PICS: Lights at the Observatory North Park

"Up We Go": Canadian electro-pop superstar Lights brought an incredible live show through the Observatory North Park on Wednesday, Feb. 7.

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Fatima Kelley
Born Valerie Poxleitner, the singer/songwriter got her start in 2006.
Fatima Kelley
Poxleitner legally changed her name to Lights when she moved to Toronto at the age of 18.
Fatima Kelley
She got the nickname "Lights" from her last name Poxleitner. As there was already a signed band named "Lights", having her name officially changed was a way to use it despite prior copyright.
Fatima Kelley
In 2009, Lights won the Juno Award (the Canadian version of the Grammy Awards) for Best New Artist.
Fatima Kelley
She followed that with Pop Album of the Year (for her album "Little Machines") at the 2015 Junos.
Fatima Kelley
Her albums "The Listening" and "Siberia" have both been certified gold.
Fatima Kelley
Since 2009, she's released four studio albums with "Skin & Earth" being her latest.
Fatima Kelley
A comic book series of the same name designed by the singer accompanied the release of the new album in July 2017.
Fatima Kelley
New music from the album was released with each edition of the comic on a monthly basis until the entire record was released in full.
Fatima Kelley
On Feb. 2, Lights released a new music video for the single "We Were Here."
Fun fact: Lights is married to Blessthefall vocalist Beau Bokan, and they have a child named Rocket Wild together.
On Feb. 7, Lights performed an 16-song set list at the Observatory, which included: "New Fears," "Savage," "Second Go," "Toes," "Up We Go," "Siberia," "Moonshine"...
Osvaldo Soto
Followed by three acoustic renditions of "Banner," "February Air," and "Muscle Memory," and then performances of "Skydiving," "Kicks," "Running With the Boys," "Morphine," "We Were Here," and "Almost Had Me."
Emily Guay
She also played a one-song encore consisting of "Giants."
Fatima Kelley
As expected, the show was incredible -- and we can't wait for Lights to come back soon!
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