Lights sent in an update from Los Angeles, four days into the US tour. The Canadian synthpop singer was seen playing videogames and told fans, “This tour has been amazing. This tour has been one of the most amazing tours I’ve ever done.” She added that “there’s so much love I can’t even sleep at night. That’s how much love I’m feeling on this tour.” Watch it via YouTube below.
Get a behind the scenes look at the making of the of the dLite animated video featuring Lights’ song ‘White’, featuring comments from and about the Canadian synthpop singer, in the YouTube video below. “I think people are gonna love it,” Lights says about the animation. “I think one of the greatest things about it is that it really compliments the song. If you get one song that compliments a visual, they compliment each other.” Check out more info at dlitebylg.com.
Behind the scenes footage with Lights from the recent Reading Festival has been posted online.
“I’m sitting in the sun which is suprising because it’s been raining all day, kinda, on and off, which is nice,” Lights explained. “It worked to my advantage, kicking off the dance stage this morning, 12:30, morning-ish. Everyone was still kinda groggy. Because it was raining, everyone came in, and there was a couple thousand people watching. It was awesome.”
“Definitely a festival unlike any other one,” the Canadian synthpop singer said about the annual UK event. “Especially in North America. You don’t get this many people at a festival and it’s just got this awesome festival vibe and everyone is so ready to hear music and ready to get dirty for music and makes it real easy for us to play. It’s just been a total blast.”
On how to prepare for the festival dates, she said, “Definitely there are a few things you take with you on festival days. I’ve done my share of festivals. I did Warped Tour last year and I did V Fest last year in Canada and here in the UK. One of the staples that you need to bring besides some water, which should be a daily thing, is face wipes. Warped Tour that was my shower. Here, you get dust in your face after the set and my eye makeup starts to streak. You’re sweaty, you split chutney. Sunglasses, I should have them on right now because I’m squinting, but sunglasses are a good thing to have, even in the rain, because when you’re walking fast like I do, it goes into your eyes and sizzles. Also earplugs. If you’re right in front of a speaker, you could lose your hearing, and this generation is losing their hearing.”
Watch it via her YouTube below.
Several Canadian pop acts are contributing their voices to the anti-racism animation ‘The Girl With The Pinhead Parents’. Nelly Furtado plays Pinhead Girl (Pina), Lights plays Flourescent Glow Teacher (Miss Becqueral), and Skye Sweetnam plays Hockey-stick Hands Mom. Watch the Karen Bliss created cartoon via YouTube below.
Canadian synthpop singer Lights will embark on a headlining tour of the U.S. in the fall in support of her debut album ‘The Listening’ and her recently released EP ‘Lights.Acoustic’.
Tour dates are as follows:
10/22/10 Portland, OR- Berbati’s Pan
10/23/10 Seattle, WA- El Corazon
10/25/10 San Francisco, CA- Slim’s
10/26/10 Los Angeles, CA- El Rey
10/27/10 Phoenix, AZ- The Underground
10/29/10 Dallas, TX- Prophet Bar @ The Door
10/30/10 Austin, TX- Emo’s
10/31/10 Houston, TX- Warehouse Live
11/2/10 Orlando, FL- Backbooth
11/3/10 Atlanta, GA- Masquerade
11/4/10 Nashville, TN- Rocketown
11/5/10 Chicago, IL- Lincoln Hall
11/6/10 Detroit, MI- Eagle Theater
11/7/10 Cleveland, OH- Musica
11/9/10 Boston, MA- Middle East
11/10/10 New York, NY- Bowery Ballroom
11/11/10 Baltimore, MD- Ottobar
11/12/10 Philadelphia, PA- North Star Bar
11/13/10 Buffalo, NY- Mohawk Place
On sale dates will vary so fans can check the event details at iamlights.com/tour.
MuchMusic is getting up close and personal with Lights, following the Canadian singing sensation as she goes all across Canada making appearances, filming music videos, and working on new material. Watch the Lights ‘That Much Closer’ promo via YouTube below.
Lights performed ‘Saviour’ live on the syndicated weekend music show ‘Fearless Music’. The song if off the Canadian synthpop singer’s debut album ‘The Listening’, out now on Sire. Watch it via YouTube below.
Find out 21 things you might not have known about Lights in a new interview with Alloy TV. Among the questions posed to the Canadian synthpop singer are what’s the first music video she ever saw, the most surprising song on her iPod, her favorite musical era, favorite pizza toppings, favorite bands of the moment, and her moment of shame. “I walked down the stage once with my fly down and a piece of toilet paper stuck to my shoe,” she confessed. Watch the video via YouTube below.
After a tour supporting Hedley, Lights will be embarking on her own headlining tour of Canada. Tickets for the headlining shows will go onsale August 13th. Check the event details for on-sale times and links. Some of the venues will be offering presales.
10/13/10 Thunder Bay, ON Crocks
10/15/10 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings
10/16/10 Saskatoon, SK Odeon Events Centre
10/17/10 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom
10/18/10 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Events Centre
10/20/10 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theater
Lights is releasing her EP ‘Lights. Acoustic.’ today, with the CD in stores in Canada and available digitally in the US and UK. The Canadian synthpop singer promoted the 5 song release on her YouTube channel on the eve of its release. Watch the message below.