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A b-side from The Starting Line's Direction sessions, "Time to Run," has made its way onto Amazon MP3, but it apparently won't be available for another 30 years.

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Joe DeAndrea on 05/23/09 - 01:40 PM
West Coast, you can still wish Ken Vasoli (Person L, The Starting Line) a happy birthday in this thread and not be late and embarrassed like the East Coast folks. He is 25 years old as of May 20, 2009.
Anton Djamoos on 05/20/09 - 10:10 PM
Update: The chat is now over. Well Kenneth it has been a pleasure. We've covered a lot of ground, shared a few laughs; thanks for coming on! He's a good kid. Everyone else, be sure to check out Person L!

Kenny Vasoli will be chatting in this thread at approximately 9 p.m. ET. Come on in and find out about the upcoming Person L tour, beg and plead for news on The Starting Line, or just say hello. Kenny said no topic is off limits, so go nuts. Yo, sup k-murda?
Anton Djamoos on 04/14/09 - 05:56 PM
Don't forget that Kenny Vasoli (Person L, The Starting Line) will be chatting on AP.net tonight at 9 p.m. ET.
Anton Djamoos on 04/14/09 - 12:17 PM
Kenny Vasoli (The Starting Line, Person L) will be chatting on AP.net this Tuesday, April 14 at 9 p.m. ET. Be sure to come here to talk about The Starting Line's March Mayhem first round victory over Death Cab for Cutie, the upcoming Person L tour, or just be like, "Yo sup k-murda."
Anton Djamoos on 04/09/09 - 07:54 PM
On this day one year ago, The Starting Line announced their hiatus.
Anton Djamoos on 03/05/09 - 09:34 AM
Mike Golla from The Starting Line has a new band called The Traded Series. Their first show will be March 11th at the Trocadero Balcony with The Dangerous Summer. Head to the band's myspace to check out a song.
Message From MikeIt's been a while since The Starting Line wound down. I have been really
busy with a new job and making up lost time with my family but that doesn't
mean that I am finished with music.

My friend Jack Kerrigan and I got together and wrote and recorded an EP that
we will release as soon as we finish up some loose ends. I really hope
everyone likes it. I know I sure do. I have a long standing respect for Jack
as an old friend and a talented musician(we go...
Rohan Kohli on 02/19/09 - 02:45 PM
Happy 30th birthday to Matt Watts of The Starting Line.
Joe DeAndrea on 01/24/09 - 04:47 PM
Brian from The Starting Line has made it his mission to watch all 25 of Entertainment Weekly's "25 Movies You Need to See Before Oscar Night." Learn more about his quest here, and check out part II of his quest here. For everything entertainment (movies, TV, etc.), make sure to check out our Entertainment forum.
Adrian Villagomez on 01/17/09 - 09:35 AM
The Starting Line have put all of their albums (sans Direction) up for streaming on myspace. Go stream some songs and give them some revenue from the new Myspace Music plan.

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Anton Djamoos on 10/15/08 - 07:10 PM
Kenny Vasoli recently sat down with Alternative Press for a special podcast; in the podcast, he discusses Person L, The Starting Line, and music in general.
Rohan Kohli on 10/03/08 - 08:24 AM
Happy Birthday to Kenny Vasoli (Person L / The Starting Line). He turns 24 today.
jaimej on 05/20/08 - 08:55 AM
Absolute Access presents the final installment of The Starting Line series. What does this band mean to you? See what two very special guests had to say. The video can be seen here, along with the first three episodes, or in the replies.
Brad Streeter on 05/08/08 - 11:36 AM
Did you ever think "Island" should have been the monster smash hit of 2007? Me too! See why it wasn't in part 3 of our Absolute Access: The Starting Line series. The video can be seen here, along with parts 1 & 2, or in the replies.
Brad Streeter on 05/07/08 - 11:21 AM
Curious as to what happened with The Starting Line and their last label situation? Watch this second video from our four part Absolute Access series. The video can be seen here, along with part one, or in the replies.
Brad Streeter on 05/06/08 - 10:53 AM
As of last night The Starting Line is officially on their break. However, Absolute Access was able to catch up with the band on their last club tour to further discuss the break. The first segment of this four part series can be seen here or in the replies.
Brad Streeter on 05/05/08 - 12:37 PM
Live videos from The Starting Line and Steel Train show on April 14th can be seen in the replies.
Joe DeAndrea on 04/22/08 - 05:22 PM
Watch Four Year Strong, Bayside and Steel Train take to the stage during The Starting Line's "Island" with towels, beach chairs and a Frisbee.
Julia Conny on 04/22/08 - 10:48 AM
Last night, at the 9:30 club in DC, Kenny Vasoli of The Starting Line announced that this would be their last show for a long time. In his words, "Don't forget about us, we'll be back in 2011."

