In total, Pretty Lights will hit 41 U.S. venues including several festivals, such as New York City’s Electric Zoo (August 31st), Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival (September 2nd), and Atlanta’s CounterPoint Music Festival (September 29th). The musician’s first two performances in his hometown, Morrison Colorado, have already been sold out. The hype for “The Illumination” tour is remarkable given that Pretty Lights has not even released his supposedly groundbreaking new album – “one that will redefine his sound and take his artistic vision to new heights,” as reported by Pretty Lights’ digital manager, FameHouse.
Pretty Lights released a press release last week stating: “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. Soon people will see why I’ve put so much time into this collection of music. I’m bringing the true album back. Prolific, conceptual, consistent, yet extremely diverse, and a real substantial piece of music you can sink your teeth into, not a flimsy EP or an album filled with remixes. I’m talking about taking it to the next level and really pushing the evolution of not only electronic music but musical expression in general.”
Pretty Lights’ music can be downloaded for free from the artist’s webstite. As of 2012, it is reported that there have been over 2.8 million album downloads…and counting.