Light Me Up Tour

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Light Me Up Tour
Tour by The Pretty Reckless
Taylor Momsen - Tattoo Rock Parlour (3).jpg
Momsen on tour on 26 February 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Associated album Light Me Up
Start date August 19, 2010
End date March 5, 2012
Number of shows 43 in Europe
54 in North America
8 in Asia
7 in Oceania
112 in Total
The Pretty Reckless concert chronology

The Light Me Up Tour is the first headline tour by the hard rock band The Pretty Reckless. In the summer of 2010 American the band set off on tour in support of their debut studio album, Light Me Up.[1]


The Light Me Up tour kicked off in London, England, at the O2 Academy Islington; following these two performances, the band appeared at the V Festival.

In February 2011, the band toured the United States extensively; then, the band set off on a festival-based European summer tour performing at twelve major international music festivals. Some of these festivals included the Download Festival in England and the Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals in Germany.

Throughout August 2011, The Pretty Reckless performed in Tokyo and Osaka as part of the Summer Sonic Festival. The band was scheduled to perform at the Soundwave Revolution[2] from September 24, 2011 – October 3, 2011, before the festival series was cancelled.[3][4] Some of the artists scheduled to play were invited back to Australia to perform in a replacement mini-festival tour called Counter Revolution. The Pretty Reckless were among those artists that decided to return.[5] But they too eventually pulled out of the festival series.[6]

It was confirmed in October 2011 that The Pretty Reckless would perform at Soundwave in 2012.[7]

On July 26, 2011, Taylor Momsen announced via Twitter that The Pretty Reckless would tour Europe alongside Evanescence and Fair To Midland; eventually, a North American leg was announced with The Pretty Reckless and Rival Sons opening for Evanescence.

On February 9, 2012, The Pretty Reckless announced they would play two SideWaves in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia.

Opening acts[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
August 19, 2010 London England O2 Academy Islington
August 21, 2010[A] Chelmsford Hylands Park
August 22, 2010[A] Staffordshire Weston Park
North America[13]
October 10, 2010 Baltimore United States Bourbon Street Ballroom
October 16, 2010 Niagara Falls Hard Rock Cafe
October 17, 2010 Toronto Canada Bovine Sex Club
December 9, 2010 Paris France La Maroquinerie
December 13, 2010 Glasgow Scotland Barrowland Ballroom
December 14, 2010 Manchester England Manchester Academy
December 15, 2010 Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
December 16, 2010 London Shepherds Bush Empire
December 17, 2010 Cologne Germany Luxor
North America[15]
February 11, 2011 Los Angeles United States El Rey Theatre
February 12, 2011 San Diego Soma Sidestage
February 14, 2011 Scottsdale Martini Ranch
February 16, 2011 Austin Stubb's
February 17, 2011 Houston House of Blues Houston
February 19, 2011 Dallas House of Blues Dallas
February 20, 2011 Oklahoma City The Conservatory
February 22, 2011 St. Louis Firebird
February 23, 2011 Indianapolis Earth House
February 24, 2011 Pontiac The Pike Room
February 25, 2011 Niagara Falls Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls
February 26, 2011 Toronto Canada Tattoo Rock Parlour
February 27, 2011 Montreal La Tulipe
March 2, 2011 New York City United States Santos Party House
March 3, 2011 Boston Brighton Music Hall
March 4, 2011 Philadelphia World Cafe Live
March 10, 2011 Chicago Beat Kitchen
March 11, 2011 Columbus The Basement
March 12, 2011 Cleveland The Grog Shop
March 13, 2011 Pittsburgh Club AE
March 16, 2011 Baltimore The Ottobar
March 17, 2011 Vienna Jammin' Java
March 18, 2011 Asbury Park Wonder Bar
March 20, 2011 Hartford Webster Underground
March 25, 2011[B] Paris France Fnac Champs-Elyseés
North America[17]
April 12, 2011[C] New York City United States Best Buy 14th Street
April 16, 2011[C] Long Island Looney Tunes
April 21, 2011[C] Los Angeles Hard Rock Cafe Los Angeles
May 28, 2011 Dover Dover Brick House
June 3, 2011[D] Nürburg Germany Nürburgring
June 5, 2011[E] Nuremberg Frankenstadion
June 6, 2011 Hamburg Uebel & Gefährlich
June 7, 2011 Berlin Columbia Club
June 8, 2011 Paris France Le Trianon
June 9, 2011 Amsterdam Netherlands Paradiso
June 11, 2011[F] Venice Italy Parco San Giuliano
June 12, 2011[G] Leicester England Donington Park
June 13, 2011[H] Nickelsdorf Austria Burgenland
July 1, 2011[I] Arras France Citadelle Vauban
July 2, 2011[J] Werchter Belgium Werchter Festival Grounds
July 3, 2011[K] London England Hyde Park
July 4, 2011[L] Monteux Switzerland Lake Geneva Bay
July 6, 2011 Barcelona Spain Barcelona Music Hall
July 7, 2011 Madrid Sala Caracol
July 9, 2011[M] County Kildare Ireland Punchestown Racecourse
July 10, 2011[N] Kinross Scotland Balado Airfield
July 12, 2011 Moscow Russia Arena Moscow
July 13, 2011[O] St. Petersburg City Park
North America[19]
July 22, 2011[C] Lockport United States Ulrich City Center
August 6, 2011[P] Chicago Grant Park
August 7, 2011 Hard Rock Hotel: Chicago
August 11, 2011 Seoul South Korea Club Ellui
August 13, 2011[Q] Tokyo Japan Makuhari Messe
August 14, 2011[Q] Osaka Maishima Sports Island
September 12, 2011[R] Beijing China Beijing Chaoyang Park
September 14, 2011 Hangzhou Dian Livehouse
September 15, 2011 Shanghai MAO Live House Shanghai
September 17, 2011 Guangzhou Xi Wo Livehouse
September 18, 2011 Shenzhen Huanggang Business Center
North America[21]
October 8, 2011[S] Tulsa United States QuikTrip Center
October 10, 2011[T] Oakland Fox Oakland Theatre
October 11, 2011[T] Los Angeles Hollywood Palladium
October 14, 2011[T] Phoenix Comerica Theatre
October 15, 2011[T] Tucson AVA Amphitheater
October 18, 2011[T] San Antonio Sunken Garden Amphitheater
October 19, 2011[T] Dallas Palladium Ballroom
October 20, 2011 Kansas City The Beaumont Club
October 21, 2011[T] Milwaukee Eagles Ballroom
October 22, 2011[T] Chicago Congress Theater
October 24, 2011[T] Royal Oak Royal Oak Music Theatre
October 25, 2011[T] Toronto Canada Sound Academy
October 26, 2011 Ottawa Ritual Nightclub
October 27, 2011[T] Montreal Métropolis
October 28, 2011[T] Worcester United States Worcester Palladium
30 October 2011[T] Atlantic City House of Blues Atlantic City
1 November 2011[T] New York City Terminal 5
November 4, 2011[T] London England HMV Hammersmith Apollo
November 5, 2011[T]
November 7, 2011[T] Manchester Manchester Apollo
November 8, 2011[T] Glasgow Scotland O2 Academy Glasgow
November 10, 2011[T] Plymouth England Plymouth Pavilions
November 12, 2011[T] Leeds O2 Academy Leeds
November 13, 2011[T] Birmingham O2 Academy Birmingham
November 14, 2011 Lille France Le Splendid
November 15, 2011 Strasbourg La Laiterie
November 16, 2011 Utrecht Netherlands Tivoli
November 17, 2011[T] Offenbach Germany Stadthalle Offenbach
November 18, 2011[T] Düsseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Halle
November 20, 2011[T] Berlin C-Halle
November 21, 2011[T] Munich Zenith
North America[23]
November 25, 2011[U] Worcester United States DCU Center
November 26, 2011[U] Camden Susquehanna Bank Center
November 28, 2011[U] Hamilton Canada Copps Coliseum
February 25, 2012[V] Brisbane Australia RNA Showgrounds
February 26, 2012[V] Sydney Sydney Showground
February 27, 2012 The Bald Faced Stag Hotel
March 1, 2012 Melbourne Thornbury Theatre
March 2, 2012[V] Melbourne Showground
March 3, 2012[V] Adelaide Bonython Park
March 5, 2012[V] Perth Claremont Showgrounds