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Joe DeAndrea on 04/21/08 - 04:52 PM
A video of The Starting Line doing a photo shoot for our friends at Alternative Press can be seen in the replies.
Anton Djamoos on 04/19/08 - 06:48 PM
The Starting Line is looking for fans at their show in Philadelphia tomorrow, April 18th, to be a part of an upcoming DVD release; check below for details.
Message From the BandHey just wanted to give a big thank you to everyone who has made it out to the shows on this tour. It's probably been one of the best tours we've ever been on.

We've been shooting footage for a DVD on this tour and are filming at the Electric Factory in Philly tomorrow, we're really looking forward to having our last hometown show (for awhile at least) captured.

We'd love to get footage of die-hard TSL fans before the show and do some video portraits and get a few quick words, so if you'd like to be a part...
Rohan Kohli on 04/17/08 - 10:10 AM
Watch Dan from Four Year Strong and Evan from Steel Train sing along with The Starting Line on "Something Left to Give" in the replies.
Julia Conny on 04/16/08 - 06:10 PM
The Seventy Six (Matt and Tom from The Starting Line) has posted a full version of "Caught Up" on the band's myspace page.
Rohan Kohli on 04/15/08 - 10:05 AM
We need your help! Absolute Access is working on a video series based around The Starting Line, and we want you to be involved. Details can be seen in the replies.
Brad Streeter on 04/10/08 - 01:18 PM
Videos of The Starting Line playing Say it Like You Mean It material at their sold out show at the Metro in Chicago last night can be seen here.

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Joe DeAndrea on 03/22/08 - 06:32 PM
Steve, tour manager for The Starting Line, has written a tour update for you all to read. Check it out below.
Tour UpdateWhat's up guys..

This is Steve with The Starting Line, their Tour Manager.. Check out me, writing a tour update.. No one probably cares, so tune out now if that's the case..

Anyway, I have been working for The Starting Line for about 6 years now, since the Reel Big Fish tour if any of you where out for that.. Since then I have been traveling the country / world with some of my best friends, not bad for a day job.. It's been an awesome ride and I am going to miss it..

But it's not over yet.. Today is day 1 of our tour with Bayside, Four Year Strong and Steel...
Anton Djamoos on 03/18/08 - 08:05 PM
In order to make room for new designs on the upcoming Bayside/Four Year Strong tour, The Starting Line will be offering some killer tour-only discounts on all their old stock. For example, buy any new tee or hoodie and get an old shirt for five bucks. Danny, the band's merch man, will also be open to deal offers.
Julia Conny on 03/14/08 - 02:06 PM
A new episode of The Boozler Podcast will go up at 5 p.m. EST featuring Matt from The Starting Line. Interviews with A Day To Remember and Aiden are on their way, and you can submit your questions to the podcast myspace blog.
Julia Conny on 02/15/08 - 01:45 PM
Check below for an update from The Starting Line.
Message From The BandHello Friends! We are going back on the road for a headline tour in March with Bayside, Four Year Strong and Steel Train. We couldn't be more excited to tour with not only great bands but close friends. They are a great group of people and we know they will bring the rock! We can't wait to sharing a stage with them every night. Go to our website www.thestartinglinerock.com and our Myspace www.myspace.com/thestartingline for links to buy tickets

On another note after we finish our headline tour we are looking to play a bunch of college shows from mid April till May. If you book the shows at your school please email...
Rohan Kohli on 02/11/08 - 06:28 PM
The December '07 issue of SPIN Magazine featured an article about the vocals of the scene and how there is only one sound that all vocalists are striving for. Click here to read it. If you click "1-Page" on the top menu, the text will be large enough to read on-screen.

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Anton Djamoos on 01/29/08 - 05:40 PM
Tomorrow, The Bamboozle Podcast will be interviewing Ronnie of Red Jumpsuit Apparatus at 3 p.m. EST and Vinnie of I Am The Avalanche at 4 p.m. EST. Matt of The Starting Line will also be interviewed on Wednesday at 3 p.m EST. You can listen to these on the profile's music player. If you have questions, post them in the respective blogs.
Julia Conny on 01/14/08 - 04:27 PM
Steel Train has been added to The Starting Line/Bayside tour.
Tour Dates3/19/2008 Mr. Small's Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
3/20/2008 St. Andrews Detroit, MI
3/21/2008 Metro Chicago, IL
3/22/2008 The Rave Milwaukee, WI
3/24/2008 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
3/25/2008 People's Des Moines, IA
3/26/2008 Pop's Sauget, IL
3/27/2008 The Beaumont Kansas City, MO
3/28/2008 Gothic Theatre Englewood, CO
3/29/2008 In The Venue Salt Lake City, UT
3/31/2008 El Corazon Seattle, WA
4/01/2008 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
4/03/2008 Slims San Francisco, CA
4/04/2008 The Boardwalk Orangevale, CA
4/05/2008 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre irvine, CA
4/06/2008 Jillians Las Vegas, NV
4/07/2008 The Rock...
Julia Conny on 01/07/08 - 02:59 PM
Official dates have been revealed for a March/April tour with The Starting Line, Bayside and Four Year Strong. Most of the dates are on sale now; the rest will be available soon.
Tour DatesMar 19 2008 8:00P Mr. Smalls Theatre Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Mar 20 2008 5:30P St. Andrew’s Hall Detriot, Michigan
Mar 21 2008 5:00P Metro Chicago, Illinois
Mar 22 2008 7:00P The Rave Milwaukee, Washington
Mar 24 2008 5:00P First Avenue Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 25 2008 5:00P People’s Court Des Moines, Iowa
Mar 26 2008 6:30P Pop’s Sauget, Illinois
Mar 27 2008 6:30P Beaumont Club Kansas City, Missouri
Mar 28 2008 6:30P Gothic Theatre Denver, Colorado
Mar 29 2008 7:00P In The Venue ( Formerly...
Julia Conny on 01/02/08 - 04:02 PM
The Starting Line's music video for "Island" is now up for voting on MTV's Total Request Live.
Rohan Kohli on 11/01/07 - 09:10 PM
The Starting Line's music video for "Island" will receive a "first look" tomorrow, November 1st, on MTV's Total Request Live and will thereafter be up for voting for inclusion on the show's countdown.
Rohan Kohli on 10/31/07 - 07:22 PM
Today we launch the very first ABSOLUTExclusive computer game! Click here to play The Starting Line's "Island Adventure." High score wins a new Nintendo Wii!
Garett Press on 10/26/07 - 07:56 AM
The Starting Line have made "Something Left to Give" available for streaming on their myspace profile. The track is taken from the outfit's latest full-length, Direction, which is available now courtesy of Virgin Records.

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Brandon Allin on 09/26/07 - 02:52 PM
Matt Watts of The Starting Line, Eron Bucciarelli of Hawthorne Heights, and Josh Farro of Paramore have been having weird dreams and visions as of late about "crazy robotic sharks in space" and "squids mounted by wizards;" they have a warning for you.
Rohan Kohli on 09/13/07 - 12:18 PM
Paramore have unveiled the complete schedule for their forthcoming headlining tour, on which the quartet will feature support from The Starting Line, Set Your Goals, and The Almost.
Tour Dates25 Oct 2007 Utica College Utica, NY
26 Oct 2007 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON
27 Oct 2007 Clutch Cargo’s Pontiac, MI
29 Oct 2007 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
30 Oct 2007 The Congress Theater Chicago, IL
1 Nov 2007 The Rave Milwaukee, WI
2 Nov 2007 The Myth Maplewood, MN
3 Nov 2007 The Beaumont Club Kansas City, MO
4 Nov 2007 Fillmore Auditorium (16+) Denver, CO
6 Nov 2007 House of Blues Las Vegas, NV
8 Nov 2007 The Warfield San Francisco, CA
10 Nov 2007 Majestic Ventura Theatre...
Brandon Allin on 09/12/07 - 12:29 PM
The initial tour dates for the upcoming co-headlining tour from Paramore and The Starting Line have begun to be announced. You can expect the complete itinerary to be uncovered shortly.
Tour Datesw/ Set Your Goals opening
10/23/07 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
10/27/07 – Clutch Cargos – Pontiac, MI
11/03/07 – Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
11/04/07 – Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO

w/ The Almost opening
11/18/07 – Stubb’s (Outdoor) – Austin, TX
11/19/07 – Meridian – Houston, TX
11/27/07 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
11/28/07 – Roseland Ballroom – New York, NY


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Brandon Allin on 09/07/07 - 09:39 AM
The Starting Line and Katy Perry will be playing a show in West Hollywood next Wednesday, Sept. 12, hosted by Blender Magazine and Perez Hilton. If you are 21 or older and would like to get free tickets to this show, sign up here.
Anton Djamoos on 09/05/07 - 03:56 PM
As Warped Tour '07 comes to a close, Absolute Access was able to venture down to one of the remaining dates on this year's tour. We were able to feature 3 bands, each at different levels of Warped tour, including The Starting Line, All Time Low, and Go Crash Audio. The videos can be seen here or in the replies.
Brad Streeter on 08/23/07 - 10:44 AM
You guys can read my interview with Kenny from The Starting Line here.
Jamie Pham on 08/21/07 - 10:37 AM
Head to the replies to watch Scotty from Lido Beach's interpretation of The Starting Line's "Island." Also, the band is almost done recording their demos which will be on their myspace page soon.
Jamie Pham on 08/15/07 - 01:08 PM
The Starting Line has posted "21" from their new album on myspace. Direction is in stores now.
Rohan Kohli on 08/15/07 - 12:21 AM
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