Hit The Lights return with ‘Skip School, Start Fights’ out July 8th

Music News | May 17th, 2008

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Lima, Ohio pop punkers HIT THE LIGHTS will release their sophomore record Skip School, Start Fights July 8th on Triple Crown Records. Skip School, Start Fights is the follow up to 2006’s buzzworthy This Is A Stickup…Don’t Make It A Murder which put Hit The Lights on the map and saw them tour with New Found Glory, Paramore, Cute Is What We Aim For, Cartel and Boys Like Girls. The band will be on the road all summer, see below for confirmed dates with Set Your Goals, All Time Low, I Am The Avalanche and more.

Skip School, Start Fights was produced by Rob Freeman (Hidden In Plain View) at Pilot Studios in New Jersey and mixed by Zach Odom and Kenneth Mount (Mayday Parade, All Time Low, Cartel).

Hit The Lights went through a lineup shuffle before they recorded Skip School, Start Fights. When former lead singer Colin Ross left the band last summer to pursue the quiet life, HTL decided it was time to unleash their secret weapon…it was time for their guitar player, Nick Thompson, to step into the limelight as lead singer. So how do they sound now that Nick’s leading the charge? Better than ever. Obviously. Hit The Lights are now a four piece consisting of Nick Thompson (Vocals), Omar Zehery (Guitar), Nate Van Dame (Drums) and Dave Bermusk (Bass).

Upcoming Tour Dates:
5/14/08 Providence, RI The Living Room
5/15/08 Rochester, NY The Club @ Water Street Music Hall
5/16/08 Brighton, MI Meijer Skate Park
5/17/08 Toledo, OH Club Bijou
w/Set Your Goals, I Am The Avalanche
5/18/08 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
5/19/08 Dekalb, IL House Caf
5/21/08 St. George, UT Electric Theater
5/22/08 Bakersfield, CA Jerry’s Pizza
5/23/08 Petaluma, CA Phoenix Theater
5/24/08 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
5/25/08 San Diego, CA Soma w/I Am The Avalanche, Jet Lag Gemini, Thee Armada
5/29/08 Modesto, CA Sidelines
5/30/08 Victorville, CA Karma
5/31/08 Phoenix, AZ The Brickhouse
6/2/08 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
6/3/08 Dallas, TX The Door
6/5/08 Nashville, TN Rocketown
6/6/08 St. Louis, MO 2 Cents Plain
6/7/08 Chicago, IL The Beat Kitchen
6/8/08 Columbus, OH The Basement w/All Time Low
7/10/08 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
7/11/08 Greensboro, NC Greene Street Club
7/12/08 North Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues Myrtle Beach
7/14/08 Nashville, TN Rocketown
7/15/08 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
7/16/08 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
7/19/08 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
7/20/08 Richmond, VA The National
7/21/08 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre