New York alt-rockers Lights Resolve are set to play a free show on Vance Lawn this Saturday evening as part of the Pringles Xtreme Campus Tour, a 15-stop tour that features We the Kings and J. Cole as headliners. Though the two top billings will not be present at this event, those willing to check out some free music should not be discouraged.
Formed in 2006, Lights Resolve have certainly made the rounds; the band has already opened for the Used and Panic! at the Disco, has had their songs appear on two MTV shows (one of them featuring everyone’s favorite Italian orange Smurfs), and has been featured in Rolling Stone magazine as a Breakout Band in 2009. The band has only two EPs released, Prelude and Currency, which have gone on to sell a combined total of 10,000 copies worldwide.
When listening to Lights Resolve, one can hear a myriad of influences; they have been likened bands such as The Who, Muse, and Sigur Ros. Lights Resolve possesses a unique and progressive sound while maintaining an accessible, stadium-ready feel.
The Pringles Xtreme Campus tour kicks of this Wednesday, and one of the first stops on its list is CCSU. The tour is sponsored by Late Night Republic, a new weekly variety show hosted by Jake Sasseville , who will also be present at the event. Sasseville will be interacting with students as part of the program, so those wanting their chance to be on TV are cordially invited. The concert will feature exhibitions from tour sponsors, which include Pringles, FRS, SPIN Magazine and Gibson Slacklines.
The festivities begin at 2 p.m. this Saturday, and Lights Resolve will go on at 5 p.m. Vance Lawn is located directly in front of Memorial Hall and Vance Academic Building.