Canadian indie fivesome Stars' seventh album is titled No One Is Lost, which could be a directive for their live shows, where fans from all walks of live are enveloped in the band's warm, sentimental indie rock. The group just kicked off their winter tour in New England and let Rolling Stone's cameras document their full day in Boston, where they played the Royale Ballroom. Watch the group goof off before taking the stage, struggle to fit into their tour bus bunks and end the night with a thrilling performance. Later, they took the time to caption the images and walk us through what was going behind the scenes.
"Ben, our tour manager, playing up the cables, cables and more cables."
Singer-guitarist Amy Millan plots out the performance: "Just a few set list alterations tonight."
"Let's set this shit up!"
Drummer Patty McGee gets comfortable on the leather-seated bus: "Drinking a mandatory pre-tour beer."
"We have a new album out. We also have other albums."
"Evan [Cranley] having his stage wear chosen by our stylist, Delphine."
"Design concepts for the next album are coming along nicely."
Keyboardist Chris Seligman gets some rest: "Sleeping in your clothes is the easiest way to always be ready."
Natalka, who handles merch, attempts to get some rest of her own: "Getting into your bunk requires some climbing experience."
Millan and keyboardist-vocalist Torquil Campbell have a few laughs: "Making fun of the rest of the band is very bonding."
Campbell irons: "Our moms taught us well."
The band prepares to take the stage: "Best show ever!"
Stars begin their set.
"We don't want your body!"
The band sings one for the fans "who lined up all day to get to the front."
The show comes to a close: "You are stars."