Starsailor Sets Course For North America

The tour will kick off Jan. 15 in Detroit and hit 16 North American markets.

British rock act Starsailor has set a North American tour for next year, in support of its sophomore album "Silence Is Easy" (Capitol). The set, which debuted in September at No. 2 in the band's native U.K., is due Jan. 27.

The tour will kick off Jan. 15 in Detroit and hit 16 North American markets. Presale tickets for all dates are available at the band's online ticketing site, with username: starsailor and password: tickets.

As previously reported, the album features two tracks produced by legendary wall-of-sound innovator Phil Spector, his first production work in 23 years. The band became acquainted with the legally embattled Spector after his daughter attended a Starsailor show at Los Angeles' Troubadour, prior to the fatal shooting that led to his arrest.

"Silence Is Easy" is the follow-up to the group's 2002 debut, "Love Is Here," which peaked at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and has sold 141,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Here are Starsailor's tour dates:

Jan. 15: Detroit (St. Andrews Hall)
Jan. 17: Toronto (Guvernment)
Jan. 18: Montreal (Cabaret Music Hall)
Jan. 20: Boston (Paradise)
Jan. 22: New York (Irving Plaza)
Jan. 23: Philadelphia (Theatre of the Living Arts)
Jan. 24: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
Jan. 28: Chicago (Metro)
Jan. 29: Minneapolis (Fine Line Music Cafe)
Jan. 31: Boulder, Colo. (Fox Theatre)
Feb. 3: Vancouver (Commodore Ballroom)
Feb. 4: Seattle (Crocodile Cafe)
Feb. 5: Portland, Ore. (Berbati's Pan)
Feb. 7: San Francisco (Slim's)
Feb. 11: Los Angeles (El Rey Theatre)
Feb. 12: San Diego (Epicentre)