Pretty Lights will perform three nights above ground at The Caverns Amphitheater in Pelham, TN on November 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 2023. The event will feature an extended Pretty Lights set each night with visual collaborations by Anti-Alias and LazerShark plus special guests Glass Crane and Psybernautics.

The enigmatic electronic producer, real name Derek Vincent Smith, previously included two nights at The Caverns in the announcement of his first tour in years, though details on the Pelham, TN engagement remained under wraps as the rest of the tour dates went on sale, with many of them promptly selling out. The three-day event does not appear to have an official name, though the event poster bills it with the tagline, “Come and watch the pretty lights,” the phrase borrowed from an old Pink Floyd/The Who concert poster that is said to have inspired Smith’s creative moniker.

Now expanded to three full days of music, the weekend will also feature intimate late-night performances inside The Caverns‘ underground venue by a slew of popular electronic acts including Manic FocusMichal MenertMaddy O’NealBreak ScienceMarvel YearsChris KarnsEliot LippMotify, and Thought Process. Additional sets by Eliptek, Mossy Projects, Mantra Sounds, Zen Selekta, Nelli, Mikey Thunder, and Mux Mool will take place above ground at The Caverns Amphitheater each day.

Three-day passes and VIP ticket options will be available and will include access to one late-night performance inside The Caverns cave venue. Late-night shows will only be available to 3-Day Pass purchasers. Fans are encouraged to select their 3-Day Pass based on their desired night to experience The Caverns’ cave venue. Purchasers are limited to four tickets per order. The Caverns’ cave venue has a limited capacity, and ticket availability is extremely limited.

Conveniently located just steps away from the main event, limited on-site yurts, camping and RV spots will be available as ticket add-ons. Yurts, camping, and RV passes will be only available as add-ons for three-day ticket-buyers during the ticket purchase process.

Tickets for the three-day Pretty Lights festival at The Caverns will go on sale on Friday, July 28th at 10:00 a.m. CT. In an effort to mitigate bots and resellers, the on-sale will only be accessible via a unique code sent by Seated. Everyone who signs up or had previously signed up from the initial 2023 Soundship Space System Tour announcement will receive a unique access code from Seated for access to tickets. The codes will be delivered via email and SMS 20–60 minutes prior to on sale on Friday, July 28th at 10:00 a.m. CT. Fans hoping to score a ticket can register for an access code from now through Wednesday, July 26th at 10:00 a.m. CT via the Pretty Lights website.


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Pretty Lights broke a five-year silent spell back in April with the announcement of his Soundship Spacesystem Tour, comprised of multi-night runs in various cities around the country in addition to festival appearances at Suwannee Hulaween (10-/26–10/29) and Cascade Equinox Festival (9/22–9/24).

The string of concerts—the first live Pretty Lights shows since a pair of 10th-anniversary live-band performances in 2018—is set to include a pair of new live Pretty Lights formats, PL Live in DUB and The Fantastic Pretty Lights, featuring familiar musical collaborators Michal Menert, Borahm LeeAlvin Ford Jr., and Chris Karns. The announcement also promises “musical and visual special guests.”

Pretty Lights heralded the tour’s announcement with a two-minute video posted to his long-dormant social media accounts. In the sci-fi-stylized announcement clip, Smith borrows a verse from the country classic “Highwayman”, written by Jimmy Webb and popularized by Johnny Cash with The Highwaymen. Through a cosmic web of vocal effects, he sings, “I’ll fly a starship across the universe divide, and when I reach the other side, I’ll find a place to rest my spirit if I can. Perhaps I may become a Pretty Light again. Or I may simply be a single drop of rain, but I will remain, and I’ll be back again.”

The tour poster, designed by Leif PodhajskyMike Tallman, and Michal Menert, bills the shows as “Live From The Swirl Bridge,” perhaps a reference to a special production element of the performances. Listed visual collaborators for the tour include LazerShark, Anti-Alias, and Volt Peaking.

When the long-awaited Pretty Lights tour was announced, the announcement arrived alongside a message from Smith in which he hinted at even more news to come. “I’ve been looking forward to this day for a long time and am immensely grateful to be healthy and happy and surrounded by amazing people,” he wrote. “I feel recharged and more ready than ever to launch a new vision of PL music and live events. Can’t wait to share everything that’s coming. … It’s a new dawn and I can’t wait to see you all again shining bright.”

For a full list of upcoming Pretty Lights tour dates, head here.