Canada's acclaimed pop multi-instrumentalist Lights will hit the road for a U.S. headlining tour in support of her current album, Little Machines. X-Ambassadors will support. The tour kicks off on February 14th, 2015, in Minneapolis. Tickets go on sale at http://www.music.iamlights.com on Friday, December 19th at 10am ET. Please see below for all dates.
Lights recently participated in Rdio's highly popular Rdio Covers series, covering Future Islands "Seasons (Waiting On You)." The series features exclusively commissioned recordings from artists destined to break out in 2015 providing a fresh take on some of 2014's biggest hits. Nylon premiered Lights' cover of "Seasons," noting that she "transformed the electro-pop track into a broody ballad that brings newly-realized depth to the lyrics." Listen to it here.
Lights has been perfecting her own unique brand of synth pop since she was 14. With a couple of Junos and Gold records under her belt, she's amassed a dedicated 'Lights Army' over the years (1.3 million Facebook fans, over half a million Twitter fans), including self-professed fans Miley Cyrus, John Mayer, and K'Naan among others. She's also collaborated with Kaskade and Deadmau5.
Little Machines was produced and engineered by Drew Pearson, with key songs/singles mixed by Mark "Spike" Stent (Madonna, U2, Beyonce). The anthemic single, "Up We Go," deemed "perhaps [Lights'] biggest banger to date," by Noisey, follows intro track 'Portal,' which Refinery29 called "the wanderlust song of the summer."
Lights upcoming tour dates are as follows:
02/14 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
02/15 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
02/17 Iowa City, IA Blue Moose Tap House
02/18 St. Louis, MO Ready Room
02/20 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
02/21 Austin, TX Emo's
02/22 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
02/24 Orlando, FL Beacham Theater
02/25 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
02/27 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
02/28 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
03/01 Nashville, TN Rocketown
03/02 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte
03/04 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
03/05 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small's Theatre
03/06 Columbus, OH Skully's Music Diner
03/07 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe at Old National Centre
03/09 Cleveland, OH House of Blues - Cleveland
03/10 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection