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Pretty Lights: Soundship Spacesystem Tour

by Nadia Khan
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Since his last performance at Red Rocks Amphitheater in 2018, Pretty Lights returns from hiatus for the 2023 Soundship Spacesystem Tour. After 5 long-awaited years, the Colorado-bred electronic musician will be kickstarting the tour with three nights at Denver’s Mission Ballroom and three nights at the Dillon Amphitheater the following weekend.  The tour will include 27 total dates in 9 cities plus 2 festival appearances this Summer and Fall.


Pretty Lights Soundship Spacesystem Tour


Derek Vincent Smith, the man behind the musical project Pretty Lights, is known for a unique sound that fuses together hip-hop, funk, soul, and electronic music elements. He’s created his signature sound through a combination of funky basslines, soulful melodies, and hypnotic beats and a skillful manipulation of vocal samples from a range of different genres.


The intricately-designed tour will showcase a newly constructed inter-dimensional soundship space system. The frequency powered vehicle is designed to facilitate improvisational and expressive performances between Smith and other artists across musical and visual mediums. The live show network allows for real-time data and control signals to be shared, creating a connected space for experimentation and creativity. Dubtronic hiphop techno futurepast soul, audiovisual spectrally driven lightshows, non-timecoded fully generative visual systems, interconnected data networks linking performers across mediums, and loads of new live music are just some of the ways Smith has described the upcoming shows.


Can’t wait to share everything that’s coming. And fam, seriously, thank you so much for your endless love and support. Thank you for all the positive energy while I took time to focus mine.  It’s a new dawn and I can’t wait to see you all again shining bright.


Pre-sale Tickets went on sale today Wednesday, April 5th at 10am local time before going on sale to the public April 7 at prettylightsmusic.com.


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