Lit announce one-off London headline show
Story by Jack Foley
LIT have announced their long-awaited return to the UK for a special, one-off headline gig in Camden, London.
The platinum-selling Orange County rock band will play Koko on Thursday, June 13 with support from Patent Pending and Blacklist Royals. The band then head to Castle Donington to play Download Festival on June 15.
Lit’s new single, The Broken, is released in the UK on May 13. Taken from their recently released fifth studio album, the Butch Walker-produced The View From The Bottom, the song has already been added to the playlists of both Kerrang Radio and Bloodstock Radio and is receiving regular plays on rock shows across the country.
The View From The Bottom comes a full eight years after the release of its self-titled predecessor and the band have endured more than their fair share of heartbreak in the intervening years, not least the Popoff brothers tragically losing their stepfather in a motorcycle collision with a drunk driver, an accident which also left their mother with serious injuries.
This was followed by the untimely death of drummer and founding member Allen Shellenberger after a long and hard-fought battle with a brain tumour.
Initially, it seemed unthinkable for the band to continue but original members Jeremy and A.Jay Popoff and bassist Kevin Baldes tentatively begin to rebuild, writing songs almost as a form of therapy and without the pressure of working towards a fixed release date.
Lit’s past hits include the evergreen, Billboard Award-winning classic My Own Worst Enemy.
Tickets for Lit’s headline show at Koko go on general sale on April 12.