Pretty Lights Announces "The Illumination Tour"

Article Contributed by MAGNUM PR | Published on Friday, June 29, 2012

Pretty Lights will be previewing material from the forthcoming album on the “The Illumination Tour,” which launches with two sold-out hometown shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO on August 17 and 18. Tickets go on sale today for the remaining shows on the first leg of the headline run (August 23 – October 6) with the exception of Mobile, AL (on sale July 2) and San Francisco, CA (on sale July 13).
“The Illumination Tour” will include stops at the legendary Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles (9/15), Boston’s TD Garden (10/31) and Detroit’s Compuware Arena, where the outing wraps up on November 17. Pretty Lights will also be playing numerous festivals, including Electric Zoo in New York City on August 31, North Coast in Chicago on September 2 and CounterPoint in Atlanta on September 29. The tour will feature a wide range of support acts including DJ Shadow, 12th Planet, araabMUZIK, Marty Party, Zion I, Big Gigantic, Lotus, and more plus PLM artists, Paul Basic and SuperVision. See below for full itinerary and support acts.
“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,” says Derek Vincent Smith, the innovative electronic music producer behind Pretty Lights. “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."
 “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,” said The Oklahoman in a live review. “[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 called Pretty Lights’ show “the most impressive contemporary dance party Lincoln has seen, perhaps, ever,” noting: “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.”
Pretty Lights has given away more than 2.8 million free album downloads to date. For more information on Pretty Lights and Pretty Lights Music (PLM) – the record label founded by Derek Vincent Smith – visit www.prettylightsmusic.comwhere all PLM music can be downloaded for free. 
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