Following the release of their first album in 18 years ‘Blue Sky In Your Head’ which was released last year alongside an initial run of UK dates, Lighthouse Family are back on the road next week.  The years have not dulled Lighthouse Family’s remarkable ability to craft elegantly beautiful songs. Their first single in almost two decades, ‘My Salvation’ is an upbeat track that flies high on lush strings and has echoes of Pet Shop Boys at their imperial best. It’s sentiments chime perfectly with the band’s return: “I wrote it at the end of 2016, when there were lots of things changing in politics and my son had just got his first job starting out in the world. There’s the line: ‘When you say a prayer, does anybody hear, send an SOS…’ You’re looking for that touchstone that salvation can bring.”

‘Blue Sky In Your Head’ opens with the rippling, rolling, title track. Its theme is, says Tunde, similar to ‘Ocean Drive’. “A dream of a place, a dream of escape, something you want to get away to.”

“And that’s kind of you what you want Lighthouse Family songs to do: put a Blue Sky In Your Head,” adds Paul.

Indeed, the new album has something that has always been present with Lighthouse Family: a sense of optimism and renewal.  “We’re trying to create something anthemic and uplifting but real,” says Paul. “That idea of: ‘I know the sun’s gonna shine again’, it’s quintessential Lighthouse Family.”

“I like hymns, always have. I was in the choir as a kid,” adds Tunde. “I think all the songs on the record have that feel. They’re urban hymns.”

Messages of hope and uplift. Sentiments of community and communion. Songs of love and connection. Tunes to sing, loudly, from the heart. It can only be Lighthouse Family,

February 16                                   Dublin Olympia Theatre
February 17                                    Sheffield City Hall
February 18                                    Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
February 20                                    Edinburgh Usher Hall
February 21                                    Newcastle upon Tyne O2 City Hall Newcastle
February 22                                    Hull Bonus Arena
February 24                                    Ipswich Regent
February 25                                    Brighton Dome
February 27                                    London Palladium
February 28                                    Cardiff St David’s Hall
February 29                                    Portsmouth Guildhall
March 1                                           Southend Cliffs Pavilion SOLD OUT

You find find all the dates and tickets HERE

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