The Bright Light Social Hour Announce Spring U.S. Tour

January 16, 2019

The Bright Light Social Hour today announced a full US spring tour, kicking off March 5 in Tallahassee, FL. The dates follow the release of their third LP, Jude Vol. I, set for release February 1, 2019 via Modern Outsider. The first single, “Lie To Me (Große Lüge),” debuted last week at #1 on the FMQB Submodern Radio Chart ahead of The Raconteurs and Broken Bells, among others.

Today the band released a sneak peek of the making of the album, set to “Lie To Me (Große Lüge)”:

The band will celebrate release day with a very special in-store performance and signing at Waterloo Records in their hometown of Austin at 5 PM on February 1st.

Produced by Chris Coady (Slowdive, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beach House) and recorded at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, Jude Vol. I was borne out of the healing that took place after the band suffered the devastating loss of Alex O’Brien, bass player/vocalist Jackie O’Brien’s brother and the band’s manager of four years, who suffered from severe and sudden Bipolar 1 Disorder.

The spring tour dates include several stops along the festival circuit this spring, including Savannah Stopover, South By Southwest, Boise’s Treefort Music Festival, and Fort Worth, TX’s Fortress Festival.


Walker Lukens supporting April 28-May 13.

Additional dates to be announced soon.


5 Tallahassee, FL The Wilbury

6 Athens, GA Nowhere Bar

7 Savannah, GA Savannah Stopover Music Festival

9 Greenville, SC Radio Room

12-17 Austin, TX South By Southwest

18 Hot Springs, AR Valley of the Vapors Music Festival

20 Kansas City, MO recordBAR

21 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre

22 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court

20-23 Boise, ID Treefort Music Festival

24 Seattle, WA Crocodile

25 Vancouver, BC The Biltmore Cabaret

27 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre

28 Spokane, WA The Bartlett

29 Missoula, MT Top Hat Lounge

30 Bozeman, MT Filling Station


27-28 Fort Worth, TX Fortress Festival

28 Birmingham, AL Saturn **

29 Atlanta, GA Vinyl **

30 Raleigh, NC Kings **


1 Washington, DC Songbyrd **

2 New York City, NY Bowery Ballroom **

3 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s **

4 Boston, MA Great Scott **

5 Portsmouth, NH Press Room **

7 Montreal, QC L’Esco **

8 Ottawa, ON Mavericks **

9 Toronto, ON Canadian Music Week **

10 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern **

11 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle **

12 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall **

13 Nashville, TN High Watt **

** w/ Walker Lukens