Lane 8 Kicks Off ‘Brightest Lights’ Tour With Sparkling Sold-Out Show At Sky SLC • Volume
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Lane 8 Kicks Off ‘Brightest Lights’ Tour With Sparkling Sold-Out Show At Sky SLC

Pioneering house producer Lane 8 kicked off his rescheduled Brightest Lights Tour last night with a sold-out show at Salt Lake City, UT’s Sky.

Originally slated to kick off in March 2020 in support of his latest album Brightest Lights, the tour was rescheduled for July 2020 and inevitably postponed to 2021 due to the global spread of COVID-19. With the majority of the country now having received at least one dose of the vaccine, Lane 8 was finally able to make his debut to the city, just a quick one-hour flight from his home state in Colorado.

Whether or not you’ve attended a Lane 8 show, the whole concept surrounds his label’s name This Never Happened. Aware of the distractions of technology and our constant need to be connected and showing what we’re doing on social media, Lane 8 cultivates a more intimate experience, inviting fans to a phone and photo-free space to feel more connected to the music and the atmosphere.

“We live at a time when distractions from reality are never further away than our fingertips. Our phones offer us unlimited stimulation and temporary comfort. The possibilities of technology are endless, but they also limit the possibility…the possibility to truly experience and submit to the moment,” Lane 8 writes on his website. “At This Never Happened, we invite you into a space where the only thing that matters are the people in that room, the music and the magic that happens when those things interact. An event where the dance floor will be a phone and photo-free space. This experience we share together may, by today’s standards, have never happened. But those who dare will always know – something special did happen here.”

Sky’s Therapy Thursday kicked off around 9 p.m. with a DJ set by Paraleven. The Atlanta-based producer blended his sonic palette of melodic, deep, progressive house to the crowd, creating a well-sounding atmosphere for the early night. It wasn’t until Lane 8 took the stage shortly after 10 p.m. where the two-storied venue packed in and the swirling lights turned the scene into an upbeat nightclub. Playing through his discography while placing an emphasis on his latest Brightest Lights album, Lane 8 fostered a special scene during his debut in Salt Lake City. Mountain and desert landscapes lit up behind him intermixed with animated disco balls and light fixtures. The only reality known at the time was confined to the walls of the venue, marking a special moment in the eyes of the fans and Lane 8 himself being back onstage for his long-awaited headlining tour.

Lane 8 will continue his Brightest Lights Tour tonight in Albuquerque, NM and Phoenix, AZ on Saturday. A double header in Brooklyn, NY and a one-stop show in San Francisco, CA will lead Lane 8 to a celebratory tour finale with two sold-out shows at Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on October 14th and 15th. For more information, visit his website.

8.05 – Salt Lake City, UT
8.06 – Albuquerque, NM
8.07 – Phoenix, AZ
8.26 – Brooklyn, NY
8.27 – Brooklyn, NY
9.11 – San Francisco, CA
8.14 – Morrison, CO
8.15 – Morrison, CO
3.04 – Chicago, IL
3.05 – Detroit, MI
3.18 – Toronto, ON
3.19 – Montreal, QC