Cobra Starship get set to unleash the anthemic single 'The Church Of Hot Addiction' on March 12th (digital) and April 2nd (physical) with their phenomenal debut album 'While The City Sleeps, We Rule The Streets' also set for release on April 2nd through Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen. The band will also be out on tour supporting Fall Out Boy this spring.
Cobra Starship is the brainchild of ex-Midtown frontman Gabe Saporta. Gabe was born in Montevido, Uruguay - a tiny wedge of a country between Argentina and Brazil. At age four he immigrated to Queens where his father Diego sold scarves on the streets of Manhattan to support his son's dreams of becoming a rock star. These dreams were realised with Midtown and are now once again becoming a reality with Cobra Starship.
After the inclusion of Cobra Starship's killer track 'Bring It (Snakes On A Plane)' on the hit movie's soundtrack things soon took off and it was time for Gabe to get a full band together. Gabe enlisted old friends Alex Suarez and Ryland Blackington from The Ivy League on bass and guitar respectively. A drummer came when rockers Armor For Sleep kindly donated their beloved drum tech, Nate Navarro. The line up was complete when Victoria Asher was enlisted on keytar. World domination was now possible, it was time to hit the road.
With the aim of, 'teaching hipsters to not take themselves so seriously and telling emo kids to stop being pussies' Cobra Starship have made an album jam packed full of disco-tinged pop punk and driving rock anthems. Songs like the compulsive 'Send My Love To The Dance Floor, I'll See You In Hell (Hey Mister DJ)' and forthcoming single 'The Church Of Hot Addiction' are just two examples of Cobra Starship at their finest. Featuring appearances from the likes of The Sounds, Gym Class Heroes and The Academy Is. 'While The City Sleeps, We Rule The Streets' is an impossibly catchy rock extravaganza. Cobra Starship bring their explosive live show to the UK in March/April as support to Fall Out Boy:
Tour dates (supporting Fall Out Boy):
Sat 31st March - Bournemouth, International Centre
Sun 1st April - London, Brixton Academy
Mon 2nd April - London, Hammersmith Apollo
Tue 3rd April - Manchester, Apollo
Wed 4th April - Glasgow, Academy
Cobra Starship Headline Date:
Thurs 5th April - London, Water Rats
Many ticket-holders couldn't get into the O2 Arena show on Tuesday night (September 19th) because they didn't bring photo ID to match their booking.
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