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.”


7 Years Bad Luck

Date City Venue Country
08/09/17 Innsbruck P.M.K. Austria
08/10/17 Linz Auerhahn Austria
08/11/17 Vienna Rhiz Austria
08/12/17 Wiener Neustadt Triebwerk Austria
08/24/17 Klagenfurt Mammut Bar Austria
08/25/17 Salzburg Rockhouse Bar Austria
08/26/17 Ulm The Broken Fest Germany
09/09/17 Garmisch Rock am Hang Festival Germany


Date City Venue Country
08/12/17 Chelmsford The Asylum United Kingdom

The Decline

Date City Venue Country
Tour: We Are One Tour 2017 w/ Face To Face, Ignite, Much The Same & The Fullblast
10/05/17 Porto Alegre Cervejaria Rodeio Brazil
10/06/17 Curitiba Antiga Moohai Brazil
10/07/17 Sao Paolo Carioca Club Rock Brazil
10/08/17 Rio de Janeiro Teatro Odisseia Brazil
10/10/17 Buenos Aires Uniclub Argentina
10/12/17 Santiago Arena Recoleta Chile
10/14/17 Bogota Auditirio Lumiere Colombia
10/15/17 San Jose Pepers Club Costa Rica

Fast Food Society

Date City Venue Country
08/05/17 Mallorca Alaro Sports Centre Spain
Monkey Roll Fest
09/08/17 Barcelona Rocksound Spain
w/ Melting Fast
09/09/17 Madrid Wurlitzer Ballroom Spain


Date City Venue Country
08/04/17 Brighton Hope & Ruin United Kingdom
‘In The Back Of My Mind’ release show
08/05/17 Sheffield The Mulberry Tavern United Kingdom
08/06/17 Dunfermline The Creepy Wee Pub United Kingdom
acoustic set
08/06/17 Glasgow The Attic United Kingdom
08/08/17 Manchester Retro Bar United Kingdom
08/10/17 Leicester The Shed United Kingdom
08/11/17 Bristol The Thunderbolt United Kingdom
08/12/17 Torquay The Attic United Kingdom
08/13/17 Southampton The Joiners United Kingdom
08/14/17 London The Black Heart United Kingdom
08/15/17 Ashford The Attic United Kingdom
08/16/17 Eastbourne TJ’s Night Club United Kingdom

Primetime Failure

Date City Venue Country
07/23/17 Hamburg MS Hedi Germany
w/ Nothington
08/03/17 Hannover Monster Records Germany
w/ After The Fall
08/04/17 Cologne Autonomes Zentrum Koln Germany
w/ No Trigger, Idle Class, Walk The Plank, A Time To Stand
12/09/17 Hamburg Goldener Salon Germany
Punkalicious Christmas 4.0