Toronto native, LUKAS ROSSI, most recently known for winning CBS’s hit reality show, ROCK STAR: Supernova, debuts an all new alt-rock band called STARS DOWN on Saturday, June 21 at the Viper Room (8852 W Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069). Doors are at 8:00 pm and show starts at 9:30 pm. Tickets are available for $15.00 in advance and $18.00 day of show by calling the Viper Room box office at 310-358-1881 or going to www.ticketmaster.com.
No stranger to the stage and television, Lukas Rossi’s win on Rock Star: Supernova featuring Tommy Lee (with 9 million viewers in the US and another 9 million worldwide), scored him appearances on national talk shows such as Ellen, Regis & Kelly, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, Entertainment Tonight, and ET Canada. Rossi’s other accolades include winning the Best Unsigned Band contest at NXNE in 2000 and performing live at the 2006 Gemini Awards. His songwriting career has spanned a fruitful seventeen years in prior bands Cleavage, Rise Electric, and has secured him a successful songwriting deal with EMI Music Publishing.
After finishing an incredible journey and international tour spanning the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand with all-star rock band Rock Star Supernova (Tommy Lee, Gilby Clark and Johnny Colt), Rossi decided to take his experiences with him and pursue his own project and creative path… Stars Down is just that.
STARS DOWN is comprised of internationally acclaimed singer, Rossi – who sounds like a bastard music child of Freddie Mercury and Jeff Buckley and whose compelling stage presence has been compared to David Bowie and Iggy Pop – plus masterful drummer, Jamieson, who is also Lukas' childhood friend and former Cleavage band mate, and an enigmatic bass player, the charismatic German Briseño. Talented keyboardist Lou Dawson, who faithfully endured 36 sold out shows across Canada, also makes occasional guest appearances with the band.
Stars Down is ready to bring their collective alternative rock talents from heart-wrenching ballads to balls out rock n' roll, to the hungry eyes and ears of music fans everywhere. They will be performing songs from their debut album, Mood Swings, scheduled for release in late summer/early fall 2008.
The band's influences collectively range everywhere from Jeff Buckley to The Cure to Queen. However, Stars Down's music is very fresh, very new, and very much their own. Layered with melodic harmonies, and a stellar ability to grab the crowd’s attention, the Stars Down sound is emotive and tortured, yet inspiring and hopeful, and in the unforgettable soaring vocals of Lukas Rossi, the listener ultimately finds redemption.
Rossi just reunited with Rock Star Supernova for the filming of a show for the Discovery Channel called Battleground Earth: a benefit concert for the Griffith Park wildfires. The live show featured an all-star jam with artists such as Ludacris, Tommy Lee, Train, Ziggy Marley and Slash to name a few. Battleground Earth is scheduled to air on Oct 15, 2008.
In other exciting news, Stars Down is currently one of the top bands in the running for a chance to get on the Lollapalooza lineup in the Lollapalooza’s 2008 Last Band Standing contest. Finally, the band was recently given a residency in July at The Mint in LA and is currently showcasing to several record labels.
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