Lights – Acousticwith guest Kieran Mercer
|May 14, 2016|
Lights – Acoustic
with guest Kieran Mercer
918 Granville Street – All Ages Welcome
Saturday May 14th 2016
Doors 7:00PM, Show 8:00PM
**RESERVED SEATING / ALL AGES**
General Tickets on Sale Friday March 11th at 10am.
AMEX tickets go on sale Mon. Mar 7, 2016 10:00am
Electro-pop artist Lights today unveiled Midnight Machines, an album comprised of six acoustic songs from her third studio album Little Machines (September 2014), plus two brand new songs, set for April 8 release via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Midnight Machines is available for pre-order starting today. The never-before-heard tracks are “Follow You Down” and “Head Cold”, and the leading single is an acoustic version of “Meteorites”. The video for the acoustic version of “Meteorites” premiered internationally on NYLON today.
Also announced today, Lights will perform acoustically for fans at The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on May 3 and at The Vogue in Vancouver on May 14. For the full list of concert dates visit: iamlights.com.
Midnight Machines is Lights’ third acoustic album, a tradition that started when she reinterpreted her first studio release, and it has carried through on every album. This time, Lights worked with a string quartet on completely new and full arrangements that breathe completely different life into their electro-rock counterparts.
“Midnight Machines is more than just an acoustic record, it’s a complete reinvention of some of the songs from Little Machines,” said Lights. I worked with a string section and my band to create this ultra vibey, late night version. Making the video for Meteorites was almost as interesting to work on because I had to learn the song backwards and sped up to create the slow surreality of the shots.”
Leading into album release, Lights will embark on a five day UK tour making stops in Glasgow, Manchester, Brighton and two nights in London. Lights has also been invited by Paramore to play Parahoy! this month, alongside Chvrches and X Ambassadors, sailing from Miami to Mexico over four days. The sold-out cruise will include intimate gigs, and a chance to get up-close and personal with all the artists performing.
Little Machines won the JUNO Award for Pop Album of the Year in 2015 and includes the platinum-selling single “Up We Go”. Little Machines also led to extensive touring and sold-out headline shows across North America and Europe, and last spring Lights took to the stage at the prestigious Coachella Festival, and toured alongside chart toppers One Republic.