Spotlights announce Summer 2019 North American Headlining Tour

Spotlights North American Tour 2019 poster
Spotlights, who release their new album, “Love & Decay”, this Friday via Ipecac Recordings, announce their first tour dates in support of the eight-song collection, kicking off a month-long trek on July 12.

“I’m always excited to get out on tour, but this will be an extra special one for us”, says bass player/vocalist Sarah Quintero. “It’s our first, full headline tour, supporting what I think is our best album yet. Can’t wait to see everyone who’s been with us from the start, and meet new faces along the way!”...

North American Tour Dates 2019:
July 12 Lexington, KY The Green Lantern
July 13 Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme
July 14 Toronto, ON Monarch
July 16 Pittsburgh, PA Black Forge 2
July 17 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
July 18 Brooklyn, NY Sunnyvale
July 19 Harrisonburg, VA The Golden Pony
July 20 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
July 21 Asheville, NC The Mothlight
July 23 Atlanta, GA The Earl
July 24 Memphis, TN Hi Tone
July 25 Little Rock, AR Vino’s
July 26 Shreveport, LA Bear’s
July 27 Dallas, TX Double Wide
July 28 Austin, TX Beerland
July 30 Phoenix, AZ Valley Bar
July 31 San Diego, CA Bar Pink
August 1 Los Angeles, CA The Satellite
August 2 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside
August 3 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp
August 4 Reno, NV Jub Jub’s (Side Room)
August 6 Salt Lake City, UT The Loading Dock
August 8 Denver, CO Hi-Dive
August 9 Lincoln, NE 1867 Bar
August 12 Chicago, IL Subterranean

Tickets are on-sale here. Vampyre opens on all dates.

Get the album here.

1. Continue the Capsize
2. The Particle Noise
3. Far from Falling
4. Until the Bleeding Stops
5. Xerox
6. The Age of Decay
7. Mountains are Forever
8. The Beauty of Forgetting
9. Sleepwalker (bonus track - CD & Vinyl)
Spotlights’ story happens void of spectacle, show, or tableau. However, in this day and age, that might be why their story feels so serendipitous and strange, if not utterly surprising. This story also instantly appealed to some rather influential peers who lent an early endorsement. Two musicians - husband-and-wife duo Mario (guitar, synths, vocals) and Sarah Quintero (bass, guitar, vocals) - simply pick up their instruments and mainline dense distortion, spacey soundscapes, and unnervingly serene vocal transmissions directly from the heart. This unpredictable, yet unassuming sound quietly heralded their arrival in 2016 on the D.I.Y. debut LP, “Tidals”. Brooklyn Vegan stumbled upon the project and streamed “Walls”. The song eventually entranced musician and producer Aaron Harris (ISIS/Palms) who shared it with his Palms singer and Deftones frontman Chino Moreno. An invite to open the Deftones summer tour followed as the band would go on to share the stage with everyone from Melvins, Quicksand, Hum, and Glassjaw to Pelican and Pallbearer. Ipecac Recordings co-founders Mike Patton and Greg Werckman fell under the band’s spell and signed them. Spotlights’ Ipecac debut, “Seismic”, arrived in in the Autumn of 2017. During the subsequent tours, Spotlights recorded an Audiotree session. The band also released an EP, “Hanging by Faith”, in June 2018.