Lights For ‘Middle Machines’

Canadian multi-instrumentalist Lights plans to illuminate the winter touring season with a February-March excursion beginning in Minneapolis.  With stops including Dallas, Nashville, Indianapolis and Cleveland, tickets go on sale later this week.

Lights’ latest road trip across America will be in support of her new album, Little Machines, which arrived earlier this year.

Photo: Diane Bondareff / Invision for Hard Rock International / AP Imag
Hard Rock Cafe, New York City

But making a new disc wasn’t the only thing that occupied the Juno award-winning artist.  Lights recently visited Rdio’s “Rdio Covers” series where she put her spin on Future Islands’ “Seasons (Waiting On You).” 

Lights also performed two of her songs On PerezTV.  Click on this link to watch her perform a stripped-down version of “Up We Go” and here for a bare-bones treatment of “Running With The Boys.”

Lights’ tour may begin in winter’s heartland but she’ll quickly head south of the snowline for a few shows. The U.S. headlining tour follows her January-February swing through the U.K. and Europe.  Come April she’ll embark on an adventure through Canada with OneRepublic. Here’s the U.S. schedule:

Feb. 14 – Minneapolis, Minn., Mill City Nights
Feb. 15 – Omaha, Neb., The Waiting Room
Feb. 17 – Iowa City, Iowa, Blue Moose Tap House
Feb. 18 – St. Louis, Mo., Ready Room
Feb. 20 – Dallas, Texas, Granada Theater
Feb. 21 – Austin, Texas, Emo’s
Feb. 22 – Houston, Texas, Warehouse Live
Feb. 24 – Orlando, Fla., The Beacham
Feb. 25 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Culture Room
Feb. 27 – Atlanta, Ga., The Masquerade
Feb. 28 – Carrboro, N.C., Cat’s Cradle
March 1 – Nashville, Tenn., Rocketown
March 2 – Charlotte, N.C., Fillmore Charlotte
March 4 – Norfolk, Va., NorVa
March 5 – Millvale, Pa., Mr. Small’s Theatre
March 6 – Columbus, Ohio, Skully’s Music Diner
March 7 – Indianapolis, Ind., Deluxe
March 9 – Cleveland, Ohio, House Of Blues
March 10 – Grand Rapids, Mich., The Intersection

Tickets go on sale Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. EST.  Check out for more information.