Pretty Lights Tour

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Pretty Lights Announce Tour in support of their debut album Filling Up The City Skies

Derek Vincent Smith a.k.a. Pretty Lights
Pretty Lights is the musical vision of the ultra-versatile Colorado based producer Derek Vincent Smith, accompanied in the live setting by drummer, Cory Eberhard. Together these two achieve a raw energy rarely reached in the realm of electronic music. At a time when music lovers from almost all subcultures and genres are finding common ground in the basic form of bangin’ beats, Pretty Lights is giving the people what they want; electro organic cutting-edge party rocking beats that fill venues with energy and emotion and send dance floors into frenzies. What makes Pretty Lights truly different though, is that these beats have serious soul. Derek’s latest album, Filling Up The City Skies is a two-disc, 26 track journey through the past, present, and future. He juxtaposes collages of beautiful vintage samples against backdrops of futuristic synthesis and dirty broken beats, creating a sound that can snap your neck while simultaneously shedding your tears. The album has been downloaded over 30,000 times from the Pretty Lights website in the short three months since its release, proving that the PL sound is not only getting around, it’s spreading like a virus.

Currently, Pretty Lights is on tour in support of Filling Up The City Skies. Recently, Pretty Lights played at the Sundance Film Festival where they opened up for Big Boi of Outkast and Cee Lo, and from Jan 29-31, Pretty Lights opened several shows for STS9 in Boston, Philadelphia, and New York City. This summer, they are confirmed to play at Wakarusa and the 10,000 Lakes Music Festival, to name short few. Having only been touring for a year, Pretty Lights is poised to make a huge break in 2009.

To Download Filling Up the City Skies for free, please visit: www.prettylightsmusic.com.

Tour Dates

02/05/09 Thu Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
02/06/09 Fri Aggie Theatre Fort Collins, CO
02/07/09 Sat Cervantes’ Masterpiece Denver, CO
02/13/09 Fri Belvedere Hotel (12th Floor Ballroom) Baltimore, MD
02/14/09 Sat Subterranean Chicago, IL
02/15/09 Sun Liberty Hall Lawrence, KS (w/ The Disco Biscuits)
02/20/09 Fri Mellow Mushroom Tuscaloosa, AL
02/21/09 Sat Bourbon Street Bar Auburn, AL
02/24/09 Tue Zydeco Birmingham, AL
02/25/09 Wed The Pour House Music Hall Raleigh, NC
02/26/09 Thu The Pour House Charleston, SC
02/27/09 Fri Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
02/28/09 Sat Live Wire Music Hall Savannah, GA
03/06/09 Fri Tribeca Club Newport News, VA (w/ BLVD)
03/07/09 Sat Thomas Nelson Community College Hampton, VA (w/ BoomBox)
04/17/09 Fri The Wharf Orange Beach, AL (w/ Widespread Panic & Keller Williams)
04/18/09 Sat The Wharf Orange Beach, AL (w/ Widespread Panic & NMA)
Pretty Lights 04/25/09 Sat Orange Peel Asheville, NC
06/04/09 Thu Wakarusa – Mulberry Mountain Ozark, AR
07/22/09 Wed 10,000 Lakes Festival Detroit Lakes, MN (w/ Widespread Panic)