Preview: Pretty Lights Analog Tour

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Pretty Lights Factograph. Photo by Jeremy Frazier/Art by Jay Miller.

Fractograph courtesy of ReverSoul and Soundfuse Magazine


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.  pl color mapHe 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 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!