MAY 14TH – Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company is pleased to announce Lights’ new album Skin&Earth Acoustic, which is available for preorder now. Skin&Earth Acoustic is heralded by “Lost Girls,” one of three new tracks appearing on the album alongside seven acoustic versions of tracks taken from 2017’s Skin&Earth album (see attached tracklisting). “Lost Girls” is accompanied by an official video which is streaming now on Lights’ official YouTube channel. The album was recorded, produced and mixed by Lights with the seven acoustic updates recorded directly in their corresponding environments, previously brought to life in the project’s accompanying graphic novel of the same title.
This summer, Lights will embark on a special “Skin&Earth Acoustic Tour” – an intimate experience featuring new music along with a full band and string performances. The trek kicks off July 24th at Chicago, Illinois’ House of Blues and includes performances at Toronto Danforth Music Hall and London’s London Music Hall before wrapping up on August 16th at The Vogue in Vancouver, BC (see attached itinerary). Presale tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, May 15th at 10 am local time, with general on-sale beginning Friday, May 17th at 10 am local time. For up-to-date ticketing information, please visit iamlights.com.
Lights have also partnered with PLUS1 so that one dollar from every ticket sold in the US will support Grid Alternatives and their work bringing accessible renewable energy technology and job training to underserved communities. One dollar from every ticket sold in Canada will support Équiterre and their work providing solutions to accelerate the transition towards a society in which individuals, organizations and governments make ecological choices that are both healthy and equitable.
Following months of North American Skin&Earth headline dates and support tours with PVRIS and Young The Giant, Lights is set to embark on a sold-out UK tour next week. After her summer acoustic run, Lights will be a featured guest in deadmau5’s set on his North American “cubeV3” tour this fall. The two artists recently collaborated on his latest release and fans were treated to a special appearance by Lights during deadmau5’s set at this year’s Ultra Music Festival in Miami.
Over the course of her career, Lights has built an incredibly passionate fanbase – selling out tours around the world, racking up over 100M in U.S. streams and earning three JUNO Awards, including “Pop Album of the Year” for Skin&Earth, the Canadian singer’s fourth record and her most open and vulnerable to date. Stepping away from a traditional album, Skin&Earth was released as a multimedia concept record and comic series, written and illustrated by Lights and now being developed for television. The album form of Skin&Earth also brings help from some of music’s brightest including Corin Roddick of Purity Ring, Big Data and Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots.
PLUS1 is an initiative that channels the collective energy of a concert to catalyze social change. By partnering with performing artists, PLUS1 raises and grants millions of dollars to high impact nonprofits addressing our most serious global challenges around Access, Equity, and Dignity. The work begins with a $1 per ticket add-on that makes fundraising simple and seamless. Beyond the dollar, PLUS1 supports artists as educators and advocates, fueling their passion, reach, impact. To date, PLUS1 has raised and granted over $7 million, and served as the connective tissue between over 100 artists, millions of their fans, and 100s of leading social justice organizations tackling global injustice.
Skydiving (Cliff Recording)
Until the Light (Truck Cab Recording)
Savage (Rain Recording)
New Fears (Bedroom Recording)
We Were Here (Tunnel Recording)
Kicks (River Recording)
Almost Had Me (Desert Recording)
SKIN&EARTH ACOUSTIC TOUR 2019 DATES
With Guest tiLLie
July 24 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
July 26 – London, ON – London Music Hall
July 27 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
July 29 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
July 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Foundry @ Fillmore
July 31 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Aug 1 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
Aug 3 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Heaven
Aug 4 – Nashville, TN – Basement East
Aug 6 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
Aug 7 – Austin, TX – 04 Centre
Aug 10 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
Aug 13 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall
Aug 15 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
Aug 16 – Vancouver, BC – The Vogue