Alt-pop phenom Lights has announced her 2018 headline tour – one of her biggest to date – bringing her immersive world of pop music and comics to life in more than 40 cities across North America. The We Were Here Tour 2018 kicks off on January 30 in Vancouver and includes stops in major cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Ottawa, Philadelphia and Chicago.
New Album, Skin&Earth, Out Now
Current Single “Giants” Continues to Climb at Hot AC Radio
40+ Dates Confirmed Across Canada and the U.S.
Lights is touring in support of her recently-released fourth studio album Skin&Earth(Universal Music Canada), featuring the anthemic single “Giants” that continues to climb the Hot AC radio chart. Tickets for the We Were Here Tour 2018 will be available starting Friday, November 10 at 10 a.m. local time, with Lights’ presale on November 8 and radio presales on November 9. For more information and to purchase tickets, including limited Red Sector VIP Packages, head to music.iamlights.com/tour/.
Watch – “Giants”
Skin&Earth serves as Lights’ most ambitious project yet, combining her love for comics and music into an immersive, multimedia experience. Issue 5 in the ongoing comic series written and illustrated entirely by Lights is out tomorrow, November 8, continuing to showcase the world of Skin&Earth that’s already propelled her career to new heights. Lights has received praise from critics including Buzzfeed proclaiming “It’s time for Americans to fall in love with Lights,” and Billboard highlighting “concept albums are nothing new, but it’s the lengths to which Lights takes her fourth album Skin&Earth that sets it apart.” Further acclaim comes from ELLE, DuJour, Forbes, NYLON, PASTE, Idolator, Alternative Press, Newsweek, and Playboy, who have dubbed Lights a “Real-life musical wonder woman.”
Lights has built an incredibly passionate fan base over the course of her four records, selling out headline tours across North America and Europe, garnering 100 million U.S. streams, more than 200,000 in U.S. album sales, two JUNO Awards, and three Gold album certifications; not to mention the 2 million + rabid fans who follow her every move online. The singer and songwriter has played numerous festivals including Coachella, Reading & Leeds, plus toured with OneRepublic, Tegan & Sara, Paramore, Kaskade, PVRIS and many others. The We Were Here 2018 Tour will feature opening acts Chase Atlantic and DCF for all dates through March 17, with Dear Rouge and DCF on the later Canadian dates.
Lights 2018 Headline Tour Dates:
1/30 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre*
1/31 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre*
3/1 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall*
3/2 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall*
3/27 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall^
3/29 – Edmonton, AB – Winspear Centre^
3/30 – Saskatoon, SK – O’Brian’s Event Centre^
3/31 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Centre for the Performing Arts^
4/3 – North Bay, ON – Capitol Centre^
4/4 – Ottawa, ON – Algonquin Commons Theatre^
4/6 – Kitchener, ON – Elements Nightclub^
4/7 – London, ON – London Music Hall^
* with opening acts Chase Atlantic and DCF
^ with opening acts Dear Rouge and DCF
Lights – Red Sector VIP Package includes: 1 GA or Premium reserved seat, 1 pre-show acoustic song performance, 1 intimate pre-show group Q&A with Lights, 1 individual photo with Lights, 1 Red Sector ID (commemorative VIP laminate), exclusive merchandise, and early entry into venue with crowd free merch shopping. Limited availability.
Lights has partnered with Plus1 so that $1 from every ticket sold on this tour will go toward the grassroots climate movement through GRID Alternatives (in the US – gridalternatives.org) and Équiterre (in Canada – equiterre.org).