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Hit The Lights Aug 11, 2019
See you in a few hours, Amityville!
Hit The Lights Jul 31, 2019
SING A-LONG ISLAND: I'll be playing an acoustic set at Revolution Bar & Music Hall Sunday, August 11th - help me sing some oldies but goodies and some newies but goodies and maybe even a baddie... but goodie!? I've missed you guys, it'll be great to be back! Here's wonderwall... SUNDAY, AUGUST 11TH An Acoustic Evening with Nick Thompson (of Hit The Lights) Doors 3:30PM // $15 Admission Tickets: Love, Nick
Hit The Lights Jul 27, 2019
SING A-LONG ISLAND: I'll be playing an acoustic set at Revolution Bar & Music Hall Sunday, August 11th - help me sing some oldies but goodies and some newies but goodies and maybe even a baddie... but goodie!? I've missed you guys, it'll be great to be back! SUNDAY, AUGUST 11TH An Acoustic Evening with Nick Thompson (of Hit The Lights) Doors 3:30PM // $15 Admission Tickets: Love, Nick
Hit The Lights May 16, 2019
Yo Long Island, Nick here - I'm gonna be playing some acoustic HTL and Thief Club jammies at Revolution Bar & Music Hall on August 11th with a ton of other great artists! I've missed you guys, it's been way too long! Get a sitter and come sing with me. If you don't have kids, don't get a sitter because then you'd just be wasting money for no reason! Tickets -
Hit The Lights May 16, 2019
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Hit The Lights Feb 26, 2019
Yo yo, Nick Thompson here! Anyone looking for some new tunes to get through this week? Of course you are! The boys in Kids In Control just released a new record Wednesday produced by (and featuring) myself alongside Rick King - who has also done many of the Hit The Lights tunes! Not HTL news per say, but it IS for fans of HTL, All Time Low, Seaway and anyone who loved the golden era of Drive Thru Records bands! A shout-out was in order and new listeners are always appreciated! If you dig it, PLEASE pass it on! Let this record remind you of the summer days that will be here(hopefully) in no time! Available on all online platforms. Much love and be safe! Nick
Hit The Lights Feb 08, 2019
Getting some practice in for the acoustic set tomorrow night in Dayton, Ohio. Haven’t been back to Dayton since 2012-ish? Looking forward to seeing old friends and sharing the night with some great Ohio bands. Last show at Rockstar Pro Arena - going out with a bang!
Hit The Lights Feb 04, 2019
Dayton, Ohio! Nick's been asked to join You vs Yesterday along with We Are The Movies, Better Anyway, and Hometown Rivals for the last show at Rockstar Pro Arena this Saturday, Feb. 9th! Come out, sing along to some acoustic HTL jams and support some great Ohio bands all at once! Tickets are available here:
Hit The Lights Jan 30, 2019
Hey guys, Nick here! In the name of shamelessly plugging some cool new music, I wanted to share with you the new video for Kids In Control's "Last Mistake" - the first single off their new record, produced by myself and Rick King and will be out February 20th! For fans of HTL and old school Drive Thru Records bands! If you enjoy, give it a preorder here and receive another new song instantly: Super proud of these guys and the record, please check it out! Kevin Mahoney also recently produced a fantastic record with Goalkeeper called "Bad Times Don't Last" you should absolutely check out here: Support new music and great people, being a band ain't easy these days! Hope you enjoy! Love, Nick
Hit The Lights Jan 21, 2019
Dayton, Ohio! Nick will be back in the old stompin' grounds February 9th to say hey and play some acoustic jams with a bangin' line-up! Support some great Ohio bands and have fun, all at once!
