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RED LIGHT SAINTS ANNOUNCE “CUBA TOUR” IN SPRING 2011

Ottawa music group, Red Light Saints are heading down to Cuba for what they are calling their “Rock n’ Roll Spring Break”. This marks the first time a Canadian Rock band has been invited on an official tour, by The Cuban Ministry of Arts and Culture.

The tour is scheduled from March 7th to 14th, 2011, and includes a headlining slot at Cuerda Viva Fest (one of Cuba’s biggest music festivals), a concert at Maxim Rock (a 2000 capacity theater in Havana), a show at U.C.I (one of the most prestigious Universities in Cuba), as well as several national television and radio appearances.

Cuba has a large audience that is hungry for unique and expressive rock music. Due to a past political climate in which rock music was prohibited throughout the 60’s and 70’s, as well as the country’s limited access to modern rock music, the Red Light Saint’s tour is expected to be a hit with Cuba’s music fans.

As the cultural doors to the island nation are beginning to open, Cuba is becoming a unique destination for international bands to share their music with a new audience. Red Light Saints are in an exceptional position to take the lead in this exchange; Their bass player, Humbe Fernandz, is a Cuban-born musician whose success and recognition in his home country has helped Red Light Saints access opportunities previously unavailable to other foreign rock groups.

The Red Light Saints Cuba Tour 2011 has been organized to showcase one of Canada’s most exciting up-and-coming rock bands, and as an exchange of culture, music, ideas and friendship between Cuba and Canada.

With the participation of the Cuban Ministry of Arts and Culture, special events have been organized to involve the Red Light Saints in the community at a grassroots level. Such an exchange has never been seen before and includes special appearances at community organizations (Sociedad Cultural Jose Marti), the Canadian embassy, and local music schools. The band will be presenting a song to Cuba’s Marathon of Hope organizers and are also scheduled to host a series of workshops for aspiring musicians in Cuba’s arts community.

Red Light Saints Cuba Tour 2011 will be documented on video, with the footage of the tour to be edited into a full-length documentary. Red Light Saints’ 2nd album, “District”, will be available on iTunes in March 2011. A welcome home party and CD release for the Saints will be held upon their return to Canada.

Red Light Saints welcome the media to share this exciting adventure. They are available for interviews upon request:

Contact: band@redlightsaints.com

For further information/music/photos/video, go to: www.redlightsaints.com

                                                            Friendship Song

                                                                                                                                           By: Red Light Saints

A friend indeed. Someone to rest your head upon.

When you're beat. And you feel you can't go on.

(You got) Someone to rely on.

A friend in need. Someone to fend the demons off.

You're in too deep. And you're looking for a ray of hope.

Someone to rely on.

We get shaken sometimes taking on the world alone.

Someone to rely on.

An open ear. Someone to lay your secrets on.

And they'll be here. Even if you're wrong.

Someone to rely on.

We are naked sometimes standing in the world alone.

Pick a team but choose it well. 'Cause in the end you're gonna need a shoulder to cry on.

A friend indeed. Someone to rest your head upon.

When you're beat. And you feel you can't go on.

Someone to rely on.

We get taken sometimes trying to make the world our own.

Someone to rely on.

(You got) Someone to rely on.