Monthly Archives: May 2007

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The International Date Line

Posted in Tour Diary by chrislightyear

Wednesay 31 May, 4.30am (Dubai Airport, United Arab Emirates): We have stopped at off Dubai on the way to South Korea. What with the end of the American Tour being closely followed by the beginning of the Korean Tour, by the time we reach Seoul we will have covered a

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Lightyears scoop “Best Pop/Rock Act” at Indy Awards

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On Tuesday 15 May The Lightyears were awarded BEST POP/ROCK ACT at The INDY Awards 2006/07 (hosted by Virgin Radio). 

Many thanks to everyone who attended the ceremony and flew the Lightyears flag whilst the band were in New York!

American Tour a success

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The Lightyears’ US Tour was a huge success with a live radio session that went out across the country and two sell-out shows last weekend in Pennsylvania – thanks to everyone who came down and supported the band across the pond. We’ll be back!

 The first part of Chris Lightyear’s

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Lightyears hit the Far East

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In just a few days The Lightyears go on tour to East Asia to headline The Queen’s Birthday Ball at The Grand Hyatt Hotel on Mount Namsan in Seoul, South Korea.

 Expect tales of adventure and intrigue on the band’s return…

Sell-out #2 in Philly

Posted in Tour Diary by chrislightyear

Sunday 20 May, 10.30pm (World Cafe, Philadelphia PA): After the drama and triumph of last night, none of us are quite sure what to expect of the gig this evening. We are supporting Seth Kallen at WXPN’s World Café Live in Philadelphia, and we’re knackered. It’s the last day of

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Danny is having an internal haemorrhage

Posted in Tour Diary by chrislightyear

Saturday 19 May, 2.30pm (WXPN Studios, Philadelphia PA): We are in Studio 2 (A.K.A. “Paul” – the others studios are named John, George & Ringo) at the world-famous WXPN Studios in Philadelphia. WXPN is America’s most popular public radio station, with a nationwide audience of up to 5.2 million listeners.

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"I'm sorry – we're British…"

Posted in Tour Diary by chrislightyear

Tuesday 15 May, 4pm (Starbucks, 5th Avenue, New York): The sun is shining, we are sitting in Starbucks on 5th Avenue sipping Mocha-Chocker-Latte-Macchiatos and the tour is going pretty swimmingly. We should be feeling fairly smug right now, but this isn’t the case. You see, if we were back in

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This man could crush me like a peanut

Posted in Tour Diary by chrislightyear

Monday 14 May, 1pm (Multi-tiered car park, Lower East Side, New York): We have just arrived in the Big Apple and, after hours of searching, have finally located an appropriate place to leave the van. It’s a bit on the pricey side (Donald Trump would think twice before parking here)

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The Future Of Sandwiches

Posted in Tour Diary by chrislightyear

Saturday 12 May, 3pm (South Street, Philadelphia PA): A quick note about the food in this country – it’s bloody great. If you’re ever on the East Coast, make a point of visiting a food outlet called Wawa. Wawa represents the Future Of Sandwiches. You place your order via touch-screen

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Secret gig in Pennsylvania

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Friday 11 May, 7am (Lightyears HQ, Riverton NJ): I am waking from a hazy, gin-induced sleep… Bugger. Bugger. What the hell is this legion of weird bumps all over my lower back? Can’t see them… but they feel massive. What’s this? The only possible explanation for a swelling this large

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