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.”

Shows:

Blowfuse

Date City Venue Country
12/13/19 Villava Sala TOTEM Aretoa Spain
w/ TALCO
12/20/19 San Giuliano Milanese Eterotopia Italy
12/21/19 Marghera Centro Sociale Rivolta Italy
01/24/20 Lleida Cotton Club Lleida Spain
Fem d’Aqua FEST w/ CRIM, La Inquisicion & Deadyard
Tour: Bad Religion 40 Years tour w/ Suicidal Tendencies, Millencolin & Blowfuse
05/22/20 Barcelona Poble Espanyol de Barcelona Spain
Plus The Vandals!!
05/23/20 Madrid WiZink Center Spain
05/24/20 Bilbao Bilbao Arena Kirol Jauregia Spain
05/26/20 Lisbon Sala Tejo Portugal
05/27/20 Malaga Sala Paris15 Spain
05/28/20 Valencia Sala Republicca Spain

The Decline

Date City Venue Country
04/24/20 Manchester Manchester Punk Festival United Kingdom
w/ Belvedere, Forever Unclean, The Flatliners, Shai Hulud + lots more!
05/09/20 Wels SBAM Fest Austria
w/ The Vandals, Face To Face, Strung Out, The Flatliners, Direct Hit, Belvedere etc!

Drunktank

Date City Venue Country
01/10/20 Breda Mezz Netherlands
02/08/20 Braine-l’Alleud Avenue Alphonse Allard Belgium
Denied release party
08/07/20 Duffel Brakrock Ecofest Belgium
w/ The Bouncing Souls, Strung Out, Mad Caddies, Strike Anywhere, Belvedere etc

Forever Unclean

Date City Venue Country
01/25/20 London New Cross Inn United Kingdom
Do It Together Fest w/ Lightyear, Burnt Tapes, Eat Defeat, Triple Sundae etc
04/24/20 Manchester Manchester Punk Festival United Kingdom
w/ Belvedere, The Decline, The Flatliners, Shai Hulud + lots more!

Primetime Failure

Date City Venue Country
08/11/20 Tolmin Punk Rock Holiday Fest Slovenia
w/ Bad Religion, Strung Out, Anti-Flag, H2O, Thousand Oaks + lots more!

Thousand Oaks

Date City Venue Country
08/11/20 Tolmin Punk Rock Holiday Fest Slovenia
w/ Bad Religion, Strung Out, Anti-Flag, H2O, Primetime Failure + lots more!

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