Lightyears to support Mystery Jets

24 July 2008

The Lightyears have just been booked to support the Mystery Jets at Camden Barfly on Thursday 21 August.

Tickets go on sale on Monday 4 August but Lightyears fans are being given the exclusive opportunity to get in there before the general public. Pre-sale tickets will be available online for a week from next Monday 28 July – keep an eye on for details of how to get yours.  

The Mystery Jets have enjoyed a string of Top 40 hits since hitting the mainstream in 2005 and this will be a rare opportunity to see them in an intimate venue just two days before they hit the main stage at Reading Festival. 

The LYs will be fresh from a sell-out stadium gig in front of Manchester United and just a couple of weeks away from playing the Time Out Festival in Union Square, New York.  

The Barfly gig has been put together to raise money for international development charity VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas). Watch this space next Monday for details of how to nab your pre-sale tickets…

LYs to play in front of European Champions Man Utd

20 June 2008

The Lightyears play London Road Stadium, May 2008On Monday 4 August The Lightyears will be playing at London Road Stadium for the Manchester United Vs Peterborough United pre-season friendly. The band will be performing in the centre-circle just before kick-off, whilst the two teams train around them.   

The band made their debut performance at London Road on Saturday 3 May at the last match of the season against Darlington and have been invited back to Peterborough’s ground on the strength of their performance that day. Watch of a clip from the gig here.

The Lightyears have a long-standing relationship with Peterborough United following their collaboration with the club on the charity single release of Posh We Are (the PUFC anthem) back in May. The song reached #45 in the iTunes Plus Top 100 Chart.

The Posh were promoted at the end of the 07/08 season and the buzz this created has enabled them to schedule in pre-season friendlies with some of the country’s top clubs including West Ham and, of course, Man Utd.

This is an opportunity for LYs fans to hear a half-hour set of the band’s most familiar tunes played in a stadium setting to a crowd of approaching 10,000 people – surrounded by some of the most famous footballers in the world!

If you’re planning to come along, be aware that this match will sell out quickly. Tickets are on sale now from

Go on. Come and see Ronaldo kick a football at Tony’s head. Priceless.