Derek Vincent Smith’s Pretty Lights project will hit the road this summer in the company of plenty of friends. His collaborators come in two groups. First, a band: Brian Coogan, Borahm Lee, Alvin Ford Jr. and Chris Karns will join Smith onstage to help bring Pretty Lights’ songs to life. Second, the shows are slated to feature a number of special guests, including Atmosphere, Maddy O’Neal, Emancipator and more. Each installment of An Episodic Festival will feature two days of performances at a single location.
The last Pretty Lights’ full-length, A Color Map of the Sun, came out in 2013. But Smith’s project unveiled a new single earlier this year. Listen to “Only Yesterday” below.
Fan pre-sale for An Episodic Festival begins Wednesday at 10 a.m. MT; general sales open Friday at 10 a.m. local time. See the full list of tour dates and the lineup for each event.
August 5-6 || Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion – Gilford NH
Atmosphere, Tipper (twilight set), G Jones, Big Wild, Brasstracks, Marvel Years, Wax Future, Outlet
August 12-13 || Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO (two sets)
Supervision, Marvel Years, Chris Karns, Maddy O’Neal
August 26-27 || Telluride Town Park – Telluride, CO (two sets)
An Evening With Pretty Lights and Special Guests The Pretty Lights Family (You The Fans)
September 23-24 || FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island – Chicago, IL
Tipper (twilight set), Emancipator, The Grouch and Eligh, Manic Focus, G Jones, SunSquabi, Cofresi, Statik
October 7-8 || Municipal Auditorium – Nashville, TN
Atmosphere, Emancipator, G Jones, LTJ Bukem, Big Wild, Brasstracks, Marvel Years, Artifakts, Maddy O’Neal