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American tour a success!

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We have recently returned from what all four Lightyears agreed was one of our favourite tours ever – a whistle-stop trip to the American East Coast, taking in shows in New York, Philadelphia and New Jersey. There was very little time to stop and smell the coffee, but since New

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Philadelphia gig to be broadcast live

Posted in News by chrislightyear

This Friday we’re headlining at Jamey’s House Of Music in Philadelphia, and the show will be streamed live on the internet in high-definition video and hi-fi audio. Click here to visit the streaming website. If the time difference makes the live broadcast impractical for you, it looks like the recording

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Philly’s The Ticket covers upcoming US tour

Posted in News by chrislightyear

Philadelphia’s The Ticket magazine (the entertainment section of the Montgomery News) has published an interview with Lightyears’ pianist Chris in this week’s issue. Click here to read the full piece. Journalist David Kleinman covers various topics over the course of the article, including the time we performed in a Belgian

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USA Tour Merchandise goes into production

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We’ve just initiated the production of some brand-new Lightyears tour merchandise for our trip to the East Coast of America next month. Fans at our US gigs in August will be able to get their hands on one of a new range of LYs t-shirts, along with – for the

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LYs to join Mark Ronson at Brownstock 2013

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We’ve been booked to headline The Piano Bar at Brownstock 2013 in Chelmsford, Essex, on Saturday 31 August. Main stage headliners include The Fratellis, Mark Ronson and DJ Yoda. This fast-growing festival began small in 2006 but, in just seven years, has established itself as a national institution, and just this month was

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LYs to headline at Jamey’s House Of Music

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Chiefly in the interest of consuming as many Philly Cheesesteaks as possible while in the States, we have added a Philadelphia date to our 2013 American Tour – Jamey’s House Of Music on Overbrook Avenue, “Philadelphia’s coolest intimate venue”. Jamey’s looks like a truly unique little place, combining – rather

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Lightyears to play Willow Festival 2013

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We’ve been booked to play one of the Main Stages at Willow Festival 2013 in Peterborough on Sunday 14 July. Visit the GIGS page for full details. We’ll be onstage at 7.30pm, although exactly which stage that will be is currently a secret. Even from us. We are hoping they don’t

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The Lightyears join Spotify

Posted in News by chrislightyear

In case you were wondering when we were going to get off our bums and embrace the future of music, it’s finally happened – The Lightyears are now on Spotify. This means you can stream our 2009 album London, England in full, for free, by clicking here (you can do that

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Details of The Lightyears’ American tour 2013

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We’re very excited to confirm that we’re returning to our spiritual home this summer and heading stateside for a series of American tour dates in mid-August. The tour will be kicking off with a headline set at New York’s Astoria Park on Thursday 15 August, and concluding with a show

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Lightyears to play Brightlingsea Festival

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We’re excited to announce that we’ve been added to the bill for this year’s Brightlingsea Festival, taking place on Sunday 4 August. Brightlingsea (near Colchester, Essex) is one of the UK’s best-loved small festivals and has been running for twelve years. Organisers have a stellar event planned for 2013, with

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