Stellar Kart and Kutless on 'Strong Tower Tour'

( [email protected] ) Jan 25, 2005 04:42 PM EST

Emerging pop-punk band Stellar Kart will open for Tooth & Nail/BEC Recordings rock act Kutless on the "Strong Tower Tour" next month. The tour, which coincides with Stellar Kart's debut album release, All Gas. No Brake, is scheduled to hit more than 20 major markets through mid-March.

Kicking off in Minnesota Feb. 15, the "Strong Tower Tour," named for Kutless' upcoming worship record, will additionally feature Fervent Records sister trio BarlowGirl. The top-notch lineup guarantees music to appease rock fans of all appetites. A complete tour itinerary follows this release.

"The 'Strong Tower Tour' with Kutless, BarlowGirl and Stellar Kart is going to be a great run," comments Mike Snider of Third Coast Artists Agency. "This is a youth-oriented package with a ministry focus that represents different demographics. It's perfect for the touring market, and all early indications point to strong response and sold-out shows."

The high-profile tour is timely for new Word/Curb/Warner Bros. signing Stellar Kart, whose first national project launches Feb. 15. Written and produced entirely by Stellar Kart, All Gas. No Brake is a high-energy, singable record that speaks to issues affecting teens today. The album's debut radio single, "Spending Time," was serviced to both Christian Hit Radio and Rock radio earlier this month. It was among the most added singles its debut week out, according to Radio & Records' Rock chart.

Adam Agee (vocals, guitar), Jordan Messer (drums), Cody Pellerin (guitar) and Tay Sitera (bass) grew up playing music. The four friends came together to form a worship band at Mt. Ridge Baptist in Glendale, Ariz., which quickly developed into their now full-time ministry. For the past two and half years, Stellar Kart has stayed busy performing close to 300 youth events, most of them on the West Coast. The foursome has toured alongside By the Tree, Jeremy Camp, Building 429 and Across the Sky, among others.

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"Strong Tower Tour" Itinerary (dates subject to change)

2.06.2005 Riverside, CA

2.18.2005 Palos Heights, IL

2.20.2005 Madison, AL

2.21.2005 McComb, MS

2.24.2005 Carrolton, TX

2.25.2005 Lake Jackson, TX

2.27.2005 Abilene, TX

3.02.2005 Pearl, MS

3.03.2005 Prattville, AL

3.04.2005 Stuart, FL

3.05.2005 Miami, FL

3.06.2005 Naples, FL

3.08.2005 Nashville, TN

3.09.2005 Culpepper, VA

3.10.2005 Cleveland, OH

3.11.2005 Kettering, OH

3.12.2005 Muncie, IN

3.13.2005 Grand Rapids, MI

3.14.2005 Toledo, OH

3.16.2005 Sioux Falls, SD

3.17.2005 Danville, IA

3.18.2005 Branson, MO