Pretty Lights and his live band have not performed live since August 2018 at Red Rocks. The topic of self-imposed breaks has been well discussed in our community. We stand by artists who want to take breaks from the anxiety of touring. The breaks that Madeon and Flume took in 2018 gave them time to recharge and produce exciting new music.
The situation with Pretty Lights is a little different. He has gone completely dark on social media since August 12, 2018. Pretty Lights never officially announced that he was going on a break, he just went quiet.
Thankfully over the last 16 months, we have received random Pretty Lights updates from his family, friends, and crew. We believe he is happy and healthy. The only information we receive is second hand.
The rumor is that the 38-year-old musician is hard at work on a new artist album. Taking time away from airplane life will certainly give Pretty Lights time to focus on his future music.
— PL (@PrettyLights) August 6, 2017
What about future shows? After Flume’s long absence he premiered his new show at Lollapalooza Chicago in 2019. Then Madeon’s first show after a long break was at Second Sky Music Festival for Porter Robinson.
For Pretty Lights, the rumors just keep growing. Halloween 2019 was rumored and then New Year’s Eve. Red Rocks is also an easy guess for the next performance. Eager fans were hoping Pretty Lights would sneak his way onto the Electric Forest Lineup.
If anyone actually knows when Pretty Lights will return, the rumor has not spread in the electronic community. There are no official announcements or big rumors. For now we will patiently await his return.
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