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Hit The Lights Vocalist Taken Ill

Aaron Hastings
Aaron Hastings 24 March 2015 at 14.45

Vocalist Nick Thompson will have to sit out their UK shows with Four Year Strong, but the band have a plan...

Hit The Lights had to cancel their Nottingham show last night after Nick (centre) fell ill with a chest infection, but vocal duties will be handled by Ben Phillips from Fastlane for the next couple of days.

Nick posted the following on the band's Facebook page:

"Hey everyone, it's Nick. Tonight we had to cancel our show last minute in Nottingham due to illness. I caught some type of bug on the plane from Japan to the UK. While I got over my fever/aches over the past few days I've developed a chest infection that I just can't seem to shake. Today in Nottingham I felt worse than ever, I couldn't hit easiest notes and I began coughing up some not-so-fun stuff, including a little blood. We made a last second decision to call the show off, and we'd like to apologize to all the people who were looking forward to seeing us, the promoter, and of course, all the bands we're currently on tour with. I've never had to do this before, but at this point I need to seek medical attention so the entire tour isn't lost. I'll be taking a small sabbatical to recover and our very good friend Ben Phillips will be taking over vocal duties for Hit The Lights for the next couple shows. Ben sang in a band that HTL has grown up loving called "Fastlane" and is more than capable of handling my vocal duties. We'll keep everyone up to date on my situation, again, my deepest apologies, I hate to let anyone down. I'll be returning to the mic as soon as I can, please come out to the shows and show your support for us, Light You Up, Forever Came Calling and Four Year Strong - they still bring more rock than you will ever need in one night.

Love,

Nick & HTL"

Catch Hit the Lights on the Pure Noise Records tour, with Four Year StrongForever Came Calling, and Light You Up:

MARCH

24 - CARDIFF Y Plas II
25 - NORWICH Waterfront
26 - LONDON Electric Ballroom
27 - BIRMINGHAM Academy II
28 - BRIGHTON Concorde II
29 - PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms

And you can stream the band's new album Summer Bones in its entirety below. Spoiler: it's very good.

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