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Pretty Lights Announces 'The Illumination Tour' for Fall
The Colorado-based producer will take his show across the country, sampling music from his upcoming album

If video killed the radio star, then file-sharing surely drowned the record label industry. In this day in age when music is readily available at the click of a button, many artists have grown frustrated with falling album sales. But those who have remained positive and innovative, like Derek Smith (the mind behind electro-hip-hop project Pretty Lights) have  embraced technological advances and used them as fuel for their creative fires.

Pretty Lights releases all of his music for free, because he believes everyone should be able to listen to what they love cost-free. Backed by this philosophy, the Colorado-based producer has thrown his energy into crafting live shows that are spectacularly unique experiences and more than worth the ticket price. Pretty Lights is taking this show on the road once again this fall, traveling the country to give music-lovers the concert of a lifetime.

Pretty Lights will launch his “The Illumination Tour” in August with two sold-out shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and continue across the U.S. with stops at Electric Zoo Festival, Counterpoint Music Festival and more. The tour will sample material from Pretty Lights’ upcoming album. 

As someone who has seen Pretty Lights’ prolific performance twice, I can say firsthand that this is one show you will not want to miss. With lighting rigs whipped up by an engineering mastermind and sound quality of the finest sort, Pretty Lights’ takes performance art to the next level.

Tickets can be purchased here.

August
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
 
September
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
 
October
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
 
November
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