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Oh No Not Stereo are joining Hit The Lights on tour this fall, taking their high-energy live show coast to coast. The four-piece will be jumping on the remainder of the Manatour—which also features There For Tomorrow, Fireworks, Vinnie Caruana and Sparks The Rescue—beginning this Saturday in Anaheim, CA.

Oct 24 2009 – Chain Reaction – Anaheim, California
Oct 25 2009 – Knitting Factory – Los Angeles, California
Oct 27 2009 – Soma – San Diego, California
Oct 28 2009 – The Rock – Tucson, Arizona
Oct 30 2009 – The Door – Dallas, Texas
Oct 31 2009 – White Rabbit – San Antonio, Texas
Nov 01 2009 – McAllen Creative Incubator – McAllen, Texas
Nov 03 2009 – Meridian – Houston, Texas
Nov 04 2009 – The High Ground – Metairie, Louisiana
Nov 06 2009 – The Backbooth – Orlando, Florida
Nov 07 2009 – Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, Florida
Nov 08 2009 – Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Nov 10 2009 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, Georgia
Nov 11 2009 – The Brewery – Raleigh, North Carolina
Nov 12 2009 – The Canal Club – Richmond, Virginia
Nov 13 2009 – Ottobar – Baltimore, Maryland
Nov 14 2009 – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 15 2009 – Lost Horizon – Syracuse, New York
Nov 17 2009 – Harpers Ferry – Allston, Massachusetts
Nov 18 2009 – Highline Ballroom – New York, New York
Nov 19 2009 – The Loft @ The Chance – Poughkeepsie, New York
Nov 20 2009 – School of Rock – S. Hackensack, New Jersey
Nov 21 2009 – Webster Theatre – Hartford, Connecticut
Nov 22 2009 – Mohawk Place – Buffalo, New York
Nov 23 2009 – Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nov 24 2009 – The Basement – Columbus, Ohio
Nov 25 2009 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, Ohio

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Bay area pop-punkers This Time Next Year have started taking preorders for Road Maps & Heart Attacks; their first full-length album that hits stores October 20th.

Pre-order the CD for only $7.99, or browse other packages for t-shirts, hoodies, 7-inches and more.

This Time Next Year starts touring the country next week with Hit The Lights and Fireworks.


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This Time Next Year will release their debut full-length, Road Maps & Heart Attacks (tracklisting below), on October 20th via Equal Vision Records. With the help of producer Brian McTernan (Senses Fail, Circa Survive, Hot Water Music), This Time Next Year have made the classic sing-along-at-the-top-of-your-lungs pop-punk of the late 90’s all their own.

With several full US tours under their belt, the band have shared the stage with many of the scene’s current pop-punk heavyweights including Cartel, Set Your Goals, and Four Year Strong. This Time Next Year will also hit the road with Hit The Lights this fall.

Road Maps & Heart Attacks
01. Rise & Fall, Curtain Call
02. New Sensation
03. Alex In Wonderland
04. New Florence
05. Rhyme and Reason
06. No Bed of Broken Glass
07. Calling In Dead
08. Liquid Diet
09. Mischief With No Direction
10. Out On Eastern
11. Cheers To A Late Night

w/ Hit The Lights, Fireworks
10/08 Toledo, OH @ Frankies
10/09 Pontiac, MI @ iLounge
10/10 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Mixtape
10/11 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
10/13 Dekalb, IL @ The House Café
10/14 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
10/15 Des Moines, IA @ House of Bricks
10/16 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
10/17 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
10/18 Boise, ID @ The Venue
10/20 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/21 Portland, OR @ Satyricon
10/22 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill (CD Release Show)

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[The Pandemonium]
9/04 Orlando, FL –Cent. FL Fairgrounds

[w/ Hit The Lights, Fireworks, Sparks the Rescue, This Time Next Year]
10/08 Toledo, OH – Frankie’s
10/09 Pontiac, MI – ilounge
10/10 Grand Rapids, MI – Mixtape Café
10/11 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
10/13 DeKalb, IL – The House Café
10/14 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
10/15 Des Moines, IA – House of Bricks
10/16 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
10/17 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
10/18 Boise, ID – The Venue
10/20 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/21 Portland, OR – Satyricon
10/22 San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill

[w/ Hit The Lights, Fireworks, Sparks the Rescue, I Rival]
10/23 Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
10/24 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
10/25 Hollywood, CA – Knitting Factory
10/27 San Diego, CA – Soma
10/28 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
10/30 Dallas, TX – The Door
10/31 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
11/01 McAllen, TX – McAllen Creative Incubator
11/03 Houston, TX – Meridian
11/04 Metairie, LA – The High Ground

[w/ Hit The Lights, Vinnie Caruana, Sparks the Rescue, I Rival]
11/07 Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
11/08 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
11/10 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
11/11 Raleigh, NC – The Brewery
11/12 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
11/13 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
11/14 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
11/15 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
11/17 Allston, MA – Harper’s Ferry
11/18 NYC – Highline Ballroom
11/19 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
11/20 S. Hackensack, NJ – School of Rock
11/21 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
11/22 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
11/23 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
11/24 Columbus, OH – The Basement
11/25 Cleveland Hts, OH – Grog Shop

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Fresh from headlining the Smartpunk stage on Warped Tour ’09, Hit The Lights is pleased to announce the MANATOUR. This will be the bands first headline tour in support of Skip School, Start Fights.

The last 12 months have seen the band touring the world relentlessly, sharing the stage with Cobra Starship, All Time Low, Forever The Sickest Kids and taking part in the sold out Alternative Press Tour with 3OH!3, The Maine and Family Force 5. After all this touring Hit The Lights is ready for their first US headlining tour in support of Skip School Start Fights.

Ending the year in style, Hit The Lights humorously named their headlining run MANATOUR, a six week journey across the US starting in early October. Hit The Lights is more excited than ever to get out on the road and be able to play a longer set for their fans. Joining the band on this tour will be There For Tomorrow (Hopeless Records), Fireworks (Triple Crown Records), Vinnie Caruana (of I am the Avalanche & The Movielife), Sparks The Rescue (Fearless Records), This Time Next Year (Equal Vision Records) and I Rival on selected dates.

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Our contributing writer Angela has whipped up a little snazzy review for Hit The Lights’ latest EP, Coast To Coast.

Check it out here!

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Hit The Lights Set To Release Digital EP Coast To Coast on June 23

Hit The Lights will be releasing the digital only EP Coast To Coast on June 23rd. The EP features two new songs, two covers and two acoustic tracks from the bands growing catalog.

Upcoming Tour Dates
6/6/2009 Osaka, JP SOMA
6/7/2009 Nagoya, JP Apollo Theatre
6/12/2009 Tokyo, JP Eggman
6/13/2009 Tokyo, JP Era
6/14/2009 Tokyo, JP High
Warped Tour:
6/26/09 Pomona, CA Pomona Fairplex
6/27/09 San Francisco, CA Pier 30/32
6/28/09 Ventura, CA Seaside Park
6/29/09 Las Vegas, NV Rock the Block
6/30/09 Phoenix, AZ Criket Pavilion
7/1/09 Las Cruces, NM NMSU Practice Field
7/2/09 San Antio, TX AT&T Center
7/3/09 Houston, TX Sam Houston Race Park
7/5/09 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
7/7/09 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
7/8/09 Pittsburgh, OA Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
7/9/09 Cleveland, OH Time Watner Cable Aphitheatre @ Tower City
7/10/09 Mississauga, ON Arrow Hall
7/11/09 Montreal, QE Parc Jean Drapeau
7/12/09 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
7/14/09 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/15/09 Scranton, OA Toyota Pavilion
7/16/09 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/17/09 Camden, NJ The Susquehanna Bank Center
7/18/09 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
7/19/09 Oceanport, NJ Monmouth Park Racetrack
7/21/09 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
7/22/09 Virginia Beach, Va Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheatre
7/23/09 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/24/09 Orlando, FL Central Florida Fairground
7/25/09 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
7/26/09 Tampa, FL Vinoy Park
7/28/09 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
7/29/09 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
7/30/09 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Center Uihlein Hall
7/31/09 Detroit, MI Comerica Park
8/1/09 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank
8/2/09 Shakopee, MN Canterbury Park
8/3/09 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre @ St. Louis
8/4/09 Bonner Springs, KA Sandstone Amphitheatre
8/7/09 Nampa, ID Idaho Center
8/8/09 Salt Lake City, UT Utah State Fairpark
8/9/09 Denver, CO Invesco Field @ Mile High
8/12/09 Calgary, AL Race City Speedway
8/14/09 Vancouver, BC Thunderbird Stadium
8/15/09 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre
8/16/09 Portland, OR Washington County Fairground
8/19/09 Fresno, CA Savemart Center
8/20/09 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheattre
8/21/09 Wheatland, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/22/09 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Amphitheatre
8/23/09 Merit-Carson, CA Home Depot Center

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Jet Lag Gemini will be opening as direct support for the fan-favorite Doghouse alum, The All-American Rejects. The tour begins Thursday, November 6 in Orlando and will run through early December.

Additionally, Jet Lag Gemini has completed a new video for “Fit To Be Tied” (from the 2008 release Fire the Cannons) and will be premiered Wednesday, November 5 exclusively on Buzznet as the Video of the Day (http://www.buzznet.com/video). The video features cameos from Hit the Lights and Every Avenue. Be sure to keep your eyes on jetlaggemini.buzznet.com, as the band will posting video blogs throughout the tour, exclusively on Buzznet.

Tour Dates w/ The All-American Rejects
11/6 Orlando, FL @ The Social
11/7 Orlando, FL @ The Social
11/8 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts
11/11 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
11/13 Montreal, QC @ LaTulipe
11/15 Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club Theatre
11/16 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
11/18 New York, NY @ The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza
11/20 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
11/22 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon
11/23 Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
11/28 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
11/30 Dallas, TX @ The Loft
12/3 Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theatre
12/10 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

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HIT THE LIGHTS – MTVu Video Premiere & Big Tours

Hit The Lights  www.myspace.com/hitthelights will premiere their video for “Stay Out” on MTVu today – It’s an all day premiere meaning it’ll get played once an hour, every hour. “Stay Out” is the first single off the new Hit The Lights album, Skip School, Start Fights. You can watch the video here: http://www.mtvu.com/music/video_premiere/hit_the_lights 

The first Hit The Lights single is “Stay Out” and you watch the “Making Of The Video” Parts 1 & 2 on Triple Crown Records in the TCR-TV section here: http://www.triplecrownrecords.comHit The Lights will be on the road all summer first on a Headlining Run and then with Motion City Soundtrack, Chiodos and then a big fall tour with Cobra Starship, Forever The Sickest Kids.

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HIT THE LIGHTS ‘Skip School, Start Fights’ out today

Lima, Ohio pop punkers HIT THE LIGHTS  released their sophomore record Skip School, Start Fights  today on Triple Crown Records.  
The band has just posted part II of the Making Of their “STAY OUT” video at www.triplecrownrecords.com. Click on TCR-TV to view.
Skip School, Start Fights is the follow up to 2006’s buzzworthy 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 with Set Your Goals, All Time Low, I Am The Avalanche and more.

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