STS9 4/20 Pre-Party Benefiting Rock Against Cancer
- Published on April 07, 2011
- By AUS10B
Coming on the heels of their performance at Ultra Music Festival, their first since bassist David Murphy was diagnosed with cancer, STS9 announced this week that they would be throwing a pre-party for their Athens, GA show on April 20 benefiting Rock Against Cancer.
According to his Facebook page, Murph is still going through chemotherapy but, true to form, he is staying strong and pressing on. His mother is also on the board for Rock Against Cancer and has organized numerous fundraisers for the organization.
In a statement on the band's website they had this to say about the event:
"The event will take place on Wednesday, April 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Terrapin Brewery, and will feature a performance by Noise[Org], a raffle, and commemorative 16 oz. glasses featuring artwork by David Hale. The raffle will include tickets to STS9’s performances at the Classic Center on 4/20 and 4/21, autographed copies of Seasons 01, Ad Explorata Vinyl, PLAANT Clothing by David Bywater, Conscious Alliance posters, Terrapin Brewery merchandise and more. All proceeds from the raffle and $2 from each glass sold will go directly to Rock Against Cancer. Come out and help us celebrate a great cause."
Check out the Facebook event page for more information.
Re:Gen Additions, Tickets Available March 19
- Published on March 17, 2011
- By Nick Rhodes
Tickets for STS9's Re:Generation festival will go on sale Saturday, March 1 at 1:00 p.m. EDT.
Early-bird tickets are $142.50 plus fees. Once those run out, general admission tickets will be $172.50 plus fees.
Joining STS9 and Bassnectar at Horning's Hideout in North Plains, OR from June 23 to 26 will be The Glitch Mob, Beats Antique, The New Deal, Big Gigantic, Tycho, Emancipator, Little People and Lynx.
Check out the festival's website for more details.
Stay tuned for more details and check out our 2011 Festival Guide for more information.
STS9 Call to Action: Japan Needs Our Help!
- Published on March 15, 2011
- By Headstash
STS9 has always been a band that prided itself on giving back. They've always been involved with charities and even raised over $100,000 to build a house for a family in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
With more and more horrific images coming from earthquake and tsunami-stricken Japan every day, STS9 is responding in a giving way yet again. Starting Wednesday at midnight for 48 hours 100 percent of the proceeds from all merchandise or music bought on their website will go towards relief efforts in Japan.
"Like so many of you, we are devastated by the images coming from Japan, where whole villages have been washed away by the tsunami’s that followed the largest earthquake in over a century. Millions of people are displaced and lack food, water and shelter…and it’s winter. If this weren’t enough, the threat of a nuclear meltdown looms. STS9 has an especially strong connection to Japan, where we have been blessed to travel many times, and been treated beyond kind. We pray that all our friends and fans and their families in Japan are safe and we wish you all well in the coming months as Japan recovers from this shocking tragedy. Please join us in doing what you can to support Japan relief. Starting WEDNESDAY 3/17 at MIDNIGHT, for 48 hours, 100% of the net revenue generated on STS9 MERCH and 1320/STS9 DOWNLOADS will be donated to Japan relief efforts. In addition, STS9 and their management will donate a sizable % of the sales total on top of your purchases!"
Whether you love, hate or tolerate STS9's music, you have to be impressed with their charitable nature.
Source: STS9 news post
Big Gigantic, Tycho, Glitch Mob added to Re:Gen
- Published on March 14, 2011
- By Headstash
According to STS9 tour manager Eric Pirritt's posts on the band's unofficial message board, The Lowdown, Big Gigantic, Tycho and The Glitch Mob will join Bassnectar as support for June's Re:Generation festival.
Pirritt started threads with not-so-cryptic titles and posted pictures of the band or one of their album covers. Though these additions have not yet been confirmed by the band's official website or Facebook, Pirritt has been known to leak information via the forum to the hardcore fans.
The addition of Big Gigantic, while predictable, is particularly exciting because saxophone player Dom Lalli will most likely be sitting in for some amazing collaborations. In the past, Lalli has helped create memorable versions of "Grow," "Hi-Key," "Empires," "Be Nice," and other Sound Tribe staples.
Source: The Lowdown
STS9 added to The Hangout in Alabama
- Published on March 10, 2011
- By Nick Rhodes
Everyone's favorite livetronica quintet, STS9, will be hitting the white sand beaches of Alabama for this summer's second annual Hangout Festival.
The festival, which takes place May 20 to 22, also features The Foo Fighters, Paul Simon, Girl Talk, Widespread Panic and Pretty Lights.
