Live Nation, AEG Live and Bill Bass Concerts present two nights of PRETTY LIGHTS – the musical project of the electro soul hip-hop pioneer Derek Vincent Smith - at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17.
The August 16 concert will feature special guests Talib Kweli and Blue Sky Black Death. On August 17, the PLM Dance Party – featuring artists from Smith’s record label, Pretty Lights Music – will open the show.
Tickets will go on sale to the public on Saturday, April 27, at 10am at Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com and by phone at 800-745-3000.Purchase Tickets
- Aug. 16Purchase Tickets
- Aug. 17 SOLD OUT
“When American electronic music artist and Colorado native Derek Vincent Smith takes his show out of the warehouse and moves it outdoors to the Red Rocks stage, he provides a multi-sensory experience that ranks high on the list of top summer concerts,” said The Denver Post’s Reverb, reviewing the first show of Pretty Lights’ sold-out, two-night stand at the legendary amphitheatre last year. “Smith fueled the amped-up crowd…with more than two hours of music and light shows...”
On July 2, Pretty Lights will release a new studio album – A Color Map of the Sun. “Around The Block,” the first single, features Talib Kweli. USA Today praised its soul-funk groove, placing the track atop its “Playlist” of notable new songs. Fans can check out the video for “Around The Block,” which was directed by Anthony Dickenson (The xx, Groove Armada, Miike Snow), at www.prettylightsmusic.com along with the trailer for the documentary on the making of A Color Map of the Sun. Other guests on the new album include Eric Krasno (Soulive), members of the Harlem Gospel Choir, Ben Jaffe (Preservation Hall Jazz Band) and the late “Uncle” Lionel Batiste (Treme Brass Band). Break-beat extraordinaire, Adam Deitch, played drums throughout.
A Color Map of the Sun – which takes its title from the writings of Isaac Newton – builds on the original Pretty Lights sound and style that Smith pioneered. He spent a year composing and recording music and vocals that emulated genres and time periods that spanned the last century, then pressed it to vinyl. He used that vinyl along with a custom built analog modular synth to create A Color Map of the Sun. The resulting album is analog electronica – soulful, electro hip-hop that pays respect to music’s immense power to touch listeners on every level. A Color Map of the Sun is the first Pretty Lights album to be released physically and digitally simultaneously. As always, the album will be available in its entirety as a free download on the album’s release date via www.prettylightsmusic.com. Since its conception in 2006, Pretty Lights has distributed more than 18 million album downloads at no cost to the fans.
The two-CD collection will contain the 13-song album A Color Map of the Sun plus a second album, Live Studio Sessions From A Color Map of the Sun, which contains 13 tracks pulled straight off the vinyl acetates that Smith created to chop up and collage for A Color Map of The Sun. Fans can pre-order the two-album set now in CD or digital formats at www.prettylightsmusic.com, where a vinyl edition of the 13-track A Color Map of the Sun is also available.
Pretty Lights recently played Coachella and will perform at numerous summer festivals, including Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Electric Forest and Summerfest. See below for itinerary:
TICKETS GO ON SALE SATURDAY, APRIL 27 @ 10:00 AM
at the Fillmore Auditorium Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or call 800–745-3000
Tickets are $44.50 GA ADV and $50.00 GA DOS plus applicable service charges.
A 2-day ticket package is available.
A VIP ticket is available @ $87.50.
The Fillmore box office is open Monday - Friday from 12:00 Noon - 6:00pm & Saturdays from 10:00am - 2:00pm. On days of Fillmore shows, the box office is open from 12:00 Noon – 9:00pm.
The box office accepts cash, MasterCard, Visa and American Express – No checks! Service charges may apply.
THE FILLMORE AUDITORIUM IS LOCATED AT 1510 CLARKSON ST. AT COLFAX.