It’s been nearly five years since the iconic producer’s last performance in the summer of 2018.
Nearly five years have passed since Pretty Lights‘ last public performance, but he’s now heading back out on tour.
The fabled “Finally Moving” producer has been virtually radio silent since the summer of 2018, when he performed to characteristically sold-out crowds March 10-11 at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater. In the time since, however, rumors of his return have been disparate until very recently.
Today, Pretty Lights broke his silence and revealed his return to the live music circuit with a new tour, “Soundship Spacesystem.”
“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. I feel recharged and more ready than ever to launch a new vision of PL music and live events,” Pretty Lights said in a statement. “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.”
Pretty Lights’ “Soundship Spacesystem” tour will hit 27 total dates in nine cities. He also released a trailer, which is soundtracked by a snippet of new music.
The rumors of Pretty Lights’ return began to circulate when the live music watchdog Festive Owl cryptically stated that the lineup of the upcoming Suwannee Hulaween music festival was going to be unlike anything fans had seen in years.
The tie-in with Pretty Lights came when Festive Owl subsequently hopped into the iconic producer’s dedicated subreddit and proclaimed it was “time to dust off the cobwebs,” a move that sent fans into a frenzy.
Fans immediately began tearing hell for leather on Twitter to get ahold of this lineup, which Suwannee Hulaween ultimately revealed in the wake of Pretty Lights’ announcement. He’s set to headline alongside John Summit, Elderbrook and more.
Pre-sale tickets to Pretty Lights’ “Soundship Spacesystem” tour will go on sale Wednesday, April 5th at 10am local time before general tickets release on Friday, April 7th at the same time. For more information and to sign up for the pre-sale, head here.
Editor’s Note: This article was updated to include a statement released on social media by Pretty Lights after its publication.