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STARK Spring 2011 Texas Mini-Tour

Posted on March 11, 2011



NEW YORK CITY (March 11, 2011) – STARK heads to Texas for South By Due East and more.


STARK returns to Houston, San Antonio and Austin for a week of shows starting with South By Due East March 13th.


After months of recording and touring solo and acoustic, Lani Ford is eager to rock out with the full band once again, especially on the road.  STARK did play J-Summit at The Studio at Webster Hall in NYC in February for Mok Entertainment with the awesome Eric Kuby filling in on drums.  This time, the band challenges the universe further by employing two different fill-in drummers in Texas.  Long-time friends Tony Gloria and Jerry Clayton will step in behind the skins for next week’s tour.


STARK will appear at Dan Electro’s in Houston for the new festival and film in progress, South By Due East on Sunday March 13th.  Then, they head to Austin to play Wednesday March 16th in the afternoon for Beatles Complete on Ukele at SXSJ.  Ford will sing and Hogan will play guitar on 2 Beatles songs with Ukele National Treasure Roger Greenawalt backed by Austin's premier Beatles tribute band The Eggman.


Thursday, March 17th, the band celebrates St. Patrick’s Day around the corner from all of the SXSW activities at The Cedar Door with Neon Trees and more.  STARK goes on the outdoor stage at 11pm at this free festival event called The Open Door.  Then, STARK returns to Ford’s old hometown, San Antonio, to play a free show at The Mix on popular N. St. Marys St.


STARK’s latest CD Race To The Floor has been receiving international radio and internet airplay.  The album, which is the band’s third full-length studio release, has changed the sound of STARK.  Ford recently represented the band at New Music Seminar in Los Angeles, where STARK was nominated for the Artist on the Verge program.  The band is eager to record some new material and find a permanent drummer.  They will head to Los Angeles at the end of April.  Ford is excited to have the full band out west for the first time.  Stay tuned for an announcement regarding who the drummer will be for this tour.