Pretty Lights announced their Fall 2012 Tour (The Illumination) Dates.
The tour launches in August. Pretty Lights will be going all over the United States to preview the material from their forthcoming album. According to the press and the website, consequenceofsound.com, the tour will bring “beautiful & evolved NEW music and massive, game-changing NEW production” to the United States.
Pretty Lights is unique and continues to push boundaries musically. A vintage Pink Floyd picture inspired the name, Pretty Lights.
The Oklahoman in a live review stated:
Smith, the mastermind behind the increasingly popular electronic music project Pretty Lights, made good on his promise to create a massive multi-sensory concert experience… [He] opened his set commandingly with his pulsing, moody single ‘I Know the Truth,’ as the lights winked on in the vast LED cityscape behind him. The atmospheric urgency of the dubstep-leaning track whipped the already excitable crowd into a full frenzy.
The Lincoln Journal Star announced Pretty Lights’ show as:
the most impressive contemporary dance party Lincoln has seen, perhaps, ever. Smith’s a master at mixes, blending vintage funk, soul and rock sound with synthesized noise and hip-hop beat, and his elaborate show allows him and a lighting engineer to manipulate the lights to add to the mood and dynamic.
Derek Vincent Smith, the electronic music producer behind the scenes of Pretty Lights talks about the new ablum:
I’ve been hard at work on a new album for more than a year. 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 Illumination Tour will be the place to hear (and see) a lot of what this upcoming PL release has in store.
The tour will begin with two sold out hometown shows at the Red Rocks Amiptheatre in Morrison, CO on August 17 and 18.
17 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre SOLD OUT
w/The Grouch & Eligh, Lee Fields & The Expressions
18 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre SOLD OUT
w/Michal Menert, Gramatik, Paul Basic, Break Science, SuperVision, Eliot Lipp
23 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre w/araabMUSIK, Paul Basic
24 – Columbia, MO @ Midway Festival, Midway Festival
w/Curren$y, Coyote Kisses, Keys N Krates, Paul Basic, Spankalicious
25 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Westfair Amphitheater w/Big Gigantic, araabMUSIK, Paul Basic
26 – Somerset, WI @ Summer Set Music Festival
29 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion w/12th Planet, Paul Basic
30 – Charlottesville, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion w/12th Planet, Paul Basic
31 – New York, NY @ Electric Zoo
1 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE w/Paul Basic
2 – Chicago, IL @ North Coast Music Festival
5 – Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewery Amphitheater w/Zion I, Paul Basic
6 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory w/Zion I, Paul Basic
7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Audio Circus w/MiMOSA, VibeSquaD, Opiuo, Paul Basic
8 – Reno, NV @ Summit Pavilion w/Marty Party, Stephan Jacobs, Paul Basic
9 – Blue Lake, CA @ Blue Lake Casino w/Stephan Jacobs, Paul Basic
13 - Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheater w/Emancipator, Paul Basic
14 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Center w/DJ Shadow, Marty Party, Paul Basic
15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium w/DJ Shadow, Marty Party, SuperVision
16 – Las Vegas, NV @ Marquee Dayclub
18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre w/araabMUSIK, SuperVision
19 – Albuquerque, NM @ Convention Center w/araabMUSIK, SuperVision
21 – Austin, TX @ The Backyard w/araabMUSIK, SuperVision
23 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center w/araabMUSIK, SuperVision
25 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater w/araabMUSIK, SuperVision
26 – Little Rock, AR @ Riverfest Amphitheatre w/Lotus, SuperVision
28 – Starkville, MS @ MSU Horsepark Arena w/Lotus, Wick-It, SuperVision
29 – Atlanta, GA @ CounterPoint Music Festival
2 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theatre w/12th Planet, SuperVision
3 – Orlando, FL @ UCF Arena w/12th Planet, SuperVision
5 – Mobile, AL @ Bayfest
6 – New Orleans, LA @ Mardi Gras World w/12th Planet, araabMUSIK, SuperVision
31- Boston, MA @ TD Garden
1 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
2 – Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theatre
3 – Columbia, SC @ The Township Auditorium
4 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Union Center
9 – Columbia, SC @ The Township Auditorium
10- Charlotte, NC @ Bojangles Coliseum
13- Birmingham, AL @ Boutwell Auditorium
17- Detroit, MI @ Compuware Arena