Rust Belt Lights

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Rust Belt Lights formed late in 2008 in Buffalo, NY playing fast, upbeat, melodic punk songs, positively coping with the impermanent nature of life and inevitable changes brought on by time.  “Religion & My Ex”, the sophomore follow-up to 2010’s “These Are the Good Old Days”, takes a much more dynamic approach to the band’s melodic sound and deals with the adversity of letting go of old emotions and ideals while still staying true to oneself.When asked what set this record apart to the bands previous work, guitarist Tom Mayer said “I think it’s just the pure emotion behind it.  I feel like it really comes through this time.   There was so much unexpected change going on in my life that I didn’t really see coming.  I was seeing and thinking about everything in a new perspective, which only fueled my desire to make music.  At an age where a lot of my friends had to put music on the backburner, I was the most passionate about it I had ever been.  I think that rubbed off on the other guys a little bit and helped us make something together that we could all be proud of.”


The Beautiful Mistake

Date City Venue Country
25/09/21 Birmingham, Alabama Sloss Furnaces United States
FURNACE FEST w/ Taking Back Sunday, Further Seems Forever, Mineral, Shai Hulud, Stretch Arm Strong, Touche Amore and loads more

Discover A Fire

Date City Venue Country
09/10/21 London New Cross Inn United Kingdom
TIL THE FEST w/ Sonic Boom Six, Call Me Malcolm, Drones etc


Date City Venue Country
04/06/22 Bergen op Zoom Gebouw-T Netherlands
w/ I Against I & Appendix


Date City Venue Country
13/11/21 Brighton Hope & Ruin United Kingdom

Hell’s Ditch

Date City Venue Country
24/10/21 Liverpool Outpost United Kingdom
25/10/21 Bolton The Alma United Kingdom
28/10/21 Leeds Royal Park Cellars United Kingdom
29/10/21 Northwich The Salty Dog United Kingdom
Tour: Hell’s Ditch 2021 Tour w/ Kali Masi
30/11/21 Brighton Hope & Ruin United Kingdom
01/12/21 Lincoln The Scene United Kingdom
02/12/21 Manchester Star & Garter United Kingdom
03/12/21 Birmingham Sunflower Lounge United Kingdom
04/12/21 Bristol The Exchange United Kingdom
05/12/21 London New Cross Inn United Kingdom
17/05/22 Manchester Manchester Punk Festival United Kingdom
18/06/22 Bristol Booze Cruise Festival United Kingdom
Booze Cruise Festival

Party Boss

Date City Venue Country
09/10/21 London Matchstick Pie House United Kingdom
Till The Fest w/ Grand Collapse, Sweet Empire, Out Of Love & loads more
20/11/21 Manchester Retro Bar United Kingdom
w/ Faintest Idea, Bobby Funk, Ill Gotten Gains & more