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.”


Forever Unclean

Date City Venue Country
Tour: Forever Unclean Australia Tour 2018
04/24/18 Adelaide The Crown and Anchor Australia
04/27/18 Melbourne After Hours Australia
04/28/18 Melbourne The Old Bar Australia
04/29/18 Melbourne The Generator Party Festival Australia
05/02/18 Canberra Transit Bar Australia
05/03/18 Sydney Captain Cook Hotel Australia
05/04/18 Newcastle The Lass O Gowrie Hotel Australia
05/05/18 Brisbane Crowbar Australia
05/06/18 Miami Shark Bar Australia
05/10/18 Sydney Frankie’s Pizza Australia
05/11/18 Melbourne Woody’s Bar Australia
05/12/18 Torquay AA Show Australia

Hack The Mainframe

Date City Venue Country
04/26/18 Canberra Transit Bar Australia
w/ Last, Sketch Method, BDSM
04/27/18 Melbourne Brunswick Hotel Australia
w/ Bombs are Falling, Postscript
04/28/18 Sydney Marrickville Bowlo Australia
w/ STFU, Kang, Apprehension Avenue
04/29/18 Newcastle Hamilton Station Hotel Australia
w/ Nerdlinger, Them’s Fightin’ Words
05/04/18 Newcastle Hamilton Station Hotel Australia
w/ Pears


Date City Venue Country
05/04/18 Lille DIY Cafe France
05/05/18 Lennestadt OT Grevenbruck Germany
05/06/18 Freiburg Slow Club Germany
05/07/18 Mainz Kulturcafe Germany
05/08/18 Hannover Centrum Germany
05/09/18 Lubeck Blauer Engel Germany
05/10/18 Aachen Autonomes Zentrum Germany
05/11/18 Rotterdam Rotterdam Riot Netherlands
05/12/18 Mol El Topo Goes Loco Belgium
El Topo Goes Loco 2018 w/ The Bombpops, Darko, Ghouls, Harker, The Burnt Tapes
06/08/18 Hamburg Booze Cruise Germany


Date City Venue Country
07/29/18 London New Cross Inn United Kingdom

Primetime Failure

Date City Venue Country
04/29/18 Bonn Bla Germany
w/ Krang
06/29/18 Enkirch Fallig Open Air Germany
w/ Red City Radio, The Offenders

Thanx 4 All The Shoes

Date City Venue Country
05/11/18 Mol El Topo Goes Loco Belgium
El Topo Goes Loco 2018 w/ The Bombpops, Darko, Ghouls, Harker, The Burnt Tapes

This Is A Standoff

Date City Venue Country
Tour: Be Delighted Canada Tour 2018 w/ Fire Next Time
05/11/18 Calgary Dickens Pub Canada
05/12/18 Edmonton Brixx Canada
05/17/18 Hamilton Club Absinthe Canada
05/18/18 Toronto Hard Luck Canada
05/19/18 Montreal Pouzza Fest Canada
05/20/18 Ottawa Mavericks Canada
08/02/18 London New Cross Inn United Kingdom

Thousand Oaks

Date City Venue Country
Tour: Thousand Oaks / 69 Enfermos Brazil Tour 2018
04/25/18 Rio de Janeiro Audio Rebel Brazil
04/26/18 Sao Paulo Rock Together Studio Brazil
04/27/18 Curitiba Basement Cultural Brazil
04/28/18 Cricuima Monet Pub Brazil
04/29/18 Porto Alegre Signos Pub Brazil