SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

October 15, 2010 15:38 ET

Ryan Star Hits the Road for U.S. Tour; Dates Include Major Hometown Headline Show at New York's Webster Hall on November 26th and VH1's Best Cruise Ever 2011; New Single, "Start A Fire," Lighting It Up at Hot AC; Acclaimed Rocker to Perform Live on CBS' The Early Show on Saturday Morning, Slated for Saturday, October 16th

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 15, 2010) - Mark Burnett Records/Atlantic recording artist Ryan Star has announced details of his upcoming U.S. tour. The dates begin with a performance at Mix 94.1's annual "Bite of Las Vegas Food and Music Festival," slated for Saturday, October 23rd at Las Vegas' Desert Breeze Park and culminates with a hugely anticipated hometown headline show at New York's famed Webster Hall on Friday, November 26th. Later in the Spring, Star will join VH1's Best Cruise Ever 2011 -- a floating music festival sailing from Tampa on Thursday, April 28th to Cozumel, Mexico featuring VH1-supported artists Train, Lifehouse, Colbie Caillat, The Script and more (SEE ITINERARY BELOW).

The tour celebrates Star's acclaimed new album, "11:59," which made a phenomenal chart debut upon its August release, coming in at #10 on Billboard's "Top Rock Albums" chart its first week of release. What's more, the album -- which features the hit singles, "Breathe" and "Start A Fire" -- proved a digital sensation, peaking at #2 on iTunes' "Top Pop Albums" tally, and debuting at top 15 success on iTunes' overall sales chart.

"Start A Fire," the latest single from "11:59," recently arrived at Hot AC radio outlets nationwide, where it is now bulleting its way into the Top 30. A companion video clip is currently in post-production and is set to have its online premiere in early November.

Star recently performed "Start A Fire," as well as his Hot AC smash, "Breathe," on the nationally syndicated Rachael Ray Show. What's more, he will appear live on CBS' The Early Show on Saturday Morning, slated for Saturday, October 16th (check local listings). Later that same day, the New York-based rocker will headline the UFL halftime festivities at the Hartford Colonials vs. Omaha Nighthawks match-up at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. Kickoff is set for 3pm, with tickets available now at www.ufl-football.com/tickets.

Produced by Grammy Award-winner Matt Serletic (matchbox twenty, Collective Soul) and Howard Benson (Daughtry, My Chemical Romance), "11:59" sees Star seamlessly melding traditional rock elements with captivating rhythms and resonant narratives. "11:59" has quickly earned copious critical celebration, with USA Today hailing it as "ambitious, well-crafted pop-rock." Newsday praised "the sharpness of (Star's) pop-rock visions... upbeat, live-in-the-moment spirit... (and) memorable melodies," adding that "'11:59' shows Star's time has come."

"Breathe," the album's lead single, proved Star's biggest hit to date, earning critical praise and Top 15 airplay at Hot AC radio outlets nationwide. In addition, the track's poignant companion video clip scored major rotation at VH1, where it also hit the network's VSPOT Top 20 Video Countdown. "Breathe" has also been featured in recent promotional spots for such popular TV series as Fox's American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance, NBC's The Biggest Loser, while "Brand New Day" is featured as the main theme to Fox's hit series, Lie To Me.

For up-to-the-minute news and information, please visit www.rstar.net.

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

RYAN STAR
ON THE ROAD 2010

*With special guests Hope and Days Difference

4/28 - 5/1 on VH1's Best Cruise Ever 2011 w/ Train, Lifehouse, Colbie Caillat, The Script and more.

OCTOBER  
23 Las Vegas, NV Bite of Las Vegas Food & Music Festival
26 San Antonio, TX Korova *
27 Houston, TX House of Blues Bronze Peacock*
29 Dallas, TX The Door *
30 Little Rock, AR Juanita's *
     
NOVEMBER  
3 Chicago, IL Subterranean *
4 Dayton, OH McGuffy's House of Rock *
5 Grand Rapids, MI Front Lounge at The Intersection *
8 Boston, MA Middle East Upstairs *
9 Teaneck, NJ Mexicali Live *
10 West Chester, PA The Note *
12 Erie, PA The Behrend College - Bruno's Café *
14 San Antonio, TX Rock 'n' Roll Marathon @ The Alamodome *
26 New York, NY Webster Hall
     
APRIL  
28 VH1's Best Cruise Ever  
29 VH1's Best Cruise Ever  
30 VH1's Best Cruise Ever  
1 VH1's Best Cruise Ever  

Please visit www.rstar.net for additional dates.

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