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 buzzworthyÂ 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 PlainÂ View) at Pilot Studios in New JerseyÂ 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:
w/I Am The Avalanche, Jet Lag Gemini, Thee Armada
6/7/08Â Chicago, ILÂ The Beat Kitchen
6/8/08Â Columbus, OHÂ The Basement
w/All Time Low
7/10/08Â Raleigh, NCÂ Lincoln Theatre
7/11/08Â Greensboro, NCÂ Greene Street Club
7/12/08Â North Myrtle Beach, SCÂ House of Blues Myrtle Beach
7/14/08Â Nashville, TNÂ Rocketown
7/15/08Â Cleveland, OHÂ Peabody’s
7/16/08Â Detroit, MIÂ St. Andrews Hall
7/19/08Â Baltimore, MDÂ Rams Head Live
7/20/08Â Richmond, VAÂ The National
7/21/08Â Hartford, CTÂ Webster Theatre