Cyberpunk-Rockers Dope Stars Inc. have announced their “Ultrawired Generation” 2013 North American Tour with special guests The Rabid Whole, in support of the groups full-length album “Ultrawired” available now for FREE Download.
The tour kicks off on April 26th at DNA Lounge in San Francisco and works its way all over North America wrapping up on May 15th at Rivoli in Toronto.
April 26 – San Francisco at DNA Lounge
April 27 – Los Angeles at Bar Sinister
April 28 – Phoenix at 910 Live
April 30 – Austin at Elysium
May 1 – Dallas at Trees
May 2 – Kansas City at Davey’s Uptown
May 3 – Chicago at Cobra Lounge
May 4 – St. Louis at Crack Fox
May 6 – Detroit at Token Lounge
May 8 – Pittsburgh at 31st St Pub
May 9 – Wilmington at Mojo 13
May 10 – Philadelphia at Legendary Dobbs
May 11 – New York at Gramercy Theatre
May 14 – Montreal at Piranha Bar
May 15 – Toronto at Rivoli
Download Dope Stars Inc. “Ultrawired” Album for FREE:
Stream The Rabid Whole “Refuge” Album:
Deeply inspired by 80’s imagery, icons, idols and attitude, Dope Stars Inc. has released their new full-length album “Ultrawired” completely FREE from their official website, http://www.dopestarsinc.com.
A cocktail of sounds that mix the modern and futuristic approach of Dope Stars Inc. with the sounds and atmospheres of the 80’s and breaking any stylistic rule. Hard-techno, Rockabilly, Indie-electro, Punk-Metal, Synth-Pop and Rock’n’Roll are just a few of the influences embodied in “Ultrawired.”
With their debut self-produced EP “10.000 Watts Of Artificial Pleasures” the band caught the interest of the international press and and were immediately signed to Trisol Music Group (Europe), Metropolis Records (North America), Subsound Records (Italy) and Death Watch Asia in Japan to release 3 albums and 2 Eps: “Neuromance”(2005), “Make A Star” (2006), “Gigahearts” (2006), “Morning Star”(2009), “21st Century Slave (2009) infecting through the years an horde of loyal fans and spreading like a virus over communities and golobal networks.
Dope Stars Inc.’s songs have appeared in the iconic horror films Saw II, III & IV.
The band toured intensively between 2005 and 2010 performing on stages across all Europe, Russia, Japan and the US, supporting bands like London After Midnight, Kirlian Camera, ASP, Apoptygma Berzerk, Nightwish, Deathstars, Combichrist, My Dying Bride, Ministry, Suicide Commando and Diary Of Dreams among others. The band has also performed at the biggest European festivals like Mera Luna, Wave Gotik Treffen, Amphi Festival, Summer Darkness, On A Dark Winter Night, Infest UK, Metalfest, Rock the lake, RGT and Trash Fest I, II, and III.
About The Rabid Whole:
From Left to Right: JJ Tartaglia: Drums | Andreas Weiss: Vocals, Guitar | Chalsey Noelle: Keyboards, Vocals | Oscar Anesetti: Bass Guitar | George Radutu: Guitar (Photo Credit: Darko – www.darkophoto.com
Consistently performing to capacity crowds, The Rabid Whole has quickly become a band to watch and with a critically acclaimed new studio album released in May 2012, this band is unstoppable.
The new album “Refuge” credits include music industry heavy-hitters Dave ‘Rave’ Ogilvie (Jakalope, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson), Noah Mintz (Broken Social Scene, Death From Above 1979, Danko Jones) and Karl Schubach (Misery Signals).
The Rabid Whole have toured across North America, played during SXSW, NXNE, CMW, Indieweek and shared the stage with several recognized national/international acts such as The Birthday Massacre, Econoline Crush, Hinder, and Apoptygma Berzerk just to name a few.
A direct reflection of the emotional and external changes of Weiss’ journey, the latest album ‘Refuge’ deals with relatable themes.
“I sold my house, quit my engineering consultant job and moved…We were starting from square one again, but with more uncertainties than ever and weren’t sure when we would even have a full band again. Part of the writing had begun randomly scattered over the past couple of years, but the majority came right after the move. I set up the studio in the basement of my house and got to work. I didn’t leave the house for two months and wrote from the moment I’d wake up until I’d fall asleep,” says Weiss.
The finished product delivers rock and electronic elements pushed to the max, a male and female vocal showdown and, as Weiss puts it, showcases “a 21st century, high-energy, electro alternative, orgasmic-punch-in-the-face-rock band.”
The Rabid Whole have big plans for 2013, including international touring, new music videos, and hitting the airwaves again.