Festivals and other miscellaneous performances

Cancellations and rescheduled shows[25]
July 8, 2011 Oeiras, Portugal Passeio Marítimo de Alges Optimus Alive! Cancelled
September 24, 2011 Brisbane, Australia RNA Showgrounds Soundwave Revolution Cancelled
September 24, 2011 Brisbane, Australia The Riverstage Counter Revolution Cancelled
September 25, 2011 Sydney, Australia Old Kings Oval Soundwave Revolution Cancelled
September 25, 2011 Sydney, Australia Luna Park Big Top Counter Revolution Cancelled
September 30, 2011 Melbourne, Australia Tabcorp Park Soundwave Revolution Cancelled
September 30, 2011 Melbourne, Australia Myer Music Bowl Counter Revolution Cancelled
October 1, 2011 Adelaide, Australia Showgrounds Soundwave Revolution Cancelled
October 2, 2011 Adelaide, Australia Fowlers Live and Courtyard Counter Revolution Cancelled
October 3, 2011 Perth, Australia Arena Joondalup Soundwave Revolution Cancelled
October 3, 2011 Perth, Australia Capitol and Amplifer Counter Revolution Cancelled

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets Sold/Available Gross Revenue[26]
La Tulipe Montreal 700/700 (100%) $10,737
The Basement Columbus 300/300 (100%) $4,902
Club AE Pittsburgh 208/400 (52%) $3,858
Music Theater Royal Oak 1,700/1,700 (100%) $61,200
Metropolis Montreal 2,298/2,300 (99%) $85,161
House of Blues Atlantic City 2,550/2,550 (100%) $91,405
TOTAL 7,756/7,950 (98%) $257,263


  1. ^ Sources for tour name:
  2. ^ "'The Pretty Reckless' Confirmed For Soundwave Revolution Festival". The Pretty Reckless. Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  3. ^ "It's Official: Soundwave Revolution 2011 Cancelled". Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  4. ^ "Soundwave Revolution 2011 cancelled". Herald Sun. Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  5. ^ "Counter Revolution replaces Soundwave Revolution - 08/22/2011". Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  6. ^ "More Counter Revolution Drama: The Pretty Reckless Cancel!". Take40. Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  7. ^ "The Pretty Reckless confirmed for Soundwave Festival 2012!". Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  8. ^ "Francesqa join The Pretty Reckless tour". Kerrang. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  9. ^ "Runner Runner Announce Pretty Reckless Dates (Recap)". antimusic. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  10. ^ "A Thousand Horses Announce Tour Supporting The Pretty Reckless". The Audio Perv. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  11. ^ "The Pretty Reckless/Heroes For Hire announce SideWaves!!!". Soundwave Touring. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
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External links[edit]

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