Stars share new single "Capelton Hill" + expand tour dates

Stars share new single "Capelton Hill" + expand tour dates

Stars today released their gently billowing, bittersweet new single “Capelton Hill,” the heart of the Montreal band’s first new album in five years, From Capelton Hill, out May 27th.

The track arrives alongside a full band live performance video recently filmed in Montreal’s Zoomer studio and directed by Darren Curtis. “This song sounds like an ending. And maybe it is,” explains vocalist Torquil Cambell. “It's certainly a moment of looking back; at what we've done together, and what we've lost along the way. It focuses on this band’s enduring obsession: loss. The cost of loving somewhere or someone is the fact that you lose them. The last two years have taught us all a lot about loss; loss of loved ones, of time, of memories, of simple pleasures. That loss hurts. We're all hurt, and there is no way around it, you can only go through it. Whether you're ten or fifty, things change. But on Capelton Hill, maybe things can stay the same. For just one more year.”

Stars today also announced a headlining fall U.S. tour that begins with a show at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall,  and sees the band playing throughout the midwest and southwest. Additional European dates throughout 2023 have also been announced and tickets for all new shows go on-sale this Friday, April 29th 10:00am local time. Before then, the band will embark on a summer headlining West Coast tour kicking off in Vancouver, Canada on June 4th that includes two June shows at LA's The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever. A full itinerary is below and tickets are on sale here.  

“Capelton Hill,” the album’s final pre-release single, follows four other tracks from the new LP: Build A Fire,” Patterns,” “Pretenders,” “Snowy Owl released to great press from Pitchfork, Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, Exclaim!, Under The Radar, and more.

From Capelton Hill is available for pre-order here.

Musically, From Capelton Hill feels like walking into Stars’ familiar teenage bedroom. Campbell says it cuts to the band’s founding principles: it is brimming with gothic, dazzling ‘80s and ‘90s Britpop arrangements, but rendered with intimacy and warmth rather than with cold, digital remove. A wealth of horn and string arrangements unfold across the record in true Stars fashion, dreamy and macabre. More than ever, From Capelton Hill feels like a direct channeling of Stars’ decades-long pursuit. “What I love about the album,” Amy Millan reflects, “is that we’re chasing the truth of the matter rather than chasing a hook. We’re just telling the truth.”

Stars 2022 Tour Dates:
06/04 - Vancouver, BC - Hollywood Theatre
06/06 - Seattle, WA - Madame Lou's
06/07 - Seattle, WA - Madame Lou's
06/08 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
06/11 - San Francisco, CA - August Hall
06/13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
06/14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
06/15 - Solana Beach CA - Belly Up Tavern
07/09 - Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON - Jackson Triggs Amphitheatre
07/12 - Calgary, AB - Wildhorse Saloon
09/10 - Waterloo, ON - Hollywood Theatre
09/11 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
09/13 - St. Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar & Hall
09/15 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues - Cambridge Room
09/16 - Houston, TX - House of Blues - Bronze Peacock Room
09/17 - Austin, TX - 3TEN ACL Live
09/21 - Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5
09/22 - Nashville, TN - Basement East
09/23 - Detroit, MI - Magic Bag
09/24 - London, ON - London Music Hall
02/03/23 - Galway, IRE - Roisin Dubh
02/04/23 - Dublin, IRE - Whelans
02/05/23 - Cork, IRE - Cyprus Avenue
02/07/23 - Belfast, UK - Ulster Sports Club
02/08/23 - Glasgow, UK - King Tuts
02/09/23 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
02/10/23 - Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute
02/11/23 - London, UK - Lafayette London
02/12/23 - London, UK - Lafayette London
02/14/23 - Paris, FR - Petit Bain
02/16/23 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
02/17/23 - Hamburg, DE - Knust
02/18/23 - Berlin, DE - Lido