Pretty Lights take off on "Illumination Tour"
Pretty Lights, the stage name for musician Derek Vincent Smith, will return to the U.S. this summer for a headlining trek entitled "The Illumination Tour" ahead of a new studio set.
The Colorado-based electronic act will first complete a couple of European festival gigs this week, followed by a late July push through Canada before kicking off the domestic outing with two sold-out hometown shows at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO. Thirty-nine U.S. stops follow, including several festival appearances, such as New York City's Electric Zoo (8/31), Chicago's North Coast Music Festival (9/2) and Atlanta's CounterPoint Music Festival (9/29), among others.
The outing will feature support from DJ Shadow, 12th Planet, araabMUZIK, Marty Party, Zion I, Big Gigantic, Lotus, Paul Basic and SuperVision on various dates.
Pretty Lights will preview music from a forthcoming new studio album. Though no official drop date has yet been announced, the effort will be released by the artist's own label, Pretty Lights Music.
"I've been hard at work on a new album for more than a year," Smith said in a press release. "I've completely switched up my process of producing and composing. It is being created from all originally composed samples off of self-made vinyl and all analog modular synthesis. It's prolific, conceptual, consistent, yet extremely diverse, and a real substantial piece of music you can sink your teeth into."
The 13-track 2009 release "Passing By Behind Your Eyes" is the most recent full-length studio set from Pretty Lights. A trio of EPs surfaced in 2010--"Making Up A Changing Mind," "Spilling Over Every Side" and "Glowing In The Darkest Night."
All of Pretty Lights' music is free to download at the musician's website. To date, more than 2.8 million albums have been downloaded, according to a press release.
6 - Liege, Belgium - Les Ardentes Festival
7 - Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
13 - Toronto, Ontario - Historic Fort York
14 - Ottawa, Ontario - RBC Bluesfest
15 - Montreal, Quebec - Parc Jean Drapeau
18 - Winnipeg, Manitoba - Shaw Park
20 - Edmonton, Alberta - Kinsmen Park
22 - Vancouver, British Columbia - PNE Pacific Coliseum
11 - Nelson, British Columbia - Shambhala Music Festival
17, 18 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
23 - Kansas City, MO - Midland Theatre
24 - Columbia, MO - Midway Festival
25 - Council Bluffs, IA - Westfair Amphitheatre
26 - Somerset, WI - Summer Set Music Festival
29 - Columbus, OH - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
30 - Charlottesville, VA - Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
31 - New York, NY - Electric Zoo
1 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
2 - Chicago, IL - North Coast Music Festival
5 - Missoula, MT - Big Sky Brewery Amphitheater
6 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House
7 - Salt Lake City, UT - Audio Circus
8 - Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort Summit Pavilion
9 - Blue Lake, CA - Blue Lake Casino & Hotel
13 - Eugene, OR - Cuthbert Amphitheater
14 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
15 - Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center
16 - Las Vegas, NV - Marquee
18 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
19 - Albuquerque, NM - Albuquerque Convention Center
21 - Austin, TX - The Backyard
23 - Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center
25 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
26 - Little Rock, AR - Riverfest Amphitheatre
28 - Starkville, MS - MSU Horsepark
29 - Atlanta, GA - CounterPoint Music Festival
2 - Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theatre
3 - Orlando, FL - UCF Arena
5 - Mobile, AL - Bayfest
6 - New Orleans, LA - Mardi Gras World
31 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
1 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
2 - Wallingford, CT - Oakdale Theatre
3 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center
4 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
9 - Columbia, SC - The Township Auditorium
10 - Charlotte, NC - Bojangles Coliseum
13 - Birmingham, AL - Boutwell Auditorium
17 - Plymouth, MI - Compuware Arena