Alana Rocklin Plays Bass As STS9 Debut New Material at McDowell Mountain Music Fest
STS9 returned to the stage last night for the first time since they cancelled their winter tour following founding bassist David Murphy’s departure from the band. The group was joined by replacement bassist Alana Rocklin for the duration of the show, which took place at the McDowell Mountain Music Festival in Phoenix, AZ. Rumors had been circulating for some time that Rocklin, who sat in with the band for a few songs during their most recent New Year’s Eve run at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, would be taking over bass duties for the upcoming tour, though last night’s show was the first time this information was confirmed.
In addition to utilizing a new band member, STS9 also debuted two new songs during their set at the festival. The show opened with a brand new tune titled “New Dawn, New Day,” and the group introduced another new track, “World Go Round,” a couple songs later.
As previously reported, STS9 have been in the studio working on their next album for some time. No release date for the record has been set as of now.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist
Friday, March 28, 2014, STS9, McDowell Mountain Music Festival, Phoenix, AZ
New Dawn, New Day*, Rent, World Go Round*, Wika Chikana, Kamuy, Vapors, Golden Gate, 20-12, Circus, Inspire Strikes Back, When The Dust Settles