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POZ Road Blog: Light Years (Update II)

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 11, 2013

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Light Years have wrapped up their overseas our with Lower Lands touring, and the band has sent in their new Road Blog update for PropertyOfZack. Check out the second update below!

From Pat Kennedy:

Since the last update we have played a lot of shows… Here are some highlights!

Played about 6 shows in Germany and they were great. The people here are so nice and genuinely gratefull bands came here to play. I never fully realized how lucky i am that i live in a place where most of my favorite bands come through quite regularly. People in parts of Germany have never gotten to see New Found Glory… Like? What?!

So its awesome when we play in a place like the Czech Rebuplic and kids came out just to see a band and didnt matter if they were cool or not, and are super gratefull we came all this way.

Austria was a cool place as well. Driving through the Alps was amazing and the shows were great.

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POZ Road Blog: Light Years (Update I)

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 29, 2013

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Light Years are currently overseas with Lower Lands touring Mainland Europe, and the band will be doing a new Road Blog series for PropertyOfZack. Check out the first update below!

From Pat Kennedy:

So we finished our tour of “the states” with Real Friends and then left a week later to cross the pond and do a tour in the UK and mainland Europe with a great band called Lower Lands.

The flight was nice, and We The Kings was actually on the same flight so naturally they wanted autographs from us and gave up their first class seats to sit in the economy class with zero leg room and begged to jump on our shows. (None of that happened, but Andrew fan girled over the singer… Sigh)

The first show was in Liverpool, home to the Beatles and I think we would have made them proud. The show was small yet fun. Kids sang along and had a good time and made us feel welcome. This was our first chance to see Lower Lands live and they were awesome, definitely check them out.

The best thing about the UK is McDonalds is an actual nice restaurant. They even have a veggie burger! We also love the brown sauce here, and dump it on anything and everything.

The next show was in Kingston, just outside of London. Show was in a really cool venue called the peel. The people here are super nice and like supporting bands and we have met some cool people already.

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POZ Road Blog: Light Years (Update IV)

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 13, 2012

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From Pat Kennedy:

Day 15: Columbia, South Carolina
After the van fiasco we made it to South Carolina. Our friend Heather took us to this amazing quarry to cliff jump and swim. Kent almost died. The show was at One Unit Art Space, which is an awesome venue run by awesome people. The show was fun and we all ate Cookout after which is a very healthy resturant.

Day 16: Savannah, Georgia
This was my first time in Savannah and It is a really nice city. I felt like I was at Cedar Point the whole time. The show was at a nice Mexican Resturant that fed us, which ruled. A lot of kids came out and were having fun. I haven’t seen people mosh to Citizen in about 2 years untill that night. 

Day 17: Jacksonville, Florida
In Jacksonville we started to feel the wrath of the Florida humidity. Shirts are always soaked in sweat and it is hard to breathe in air that weighs 30lbs. The show was great though, Buro Bar is the spot. 

Day 18:  Orlando, Florida
Spent the day chillin poolside and eating Lazy Moon Pizza to avoid the heat before the show. The venue was at an awesome spot called Stardust Cafe, it had a huge cardboard shark hanging from the ceiling. This was by far the best show we have played in Orlando. All the kids were there to have fun, and supported all three touring bands. I like shows like that.

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POZ Road Blog: Light Years (Update II)

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 6, 2012

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From Pat Kennedy:

Day 7: Brewer Maine
We were excited to play Maine for a couple of reasons. It is one of the few states that Light Years has left to play in, and it is also the state where I (pat) was born. It was my first time being back in the state for a long time, and I didnt realize how shitty my city, Lewiston, was! After a trip down memory lane we made it to the show which was cool. Maker played, and a kid moshed for them. Weird. 

Day 8: Boston MA
Boston is one of my favoroite cities. I love the history and feel the city has. New england also is the only area you can buy Coffee Milk, which is not so refreshing on a 90 degree day, but we drank it anyway. The show at the Democracy Center was awesome. Even though it felt like a sauna in there, a ton of kids came out and everyone had a good time. 

Day 9: New Britain, CT
The show in CT was at a house called The Horse’s Mouth. My favorite part of the show was playing ladder golf in the backyard. For thise who dont know ladder golf, it’s basically a more civilized version of Cornhole.

Day 10: Philly
We have played Philly a few times, shout out to IHOP estate, but this was our first time at The Barbary. We met up with Souviners an awesome band from California that we did shows with last winter. The venue was great. Show was great. Everyone had Cheesesteaks.

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POZ Road Blog: Light Years (Update I)

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 28, 2012

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Light Years are out on the PropertyOfZack sponsored Turnover and Citizen tour, which kicked off last Friday. Check out the first update below and come back each week for more!

From Pat Kennedy:

Day 1: Columbus, OH.
The tour started off with a bang! Literally, I accidentially backed into a girls car, but it was all good. The Purple Grape was packed, and a lot of friends made the trip down from Cleveland to see us off on this monster of a tour. Had a good time at the show and after watching Turnover and Citizen I was even more pumped for the tour.

Day 2: Altoona PA.
The second show was at the Masonic Temple in Altoona PA. We had played here before last summer with Citizen and I believe there were 5 people there. This time there was a much better turnout. They made us some really good food, and gave us Mt. Dew which is literally the best thing ever to get on tour. Highlight of the night, going to the Super Sheetz after the show.

Day 3: Natrona PA
Natrona is a weird little town that seems to be completely lawless and empty.  Crazy burned down houses just sotting there, very eerie. The show was at Scumbag Skatepark, which is a great name, that was run by some really cool dudes. Before the show we tried to shred the ramps, but the only person who could actually skate was Casey from Turnover. The show was cool. Literally, the AC was blasting and it felt awesome.

Day 4: Allentown PA
We made the drive after the show out to Wilkes-Barre to stay with a friend. Now Wilkes-Barre was a little out of the way, but totally worth it for one reason. Pizza. The best pizza I have ever eaten  in my life is Angelo’s. But! They didnt open untill 4 and we would have been super late to the show, which is a dick move. So we went to a place called Ricci’s pizza instead, and it was verrrry close to being just as good as Angelo’s. The show was at a venue called Planet Trog. It was awesome. It had a nice stage and a lot of kids came out. A band coverd Blink and all was well. Highlight of the night, the venue was connected to a laser tag park where they let us all play FOR FREE! I got dead last. 

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