Find complete lineup, ticketing information and analysis of The Hangout in our 2011 Festival Guide.This means STS9 will be hitting four festivals in four weeks (The Hangout, Summer Camp, Wakarusa, Bonnaroo) before heading to Horning's Hideout for the return of Re:Generation. Should give them ample time to warm up.
Source: STS9 News Post
STS9 Announces Return of RE:GENERATION
- Published on March 07, 2011
- By Nick Rhodes
3/5/11, 10:47 p.m. EST - UPDATE: Official announcement made on STS9's website reads:
"STS9 and MADISON HOUSE PRESENTS are pleased to announce an event of sheer epic proportions this coming June at the one and only Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, Oregon. Set to take place Thurs. June 23 – Sun. June 26, STS9 will perform through out the weekend, with BASSNECTAR being the first announced act to perform a massive set smack in the middle of it all. And that’s just the start. The event will feature multiple stages, a slew supporting acts, day sets, late nights, art exhibits, various activities through out the weekend and more! Mark your calendars for 4 days of jubilation in the woods of Oregon!"
After a few hours of teasing by STS9's longtime tour manager Eric Pirritt, the poking, prodding and predicting by message board members has finally resulted in a legit announcement.
Following a four-year hiatus, the RE:GENERATION festival is back this time at the famed Horning's Hideout in North Plains, OR, according to a post on the band's unofficial message board, The Lowdown, by Pirritt. He uploaded the image above.
The festival, which will take place from June 23 to 26, was introduced in 2007. During the event, the band was joined by other artists from their 1320Records label.
While the inaugural festival was only two days, RE:GENERATION 2011 spans four days, which means double the Sound Tribe and double the fun.
After canceling their winter tour dates following bassist David Murphy's cancer diagnosis, fans of the band are sure to be excited over this development. Murph's surgery was deemed a complete success as he continues to recover.
Stay tuned for more details as all the rumors get sorted out.
STS9 Leaks All Good Appearance on Facebook
- Published on February 23, 2011
- By AUS10B and Max Urquhart
On the heels of the initial lineup announcement yesterday, a post on STS9's official website this morning said that they will be taking part in the 15th annual All Good Music Festival. The post was quickly deleted and is no longer on the site.
Here's what the news post said:
"STS9 is pleased to announce they will be returning to the 15th annual All Good Music Festival, taking place July 14-17 2011 and featuring acts such as Primus, Furthur, Umphrey’s McGee, moe., Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic, John Butler Trio & much more. Once again, the festival will take place in wild and wonderful Masontown, West Virginia on the rolling green fields of Marvin’s Mountaintop, and will feature over 40 bands with No Overlapping Sets, allowing fans to see every set and every band on the line-up."
Maybe Hunter and the gang jumped the gun on this announcement. There's no word on the official All Good website or their Facebook. STS9 does have an All Good event listed under the "Events" tab on their Facebook.
It seems unlikely that All Good would release an addition to their lineup just one day after the initial announcement so I think it's safe to say we weren't supposed to know yet.
This is another good sign for the band as bassist David Murphy recovers from surgery after a cancer diagnosis. STS9 continues to book festivals and has four dates planned at the end of April in Athens, GA and St. Louis, MO.
Tickets for All Good on sale now for the low price of $159.00 for a four-day pass and will probably go fast considering this rumor.
STS9 Announces Show Dates in April
- Published on February 16, 2011
- By Ryan Getz, Max Urquhart and Austen Bailey
STS9 bassist David Murphy, known affectionately as Murph, is apparently on the road to a speedy recovery after being diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his sinus cavity, as STS9 announced today that they will make their first non-festival performances of 2011 in late April in their home state of Georgia and Missouri. Murph had surgery after their performance at Mayan Holidaze in late January that was quickly regarded as a success by the band but they canceled their extensive February and March tour as a result of the diagnosis.
The band released a statement Feb. 16 announcing the four dates:
"So… Here we are. Here and now. Simply put and to the point, David Murphy’s recovery has been nothing short of amazing, inspiring and impassioned. With that, we are pleased to announce that STS9 will hit the road for a series of multiple night stops in late April kicking off at Athens, GA’s Classic Center on 4/20 and 4/21 then a weekend run on 4/22 and 4/23 at St. Louis’ Pageant. Tickets go on-sale Saturday (Feb. 19) exclusively at www.sts9store.com at noon local times. Welcome back y’all. Let’s do this!"
STS9 2011 April Tour Dates
4.20 – Classic Center – Athens, GA
4.21 – Classic Center – Athens, GA
4.22 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
4.23 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO