Pretty Lights has finally taken his analog show on the road! The making of his newest album, A Color Map of the Sun, involved an intense process of creating his own tracks, putting them on vinyl and then mixing it up into a dance party frenzy. The album has been out for a few months now and has been viewed as one of Pretty Lights’ most personal peices of work to date.
The making of A Color Map of the Sun was unprecedented. Derek Vincent Smith personally traveled around the country in search of the best musicians in the world of music. He then conducted them in the studio in order to produce the perfect sound for his tracks. Already knowing how he wanted each song to sound, he was able to tap into the raw talent of these musicians in order to create a perfect complement to his vision.
In a way it all makes sense, I mean a successful DJ is just a maestro who can access all his instruments with the tips of his fingers. Yet, I find there is always something lacking with the live show. Unless a DJ is straight up balls to the wall, the lights are usually the only visually stimulating element to the show. Well Pretty Lights already mastered the lighting aspect of his live sets and now he is finally ready to move forward into uncharted territory. It might be extremely risky, but a full band will be on the road with him this whole fall tour, that includes over 30 shows in less than two months! BOOM.
Hopefully this circus will be coming to a city near you because this PL tour is one for the books! Get your tickets HERE!
|Fri 10/11/13||St. Louis, MO||Chaifetz Arena|
|Sat 10/12/13||Nashville, TN||Greer Stadium|
|Wed 10/16/13||Auburn, AL||Auburn Arena|
|Fri 10/18/13||Miami, FL||Klipsch Amphitheater At Bayfront Park|
|Sat 10/19/13||Miami, FL||Klipsch Amphitheater At Bayfront Park|
|Tue 10/22/13||Columbia, SC||Township Auditorium|
|Thu 10/24/13||Atlanta, GA||The Tabernacle|
|Fri 10/25/13||Atlanta, GA||The Tabernacle|
|Sat 10/26/13||Las Vegas, NV||Downtown Las Vegas|
|Sun 10/27/13||Asheville, NC||ExploreAsheville.com Arena|
|Tue 10/29/13||Boston, MA||House Of Blues Boston|
|Wed 10/30/13||Amherst, MA||Mullins Center|
|Thu 10/31/13||Albany, NY||Times Union Center|
|Fri 11/01/13||Camden, NJ||Susquehanna Bank Center|
|Sat 11/02/13||Wallingford, CT||Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theatre|
|Sun 11/03/13||Los Angeles, CA||Los Angeles State Historic Park|
|Wed 11/06/13||Columbus, OH||Lifestyle Communities Pavilion|
|Thu 11/07/13||Detroit, MI||Masonic Temple Theatre|
|Fri 11/08/13||Chicago, IL||Aragon Ballroom|
|Sat 11/09/13||Chicago, IL||Aragon Ballroom|
|Wed 11/13/13||Louisville, KY||The Louisville Palace Theatre|
|Thu 11/14/13||Milwaukee, WI||Eagles Ballroom|
|Fri 11/15/13||Lincoln, NE||Pershing Center|
|Sat 11/16/13||Saint Paul, MN||Myth|
|Sun 11/17/13||Fargo, ND||The Venue|
|Wed 11/20/13||Missoula, MT||Adams Event Center|
|Thu 11/21/13||Spokane, WA||Knitting Factory Concert House|
|Fri 11/22/13||Kent, WA||ShoWare Center|
|Sat 11/23/13||Portland, OR||Veterans Memorial Coliseum|
|Wed 11/27/13||Reno, NV||Grand Sierra Resort & Casino|
|Fri 11/29/13||San Francisco, CA||Bill Graham Civic Auditorium|
|Sat 11/30/13||San Francisco, CA||Bill Graham Civic Auditorium|
Download “A Color Map of the Sun” here for FREE!