Francis and the Lights have revealed their next batch of upcoming concerts for 2018. The electro-pop outfit fronted by Francis Farewell Starlite, announced a brief run of shows across the U.S. earlier this week, which include scheduled gigs at Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre and New York City’s historic Apollo Theater.
The band will play a total of six concerts throughout the month of June, starting at Washington, DC’s 9:30 Club on June 6, and closing out with a show at San Francisco’s The Fillmore on June 22. They’re also set to play select gigs in Chicago and Minneapolis in the middle of the sparse summer tour. The announcement earlier this week followed subtle teases via the band’s Instagram account, which included a screenshot of a YouTube video filmed at Chicago’s Metro, the album cover of James Brown’s legendary show at The Apollo and a grainy piece of paper with Minneapolis’ First Avenue logo.
Francis and the band have been relatively quiet so far in 2018, having spent much of the last two years touring heavily in promotion of 2016’s Farewell, Starlite! and 2017’s Just For Us, which was surprise-released back on Dec. 29. They were a staple in U.S. festival lineups last spring and summer, and even made notable appearances at major venues across the country including Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl and New York’s Forest Hills Stadium. They did play a pair of shows in Los Angeles back in early February of this year, but haven’t made much noise in the touring realm since then. Fans should assume that the upcoming shows in June could be a warm-up run for a larger tour to help promote Just For Us sometime later in 2018.
Tickets for select shows in the upcoming run of shows are on sale now, and can be purchased by clicking here.
Francis and the Lights 2018 Concert Dates:
June 6 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
June 8 - New York, NY - Apollo Theater (Click here for tickets)
June 14 - Chicago, IL - The Metro
June 15 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
June 19 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda (Click here for tickets)
June 22 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore