Based on a True Story," the band's second studio album, hit stores in May. The disc debuted at No. 18 on The Billboard 200 album chart thanks to first-week sales of about 40,000 copies.
The band recently parted ways with Geffen Records, but hopes to have a new label and album ready by the spring of 2006.
"When we were finished with 'Based on a True Story,'" singer/bassist Ken Vasoli told Alternative Press magazine, "I felt like we did a good job, but [there was] something we didn't really hit on the head; I felt like I wanted to give songwriting another shot. The new stuff is based on grooves and just solid songwriting, instead of trying to incorporate, like, a fancy time signature or having really technical, complicated parts--just trying to do what's best for the song; what makes the body move."