The Stars will truly be out at Mosaic Place on Sept. 6.
Stars, a Toronto-based band, will be opening up for the Tragically Hip when they begin the next leg of their current tour in Moose Jaw next week.
Best known as a Canadian indie pop group, Stars has worked together for more than a decade crafting music that mixes pop melodies and lush instrumentation with narrative lyrics brought forth with soft, yet nuanced, vocals.
The group has also been nominated for a pair of Juno awards — in 2004 and 2005 for Alternative Album of the Year.
Doug Campbell, the director of business development for Mosaic Place, is excited to present a tremendous opening act to go with the big headliner at next week's concert.
"Anytime we can have an award-winning act come through Mosaic Place, or come through Moose Jaw, that's a huge benefit and it adds to the entertainment package for the show," said Campbell of Stars.
Their most recent album, The North is a compilation of 12 original tracks, all of which received a tremendous amount of input from each member of the band.
Amy Millan, who shares lead vocals with Torquio Campbell, said in a press release, "This is the five of us attacking each song and turning it into something that is all of ours."
That "something" in their music has a techno-like feel to it, according to Campbell.
"If you've never heard Stars previously, I'm sure listening to them when you come out to the show you'll probably leave a fan," said Campbell.
The set of music by the Stars is scheduled to start at 8 p.m., and will last approximately an hour. They are expected to play many songs from their newest album, but also some older ones from their six previous albums.
"It's a different sound, but very complimentary to the Tragically Hip," said Campbell. "So you're going to see not only Canada's most iconic band in the Tragically Hip, but also a Juno (nominated) act that you may or may not have heard of previously."
Tickets for the Sept. 6 show can still be purchased through Mosaic Place or Ticketmaster.
Nathan Liewicki can be reached at 306-691-1256 or follow him on Twitter @liewicks.