Lit Shares Summer-Ready Anthem “Kicked Off the Plane,” New Album ‘Tastes Like Gold’ Coming in June


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On June 17, Orange County rock/pop band Lit will return with Tastes Like Gold, a new studio album that the band intends as a return to the group’s “old-school sound” — that is, an updated take on A Place in the Sun, Lit’s 1999 record that sold millions thanks to the runaway success of the now-classic “My Own Worst Enemy.”

That song took on a life of its own and became one of the most-played songs of its era — and to this day remains the band’s signature song, a true lightning-in-a-bottle bit of songwriting that landed at the perfect time.

“Kicked Off the Plane” is a new song shared from Tastes Like Gold, and the track treads similar thematic territory as “My Own Worst Enemy,” vocalist A. Jay Popoff lamenting drinking too much and, well, being kicked off an airplane, set to a shimmery guitar burst and a singalong chorus. It’s the Lit you remember, just a few years older and wiser:

The track is the second shared so far from the new record, following “Yeah Yeah Yeah” and its party-themed video first debuted in mid-February:

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Catch Lit on the Spring Loaded tour in the coming months, leading up to the June 17 release of the new album:

Lit with Tuk Smith & The Restless Hearts ( * = does not include Tuk Smith)

Wednesday, May 4th : Flint, MI @ Machine Shop*
Thursday, May 5th : Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
Friday, May 6th : Cincinnati, OH @ Riverfront Live
Saturday, May 7th : Buffalo, NY @ Showplace Theater*
Sunday, May 8th : Warrendale, PA @ Jergels
Tuesday, May 10th : New York, NY @(le) poisson rouge
Wednesday, May 11: Hopewell, VA @ Beacon Theatre
Thursday, May 12th : Charlotte, NC @ Amos’
Friday, May 13th : Columbia, SC @ Savage Craft Ale Works
Saturday, May 14th : Sanford, NC @ Wampus Cat Music Festival*
Sunday, May 15th : Myrtle Beach, SC @ The Boathouse
Thursday, June 2: Millville, NJ – Levoy Theatre*
Friday, June 3: Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall*
Saturday, June 4: Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Casino*

below dates are solo headline shows

Friday, June 10: South Jordan, UT @LiveDAYBREAK
Saturday, June 11: Redmond, OR @ General Duffy’s
Friday, June 17: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Saturday, June 25: Middletown, PA @ Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey
Saturday, July 2: Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
Friday, August 12: Maryville, TN@ The Shed Smokehouse
Saturday, August 13: Suwanee, GA @Suwanee Town Center Park
Saturday, August 20: Sunbury, PA @ Spyglass Ridge Winery w/Everclear
Friday, September 9: Omaha, NE @Shadow Ridge Music Festival w/ 311

In addition to all of this activity, Lit also recently shared a four-part documentary-style podcast about “My Own Worst Enemy,” the story behind writing the song, its legacy and more.

Over four episodes, they explore the impact that this iconic track has had on music and pop culture and the enduring legacy of the band Lit. Conversations with the band and musical peers like Butch Walker, Adrian Young of No Doubt, and Noodles from the Offspring, as well as label executives, radio hosts, professional songwriters and musicologists tell the story behind the seminal song that has been in constant rotation since its release in 1999.



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