Hit The Lights Jan 11, 2019
HTL in 2019 A lot of people have been posting, asking and all together assuming that Hit The Lights is done as a band. While it would probably be in our best interest from a business standpoint to call it quits, or go on "hiatus" and come back a couple years later like it's a huge suprise, we just need to go on record and say Hit The Lights is NOT done. In 2018 we welcomed TWO new, healthy HTL babies into the mix, which is incredible, and families need to have their Daddies home. Many plans have been put on the back burner because that's just where they need to be. Kevin has been playing bass in Joywave - so go check them out and see Kevin killing it with them when they come to your city! We are all spread out, living in different states, and that makes it more difficult to tour and practice. To take a line from "Coast to Coast" - "When it's time, we'll know it" and that's very true. We're still here, we still love each other, WE'VE GOT A GROUP CHAT AND EVERYTHING! There are no plans to stop being Hit The Lights at this time. Consider it hibernation, call it a sabbatical, or don't even label it at all. Life goes on, we grow, we change, but we're all still members of this band who wouldn't give that up willingly. We appreciate all the love, support and opportunities that come our way because of this band, and we don't take it for granted. Hit The Lights isn't the only thing in our lives anymore, and it's going to have it's place and time when it makes sense for us. Keep your eyes and ears open, we'll let you know where we are and where we'll be. It just has to be right, and in those right moments, it'll make it all the more special. We love you all, thank you so much for listening and caring, and we'll see you when we see you. SIDE NOTE: We've also put all of our left over tour merchandise on our webstore - it's all on sale and if you use the code "HTL4EVER" you can take an extra 20% off for the next month - go get it ❤️❤️❤️
Hit The Lights Dec 12, 2018
READING, PA - Nick is hosting "Emo Night" at Reverb on December 27th and tickets are FREE! WHAT?! Yep, tickets are free, come out, sing along and treat yourself to some acoustic HTL jams as well! This is gonna be a blast, don't miss out and get your FREE tickets here: See you there!
Hit The Lights Dec 07, 2018
Hey Reading, PA! Nick will be hosting Emo Night at Reverb on December 27th! Get ready for some good ol' nostalgia as well as an acoustic performance of some of your favorite HTL tunes! Regardless of what the face on this flyer says, we are CERTAIN it will be a great time - see you there!
Hit The Lights Nov 25, 2018
The Pure Noise webstore is having 25% off everything including 'Summer Bones' on vinyl & all the merch.
Hit The Lights Nov 15, 2018
Hey Cleveland! Nick will be hosting “Emo Night” tomorrow night at The Foundry with The Emo Band! On a budget and need a friend? Enter the code “HTL” for BOGO tickets at - see you there ❤️
Hit The Lights Oct 29, 2018
ATTN ANYONE WHO WANTS SWEET NEW HTL MERCH: We've just added some awesome one-off designs we printed for Four Chord Festival, which was an absolute blast! All shirts at are $15 or less, so get them while they last, sizes and quantities are VERY limited! All our shirts are printed on ultra-soft canvas brand if you're like us and have extremely sensitive nipp... you know what? We'll just stop there. Enjoy!
Hit The Lights Aug 22, 2018
Ayyy Pittsburgh, who are we seeing Sunday for Four Chord Music Festival ??? We can't wait to be back on stage sharing it with so many awesome bands. Come out, say hey, and give us all the hi-fives and hugs you got! See you soon! Tickets:
Hit The Lights Aug 05, 2018
THIS MONTH BABAYYYYY!!! Who's coming out? What a lineup! Tickets here:
Hit The Lights Jul 13, 2018
"Just To Get Through To You" and "Summer Bones" 12" test presses are up for grabs in a LIMITED 7 day auction to benefit families and children torn at the US/Mexican border. 100% of the proceeds will go to RAICES LEAF project to continue representation for unaccompanied children separated from their families at the Texas border. Check it out:
Hit The Lights Jul 10, 2018
Incredibly pleased to announce our first show of the year will be one of our favorites to play! The lineup for Four Chord Music Festival is STACKED this year, and we can’t wait to be back in Pittsburgh to carry on the tradition! Tickets are on sale now, get them while they’re still available!
Hit The Lights Jul 09, 2018
A VERY happy birthday to our sophomore record “Skip School, Start Fights” which turned 10 today. If it was a child today, it would probably own a cell phone, which is terrifying! Cheers to a record we never thought we’d have to make, but are so glad we did. Thank you to everyone involved for making this project something that could bring us around the world and back playing music we love. Thank you. No, seriously, listen: THANK YOU. Love, us
Hit The Lights May 01, 2018
Episode 2 of Coast to Coast is up featuring a few of us HTL'ers. Complete with an acoustic performance of our song "Lighthouse" and a pee-pee story!
Hit The Lights Apr 29, 2018
Episode 2 of Coast to Coast ft yours truly premiers on #youtube at midnight cst - CHECK IT
Hit The Lights Apr 10, 2018
Hope everyone is ready for some sub-par guest appearance acting!
Hit The Lights Mar 23, 2018
OUR BOYS IN FCC ARE BACK, BABAYYY!!!! "Retro Future" is available everywhere, today! It's awesome and Nick helped produce it. Support independent music and Forever Came Calling and purchase it, it's only $5 and well worth it!