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21 February, 2018Print

Starset Unveil Augmented Reality App at Live Shows During US Headline Tour

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(New York, NY) - Visionary sci-fi rock band STARSET recently unveiled their Augmented reality app while on their current headline tour across the US and Canada. The new mixed reality app developed by the firm Juniper Jones includes space inspired visuals that fans can access using the app throughout the interactive live show.  The unique experience features live music synced to the AR content as well as a pre-show countdown clock.

STARSET have one of the more unique stage shows with lead vocalist and engineer Dustin Bates designing much of the automated show technology elements himself.  The band’s performances follow a space-themed narrative that center on science and technology and its potential affects on society now and in the future.

Kevin Robinson, Juniper Jones CEO  explains the collaboration, “Working with Dustin and the band on creating an AR experience around STARSET’s current tour was an interesting challenge from both a storytelling and technical POV.  Creatively, how can we start an experience that excites the audience prior to Starset performing the first set, and how is it structured so that over time we can continue to expand into a larger narrative?”

Live concert venues are generally not ideal for out of box AR experiences. Robinson explains, “Typically you have a ground plane / environment to track but at a concert, there is no ground! Only a sea of excited fans. We came up with an alternate solution that pre-calculated the ground plane, used the phones internal Gyro, thus gamifying a manual location marker.   It’s like a virtual concert beach ball, and depending on where you are in the venue when the ball / spaceship reaches you, it’s your turn to engage. It’s that same idea, but with jet propulsion blasters.”  

The STARSET app is available here for download:

iOS 
Android 

STARSET is currently on tour performing music from their latest album Vessels, which debuted at #11 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart last year. The band and Bates also collaborated with Marvel Comics to release a STARSET themed graphic comic book last Fall. STARSET recently reached a massive milestone by surpassing 1 Billion views on YouTube, which is in the same league as bands such as: Foo Fighters, Muse, Bring Me the Horizon and AWOLNATION.

The band’s 2014 debut Transmissions, not only introduced us to STARSET with its hit single “My Demons”, but also The Starset Society, which they are a part of. The thought provoking, anonymous-like group of real-world rooted scientists promotes and publicizes science and technology.

Starset is: vocalist Dustin Bates, bassist Ron DeChant, guitarist Brock Richards and drummer Adam Gilbert.

Listen to their current single “Ricochet".

DEMONSTRATIONS 

February 21 – Lawrence KS – Granada Theatre

February 23 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall

February 24 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

February 26 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre

February 27 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre

February 28 – Seattle, WA - El Corazon

March 2- Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

March 3 – Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre

March 4 – San Diego, CA - SOMA

March 6, Los Angeles, CA – The Regent

March 7 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee

March 9 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom

March 10 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall

March 11 – Houston, TX – White Oak

March 13 – Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade [Heaven]

March 15 – Nashville, TN – Top Golf Live

March 16 – Columbus, OH – Express Live

March 21  - Manchester, UK- Academy 3

March 23- London, UK - Islington Academy

March 24 - Birmingham, UK -O2 Institute –

March 25 - Bristol, UK - Fleece

March 27- Cologne, Germany - Luxor

March 28 - Hamburg, Germany - Logo

March 29 - Berlin, Germany - Musik & Frieden

March 31 - Vienna, Austria - Chelsea

April 1 - Milan, It - Legend Club

April 2 - Zurich, Switzerland - Werk 21

April 4 - Paris, Fr - Les Etoiles

April 5 - Utrecht, Nl - De Helling

April 8- Moscow, Ru - Red Club

April 9 - St Petersburg, Ru - Aurora Concert Hall

April 11 - Minsk, Belarus - Prime Hall

April 12 - Kiev, Ukraine - Club Atlas

Apr 17 - Corpus Christi, TX- Concrete Street Amphitheater         

Apr 18- Baton Rouge, LA-  Raising Cane's River Center Arena 

Apr 20- Tampa, Fl  -Wxtb 98rockfest Amalie Arena        

Apr 21 – Orlando, FL-Wjrr Earthday Birthday Central Florida Fairgrounds  

Apr 22 -   Charleston, SC - Wybb 98rockfest Exchange Park                  

May 6, - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena   

May 8 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena    

May 10- Yulsa, OK- Bok Center      

May 11- Council Bluffs, IA -Westfair Amphitheater         

May 12- Milwaukee, WI- The Eagles Ballroom               

May 14 – Salem, VA-Salem Civic Center    

May 16- Birmingham, Al -Legacy Arena

May 17- Evansville, In - Ford Center   

May 18- Moline, Il - Mark Of The Quad     

May 20- Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center

*additional dates TBA

  

Links

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Press Contact: Shore Fire Media / Kerri Brusca and Rebecca Shapiro