break 1 BILLION VIEWS on YouTube
MARVEL COMICS TO RELEASE STARSET ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL, THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS ON SEPTEMBER 27
TOURING AUSTRALIA NOW
Multi-media, modern rock band Starset recently passed the 1 billion milestone total views on YouTube with their official videos and User Generated Content (UGC) videos combined. The band’s cinematic sound and rabid fan-base have driven huge numbers at the video streaming service with fans uploading an unprecedented amount of their own videos using the band’s music, giving the band led by singer Dustin Bates an unparalleled digital foothold. Starset’s stronghold at radio has added to this ascension with the band’s first single from new album Vessels, Monster, currently the number 2 most played song of the year at mainstream rock.
Starset tapped into powerful YouTube communities including anime and gaming which are much larger than that of music on the platform. Many fan-uploaded Starset videos have hit multi-million views and YouTube data shows Starset videos gaining nearly two million new views per day. With only two albums released to date, Starset has exceeded the total view counts of most other contemporary rock bands and have views in the same league as the Foo Fighters, Muse, Bring Me the Horizon and AWOLNATION.
The Columbus Ohio four piece continue their break-out with their new album Vessels debuting at #11 on Billboard’s Top 200, making it one of the highest charting albums from a rock band in the past year. The first single, Monster peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart and new single Satellite has just begun its chart ascent.
Setting the band apart from their contemporaries is the unique vision and goal of founder and front man Dustin Bates, who is also a PhD candidate in electrical engineering and has done research for the U.S. Air Force and taught at the International Space University in France. Inspired by the likes of Nikola Tesla and Carl Sagan, Starset’s albums, along with videos, websites, novels, and one-of-a-kind live performances, were created as part of the over-arching concept, The Starset Society. Where science and fiction collide, The Starset Society is dedicated to publicizing emerging, near-future technologies and investigating their inevitable social, economic, political, and philosophical impact on society. Bates and crews’ dedication to promoting science to a wider audience is also evidenced in the band’s unique live concerts and fully immersive planetariums shows.
The Marvel Comics unique collaboration with Bates and Marvel fan-favorite writer, Peter David (Ben Reilly: Scarlett Spider, Spider-Verse) for an all-new original 88-page graphic novel, The PROX Tranmissions will be released on September 27.
Starset are currently on tour in Australia. Catch them at one of their remaining shows.
STARSET TOUR DATES:
PRESENTED BY SELECT TOURING & BLUE MURDER
FRIDAY AUGUST 11 – THE BASEMENT CANBERRA (18+)
SATURDAY AUGUST 12 – MAX WATTS, MELBOURNE (18+)
SUNDAY AUGUST 13 – FOWLERS LIVE , ADELAIDE (Licensed All Ages )