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New UK Tour Sponsors

Posted on March 14, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW STARK UK TOUR CO-SPONSORS ADDED New York City, London and Leeds, UK--February 1, 2008--Female-fronted NYC rock trio STARK is headed to the UK March 24-31, 2008. Leaving a trail of broken hearts and sewn wild oats, STARK just released Put It To Your Head. Now they’re bringing the sophomore album to London and Leeds with a tour sponsored by Go Girls Music. Now, other co-sponsors include the awesome gear manufacturer Electro-Harmonix and our favorite underground newspaper, New York Waste Magazine. On Put It To Your Head, with Lani Ford up front on vocals and bass, Josette on guitar and Sweet Rob Endemann on drums and backing vocals, STARK retains their adolescent hi-jinks and intense honesty in a style they call punk-try. STARK’s second LP has managed to be more upbeat, heavier, and still tells interesting stories inspired by the past 4 years in New York City. Produced by Lani Ford and Sonic Joe Hogan, Put It To Your Head was the last album recorded at the legendary Schoolhouse Studios in New York City. On Put It To Your Head, deep-fried, Texas-sized vocals dripping underground New York attitude jars the senses with catchy hooks and cool licks. It’s sweet blues-country soul colliding with charming poetic angst. All 10 songs are written by Lani Ford who just picked up an ASCAP Plus songwriter’s award for the 3rd year in a row. Now, engineer and touring guitarist Joe Hogan joins STARK on the road, filling the shoes of Josette for the tour. The first stop is the legendary Hope & Anchor in London. Big Note Booking brings STARK to the "infamous home of punk rock" where The Police, U2, Elvis Costello and more have played the intimate basement. Moog Promotions then takes STARK to Leeds to play Whorehouse Rock night at Cardigan Arms. The very hot Dirty Water Club in London is next on the trip and will be the official UK CD Release Party for Put It To Your Head. STARK wraps up the tour with a show at the legendary Dublin Castle in Camden on March 30. For more information, check out the official website www.starknyc.com or www.myspace.com/stark. For STARK interviews or acoustic performances, contact Coffee Artists. www.coffeeartists.com. Put It To Your Head is now available for download at Digstation.com and CD Baby.com. starknyc@hotmail.com www.digstation.com/stark www.cdbaby.com/cd/laniford Ticket info: www.Bignote.co.uk www.bugbearbookings.com www.dirtywaterclub.com www.myspace.com/moogpromotions For information on Go Girls Music, check out www.gogirlsmusic.com. Electro-Harmonix www.ehx.com New York Waste Magazine www.nywaste.com.