News & Insights 15 July 2008

LYs to play Time Out Festival in New York

The Lightyears have just been booked to play in front of 4,000 people at the 2008 Time Out Back To School Blowout in Union Square Park, New York, on Sunday 14 September.

The Blowout is held as a welcoming party for the Big Apple’s massive student population as they return to the city for the beginning of the academic year. Presented with Virgin Megastore, New York University and the Union Square Partnership, the event will be held in the Square’s south plaza and, along with The Lightyears, will feature four of America’s hottest new signed bands.

This will be the band’s third trip to the States in the last two years. Since November 2006, the LYs have built up a loyal following in the Philadelphia area, appearing on national radio station WXPN and playing sell-out shows in various venues in Pennsylvania.

For tales of high jinx in the USA, see Chris Lightyear’s 2006 and 2007 US Tour Blogs…

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