The Starting Line To Play Special AP Show


The Starting Line will be playing a show for the 25th Anniversary of Alternative Press. The show will be on 12/17/10 at the North Star Bar in Philadelphia. Ticket information can be found on the Alternative Press website.

Recently reunited pop-punk outfit the Starting Line will be playing an intimate AP 25th Anniversary show on Dec. 17 at the North Star Bar in the band’s hometown of Philadelphia””a venue TSL have never played. This will be one of only two scheduled gigs for the band this year.  Seventy-five AP subscribers (and one guest per person) will win tickets to the show.  All entries must be submitted by Dec. 8 and winners will be notified via e-mail by Dec. 10.

Kenny Vasoli Solo Tour

Kenny Vasoli will be heading out on a short solo tour in Australia. He will be playing songs from Person L and The Starting Line. He will be accompanied by The Mission In Motion.

Tour Dates:

Oct. 7th – Ruby’s Lounge (18+), Belgrave
Oct. 8th – Next (18+), Melbourne
Oct. 9th – Skye (18+), Adelaide
Oct. 10th – Swan Basement (18+), Freemantle
Oct. 11th – Amplifier Bar (18+), Perth
Oct. 14th – Blush Nightclub (18+), Central Coast
Oct. 15th – The Gaelic Theatre (18+), Sydney
Oct. 16th – Hype Central (All Ages), Sydney
Oct. 17th – Thriller (18+), Brisbane
Oct. 18th – Top Floor (All Ages), Brisbane

The Starting Line Finishing Up DVD

The Startling Line are working on finishing their first DVD. They could use your help!

Here is a message from the band via myspace:

Somebody’s Gonna Miss Us DVD

Hello TSL fans…
We’re in the process of putting the finishing touches on our first official TSL DVD. The “Somebody’s Gonna Miss Us” DVD will be released sometime after the new year, and we’re looking for something that we need your help with.

The last TSL show was at Bamboozle, if you were there, and took photos, we’d love to possibly use them for the DVD…more specifically, we’re looking for a shot of when we finished the set…it was a pretty intense moment and we’ve love to have it on this DVD.
If you have any photos from that show, please email them to:

Include your name and email address, if your photo makes it in the DVD, we’d love to hook you up with a copy.

We’ll be setting up a flickr page with all the photos as well…and will let you know when it’s up and running. Hope you’ve been great, can’t wait for all of you to see the DVD!


The Starting Line Taking A Break

The Starting Line have announced that they will be taking a break while the members explore other adventures. The full update can be read below.

From all the east coast to west coast states

I want to feel the warmth from the buzz that I create

But I’m really not too sure

If it’s ever gonna happen

But I know that I’m not too concerned

Imagine getting your first job when you were 15 years old and doing that exact same job for the rest of your life. Even if it’s the dream job that most people would kill for, eventually you need to stop for a minute and see what else is out there.

This is one of the most difficult decisions we’ve had to make but after eight years of nonstop touring and recording The Starting Line will be taking a break after their headline tour with Bayside, Four Year Strong and Steel Train (March 18 — April 20) and the college shows following the tour. This break does NOT mean the band is breaking up or going on hiatus it just means were going to stop for a little while and focus on other things in our lives besides The Starting Line. This break may last a year, two years or a few months, as of right now we don’t know. We’re talking to some friends about doing a quick tour to South America as well as options to tour Europe, Japan and Australia again and we’re not ruling them out. We just aren’t going to be doing any full time touring or recording as The Starting Line for a while.

We’ve had our ups and downs with countless record labels (We The People, Drive-Thru, MCA, Geffen, Virgin and finally The Capitol Music Group) over the years and every time we thought we had the right team a label president would be fired, or our label would be taken over by a new company. At each of these places there were people who loved us and would do anything for us and others (usually the ones making the financial decisions) that just didn’t give a shit about our band and after going through this for such a long time we need to take a step back and figure out what’s next for The Starting Line.

Before we go we have one last tour to say goodbye to everyone and we’re working with our friends at pickRset to make this best tour ever. Head over to and pick the songs you want to hear on this tour and we will do our best to play as many of them each night on the tour.

This is not an end but a new beginning, to celebrate this new beginning we have a some exciting news to share with everyone. Sometime this summer or early fall we plan to finally release the unreleased record that we recorded for We The People Records. We are also talking about putting together a DVD to go with the record that will chronicle the Drive Thru years. We have tons of tapes to find and dig through and interviews to do with everyone to properly document that part of our lives but we think we can have it ready by the summer.

Everyone in the band will still be busy so you won’t be able to get rid of us that easily.

Kenny just finished recording the debut record for his band Person L, expect to see a release plan and tour announced soon, rumor has it he may even make an appearance at this year’s Bonnaroo. You will also get to see the most recent addition to the Starting Line, Brian Schmutz in Person L’s touring band. If you want to check out some tunes from the L peep

Matt and Tom have been working on a new project with some friends, called The Seventy Six, and just happened to put up a myspace page today with some songs and videos. The sound of the band may come as a shock to some of you, in the best possible way. Please show your love and support and check it out. They have some big plans in the works and plan on announcing them as soon as they can.

Mike and one of his close friends will be starting a company that we will tell you all about once all the I’s are dotted and the T’s are crossed. Of course he has a band he’s going to be jamming with as well and when we have more to report on that we’ll let you know. Most importantly Mike will be making up some lost time with his beautiful daughters. He’s missed many a milestone and is looking forward to some much needed bonding time with his little girls.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the last eight years and see you all this spring and don’t forget to go to to pick what you would like to hear and buy tickets to the tour.

Matt, Tom, Mike, Kenny and Brian

This is no attempt

To abandon anyone

It is the influence of the music we love