Bio

Of all the various compliments Streetlight Manifesto have received from fans over the years, there is one in particular that seems to resonate most with the members of the band. After a show, a kid in torn jeans and a Pantera shirt, sporting ridiculous facial hair, will find one of the Streetlighters outside of the club and say hello, followed by “Man, I don’t listen to this kind of music, in fact I hate most ska bands, but you guys are something else.” Or it will be a jazz fan, sitting in the back of the venue during the set, bobbing his head, eyes closed while the band does their thing on stage. Or one of the club’s stagehands will comment, while helping break down the lighting rig, that he actually enjoyed a band he was working for for once, despite having heard thousands of bands on the job over the years. And therein lies Streetlight Manifesto’s appeal.

Seven guys, seven different musical backgrounds, seven different personalities, one band, one unique and unmistakable voice. Formed four years ago in New Jersey as an ad hoc group intended to put out one album and disappear, one thing lead to another and within a few months of their debut release, Everything Goes Numb, Streetlight Manifesto were officially a full time touring band, traveling the world, spreading their infectious and energetic tunes to all who would listen. One part rock, one part ska, with influences from latin, klezmer, folk, world, funk, jazz and classical thrown in, the band redefined what most people expected from a “ska” band. Three albums later, and after countless worldwide tours, the guys are still at it, still performing live to sold out shows filled with sweat drenched fans, all dancing and singing along at the top of their lungs. And the Streetlight boys wouldn’t have it any other way.

The Band

The Albums

The Tours

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    BARCELONA! MOSCOW! Toh Kay, Streetlight’s singer, will be performing solo acoustic shows inside your city limits. Barcelona in SIX DAYS on August 23rd at RockSound and Moscow on September 26th at Smena. Details at www.streetlightmanifesto.com. So, like, Ola, and Zdravstvuyte! Or something.

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    THE NEXT MINI-TOUR, ANNOUNCED!
    Ladies and not-ladies, we are pumped as pie to announce our next regional tour, this time hitting the east coast of our lovely country and even two cities in the lovely country above ours! The Last Good Fight Tour: Leg Two goes from October 16 until Halloween, and will feature support once again from our buddies Dan Potthast and Sycamore Smith! Dates are listed below, and tickets go on sale Friday! As always, we are giving the standard issue warning: MOST OF THESE WILL SELL OUT. (The tour we just finished had more sell outs than non-sell-outs). PLEASE buy your tickets early. WE. HATE. SCALPERS. (And people who overcharge fans who didn’t get to buy tickets early). LET’S DO THIS. AGAIN.

    Unbelievably incredible tour art by Jakub Rebelka. Check him out at www.shzrebelka.tumblr.com, he will blow your mind.

    10.16 TORONTO ON
    10.17 MONTREAL QC
    10.18 PHILADELPHIA PA
    10.19 NEW YORK NY
    10.20 BOSTON MA
    10.21 WASHINGTON DC
    10.23 NORFOLK VA
    10.24 ATLANTA GA
    10.25 ORLANDO FL
    10.26 ST PETERSBURG FL
    10.27 FT. LAUDERDALE FL
    10.30 SAYREVILLE NJ
    10.31 SAYREVILLE NJ

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    AW HELL YISS.

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    All of you non-East Coasters that kicked and screamed when we did October’s micro-tour will be happy that we set up a mini-tour just for you! 18 Show in 18 days, from Cleveland to Spokane! From May 14 to May 31! From La Jolla to Leo Carillo, and up to Pismo (sorry, we had to).

    Tickets go on sale Friday, so come back here for links. As always, we will tell you right now: MOST OF THESE SHOWS WILL SELL OUT, SO PLEASE BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY. Nowadays we tour when the stars align, so get it when it’s there to be gottened.

    We’re so incredibly pumped for these shows! Support will come in the form of Dan Potthast on all shows except for the first three, where Kevin Seconds will play in his place. Also, Sycamore Smith will be on the entire damn tour! Huzzah!

    Lovely poster art provided by the inimitable Zelda Devon (www.zeldadevon.com)!

    See you guys at the shows!

    5/14 Cleveland, OH
    5/15 Pittsburgh, PA
    5/16 Detroit, MI
    5/17 Chicago, IL
    5/18 Lawrence, KS
    5/19 Denver, CO
    5/20 Salt Lake City, UT
    5/21 Las Vegas, NV
    5/22 Phoenix, AZ
    5/23 Los Angeles, CA
    5/24 San Diego, CA
    5/25 Anaheim, CA
    5/26 San Francisco, CA
    5/27 Portland, OR
    5/28 Seattle, WA
    5/29 Victoria, BC
    5/30 Vancouver, BC
    5/31 Spokane, WA

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    HELLO KINGDOM OF THE UNITED!
    After spending way too much time holding a grudge against you for subjecting us to excessive coverage of your silly little royal wedding, we’ve decided to make a move to get back on speaking terms with you, our cutely-accented counterparts across the lake. This move is in no small part due to your introducing us to the incredible Charlie Brooker, and let’s not forget your gracious and self-sacrificial harboring of Madonna, fake accent and all. So we figure the score is 2-1, and we owe you one. We’d like to pay up in the form of a concert on your continent! Namely, we’ll be coming on by to play at your lovely and awesomely-named BOOMTOWN FESTIVAL! HURRAH!
    It’s been a long while since we’ve played anywhere in England, and we have no idea when we’ll be back, so how about you all meet us at BoomTown sometime around, oh, I don’t know, August 15, 2015? Sounds good? Good! Head on over to www.boomtownfair.co.uk or https://www.facebook.com/boomtownfair1www.boomtownfair.co.uk or https://www.facebook.com/boomtownfair1 for more info and to buy tickets! IT’S TEA TIME, SON.