Montreal’s Stars have released their wistful new holiday single,“Christmas Anyway”. In the holiday spirit, the group will split the track’s proceeds with the Native Women's Shelter of Montreal, who provide Indigenous women and their children a safe and supportive environment.
The giving spirit continues for Stars’ previously announced ‘The Christmas Anyway Tour,’ for which they’ve partnered with PLUS1—an organization that puts $1 from every ticket sale towards charity. For the Canadian shows, the funds will support the Native Women's Shelter of Montreal. For the U.S. shows (including NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge on December 7th), they will go towards NOISE FOR NOW’s Reproductive Health Access Fund, which supports grassroots organizations working tirelessly throughout the U.S. to protect Reproductive Rights.
“In a world where the algorithm (and other horrible things) has made us all feel further apart, going home for the holidays isn't easy for everyone,” Stars explain. “What is it about these days that makes us feel we have to go home to face the loved ones we simply cannot ever be at peace with? We have no idea, but we do know that sometimes a simple song can get you through at least a few minutes of holiday hell. We hope this one does that for you. We love you all. Merry Christmas. Xo- Stars”
Stars are beloved for their yearly holiday sets and they describe 2022’s The Christmas Anyway Tour as “an annual celebration of love, laughter and eating and drinking the pain away. We're a band about being together. We're a band about being alone. We're a band about remembering and forgetting. We're a fucking Christmas band! And that's why we do Christmas shows every year. And we want to see you there every year, just like your parents do. Don't disappoint us! Feel free to disappoint your parents, but don't disappoint us! We love you. See you there.”
A full itinerary is below and tickets are available HERE.
Stars’ ninth studio album, From Capelton Hill, was released in May via Last Gang Records / MNRK to great press from MOJO (4/5), Stereogum, Exclaim! (8/10), NEXT, Under The Radar, Brooklyn Vegan, Music OHM (4/5), Record Collector (4/5) and CBC 'q', among others.
Holiday Shows 2022:
Feb 03, 2023 - Galway, IRE - Roisin Dubh
Feb 04, 2023 - Dublin, IRE - Whelans
Feb 05, 2023 - Cork, IRE - Cyprus Avenue
Feb 07, 2023 - Belfast, UK - Ulster Sports Club
Feb 08, 2023 - Glasgow, UK - King Tuts
Feb 09, 2023 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
Feb 10, 2023 - Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute
Feb 11, 2023 - London, UK - Lafayette London
Feb 12, 2023 - London, UK - Lafayette London
Feb 14, 2023 - Paris, FR - Petit Bain
Feb 16, 2023 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
Feb 17, 2023 - Hamburg, DE - Knust
Feb 18, 2023 - Hamburg, DE – Lido