Derek Vincent Smith, better known by his moniker Pretty Lights, has come a long way in a last few years. In early 2009, he played The Pour House, then later that year and in early 2010, he moved up to the Cat's Cradle and Lincoln Theatre. In 2011, he's made a leap.
On his upcoming spring tour, Pretty Lights will perform at the Raleigh Amphitheater on Tuesday, April 19, making this show the first of the venue's second season. Michael Menert and Paper Diamond will open the show. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, February 18 at 10 a.m. via at the Progress Energy Center box office and Ticketmaster.
Pretty Lights just released a series of free, previously unreleased tracks via his website which includes remixes of Kanye West, Pink Floyd, Jay-Z, Steve Miller Band and more. Head HERE to download.
Pretty Lights is part of a surging electronic, dance, remix movement going on right now. Girl Talk was just at Disco Rodeo in Raleigh in January playing a sold out show and now Pretty Lights is playing an amphitheater. Not too shabby.
Pretty Lights tour dates
03.04.11 - Avon, CO - Snow Ball Music Experience
03.24.11 - Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore Miami Beach
03.25.11 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
03.26.11 - Columbia, SC - Township Auditorium
04.12.11 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room
04.13.11 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Orbit Room
04.14.11 - Bloomington, IN - Glowfest
04.15.11 - Carlisle, PA - Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium @ Dickinson College
04.16.11 - Syracuse, NY - The Oncenter
04.19.11 - Raleigh, NC - Raleigh Amphitheater
04.20.11 - Gainesville, FL - Stephen C. O’Connell Center @ University of Florida
04.22.11 - Fayetteville, AR - The Arkansas Music Pavilion
04.23.11 - Kansas City, MO - Midland Theatre
05.21.11 - Gulf Shores, AL - Hangout Music Festival
05.27-30.11 - Silverado, CA - Lightning in a Bottle
06.09-12.11 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music Festival
06.18.11 - Governor's Island, NY - Governor's Ball Music Festival [Tickets]
06.30-07.03.11 - Rothbury, MI - Electric Forest
07.14-17.11 - Masontown, WV - All Good Music Festival
08.12.11 - Denver, CO - The Fillmore
08.13.11 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater