ELECTRO-POP SINGER & SONGWRITER LIGHTS ANNOUNCES HEADLINE TOUR
Debut Full-Length Album ‘The Listening’ Out Oct 6th 2009
Burbank, CA – Keytar-wielding synth-pop sensation LIGHTS has announced her first ever US headlining tour. The nationwide string of dates, which comes on the heels of her Canadian tour with Keane, kick off October 2nd in Philadelphia, PA and run through November 4th in San Francisco, CA. Portland, Oregon indie pop trio Stars of Track and Field will be supporting. LIGHTS debut full-length album The Listening will be released October 6, 2009.
The Toronto singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist crafts her own brand of sparkling, otherworldly electro-pop that is, in her words “soft, but not pussy-soft, you know?” LIGHTS’ songs have already garnered a collective 16 million plays on MySpace, and she has racked up a #1 hit on MuchMusic, inclusion in a series of Old Navy commercials, and airtime on The Hills. On the strength of her self-titled EP alone, LIGHTS won the 2009 Juno (the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy Award) for New Artist of the Year, joining the ranks of Feist and Nelly Furtado.
During her stint on this summer’s Van’s Warped Tour Rolling Stone selected LIGHTS as one of four Warped Tour Buzz Bands, calling her a “retro new wave…keytar-rocking pixie.”
LIGHTS’ first full collection of music, The Listening, expands on her sound, which she calls “inter-galactic electro” and describes as “simple lyrics juxtaposed with sounds harvested from the far reaches of my alternate universe.” The album includes a few songs already familiar to die-hard LIGHTS fans, as well as plenty of new material including the first single, “Saviour,” a propulsive pop anthem that represents the essence of LIGHTS.
The video for “Saviour” premiered on MySpace last month and immediately shot to the number one spot. It has remained one of the top videos on MySpace with close to one million views and counting.
Visit http://www.iamlights.com/ or www.myspace.com/lights to see and hear LIGHTS.
LIGHTS headlining tour dates are as follows:
10/2 – North Star Bar – Philadelphia, PA
10/3 – Sonar Lounge – Baltimore, MD
10/4 – Middle East – Boston, MA
10/6 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
10/7 – Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
10/9 – The Brillobox – Pittsburgh, PA
10/10 – The Shelter – Detroit, MI
10/11 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
10/21 – Covington, KY – The Madhatter
10/22 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Mixtape Cafe
10/23 – Des Moines, IA – House of Bricks
10/24 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
10/27 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
10/28 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
10/30 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive
10/31 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
11/03 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour
11/04 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill