Stars have released a George Vale-directed video for “Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It” from their latest LP, The North. The video follows a group of drag queens primping themselves up for a fabulous runway show, and the soundtrack has a heartfelt and empowering result.
Frontman Torquil Campbell said of the video, “I wanted to make a video that celebrated the following things: 1. Being yourself 2. Being someone else 3. Being fucking fabulous 4. Showing up, putting on your heels and staying alive. Drag queens know a couple of things the rest of us choose not to know: you are who you imagine yourself to be, and you can be a star even if, especially if, nobody ever knows who you really are. That’s the spirit of pop, and this is a video for a POP song that most people will never hear. So I thought it all went together like Sonny and Cher. Hope you all enjoy it.”.
Stars have also added new dates to their fall tour, which you can see below.
Stars Tour Dates
14 – Chicago, Ill. @ Riot Fest
15 – Victoria, B.C. @ Rifflandia
17 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Great American Music Hall
18 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Slims
19 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ the El Rey
20 – Pomona, Calif. @ the Glasshouse
21 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ the Urban Lounge
22 – Denver, Colo @ Riot Fest
24 – Kansas City, Kans. @ Crossroads
26 – Cleveland, Ohio @ the Beachland Ballroom
27 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
28 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ the Tralf Music Hall
29 – Ithaca, N.Y. @ the Haunt
30 – Washington D.C. @ the 9:30 Club
2 – Lancaster, Pa. @ Chameleon Club
4 – Asbury Park, N.J. @ the Stone Pony
5 – Huntington, N.Y. @ the Paramount
6 – Burlington, Vt. @ Higher Ground