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Red Rocks Amphitheatre

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Pretty Lights with the Symphony, Kings of Leon and more on sale this weekend

    Pretty Lights returns to Red Rocks for a two-night stand on Friday, August 8 and Saturday, August 9 but the this time around local producer Derek Vincent Smith will have a full band on board as well as thirteen members of the Colorado Symphony. Tickets ($44.50 advance, $50 day of show) go on sale on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Nine Inch Nails, KISS, Def Leppard and more have all announced Denver shows

    Trent Reznor and pals will play betwixt the monoliths in Morrison in July with grunge hero Soundgarden. Red Rocks's summer calendar continues to fill out -- Daughtry, Goo Goo Dolls and Blues Traveler also announced shows there this week. The rest of the concert calendar updates follow.

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    A guide to Phish's onstage hand signals, from Drunken Bar Swing to Pork Tornado

    When a band doesn't rely on a set list, musicians often find other ways to communicate on stage during the music. Phish, a band utterly reliant on improvisation, has gotten particularly good at this. In fact, the band has created a whole non-verbal language to let its members know what song to go in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    New Denver shows: James Taylor, Rodrigo y Gabriela, the Head and the Heart, tix on sale

    Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee James Taylor returns to Red Rocks on Tuesday, June 17. Tickets range from $49.50 and $89.50 and go on sale this Monday, February 10, at 10 a.m. Rodrigo y Gabriela stops at Red Rocks on Sunday, August 17, with local opener Nathaniel Rateliff. Ticket ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Bassnectar returns for two nights at Red Rocks in May, tickets on sale this Saturday at 10 a.m.

    As the upcoming concert season at Red Rocks continues to take shape, we just received word that Bassnectar is making his way back to Red Rocks for a two-night run on Friday, May 30, and Saturday, May 30. Sub Focus and Kill Paris are set to share the bill on night one, and Crookers and Break Science ... More >>

  • News

    January 16, 2014
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    November 8, 2013

    The Colorado Music Hall of Fame slated to move into the Red Rocks Trading Post next summer

    Next summer, The Colorado Music Hall of Fame is moving to Red Rocks. All of the exhibits from the inductees, which have been on display at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield since the hall's inception in April 2011, will be moved into a new home at the Trading Post in time for next year's summer conce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    The ten greatest jam-band meccas

    For many jam band fans, traveling and seeing concerts goes hand in hand. Often when a favorite band announces its tour, folks will scan the tour dates and choose which dates to go to depending on which venue they are booked at. From giant outdoor summer sheds to intimate houses, here are the ten gre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    Lotus at Red Rocks, 10/4/13

    LOTUS @ RED ROCKS | 10/4/13 Despite predictions of snow all week, the weather stayed calm but frigid at Red Rocks as Lotus performed its show, which had been rescheduled due to the flooding a couple weeks ago. Even though it was cold, all quickly warmed up dancing to the high energy genre-bending mu ... More >>

  • Music

    October 3, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    Big Gigantic on its return to Rowdytown

    When Big Gigantic played Red Rocks last year, the feeling of hometown pride was unmistakable. As the act went into "Colorado Mountain High," a giant projection of the state flag draped the rocks, and the crowd went absolutely bananas. The duo ended up delivering its best set ever. That said, this ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this week

    FRI & SAT | BIG GIGANTIC at FILLMORE, RED ROCKS | 9/27-9/28 Last year's Big Gigantic date at Red Rocks was the best EDM shows of the year in this state, and that speaks volumes, given how many stellar acts there were to choose from. The feeling of hometown pride, in both the band and the crowd, was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Ultimate survival guide to Furthur at Red Rocks

    Tonight at Red Rocks, Furthur kicks off its highly anticipated four-night run. The band just announced a touring hiatus after its Mexico run in January, so you definitely won't want to miss these shows. Like the Dead, Furthur attracts followers are unfailingly devout, all of whom you can meet and gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    OneRepublic / Sara Bareilles at Red Rocks, with Serena Ryder, 8/29/13

    ONEREPUBLIC / SARA BAREILLES @ RED ROCKS | 8/29/13 "Fuckin' Coloradans really love their music," marveled OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder last night at Red Rocks, summing up a windswept evening of music from his band and co-headliner Sara Bareilles. Though Tedder's outfit was last to take the stage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this week

    PHISH @ DICK'S SPORTING GOODS PARK | 8/30/13-9/1/13 Phish is playing at Dick's this weekend. You know what that means, right? Yep --the end of summer. Bye-bye, barbecues and basking in the sun. Besides signifying the conclusion of the iconic Vermont band's summer tour, the now-annual three-day extra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this weekend

    DAVE MATTHEWS BAND @ DICK'S SPORTING GOODS | 8/23-8/24 Twenty years ago, the Dave Matthews Band played Red Rocks for the first time, opening for the Tragically Hip and the Samples, and went on to build a loyal following with early shows at the Fox Theatre in Boulder. In the two decades since, the gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this week

    MY BLOODY VALENTINE @ OGDEN THEATRE | MON, 8/19/13 Few bands of the past two decades have had as profound an influence on as wide a spectrum of artists as My Bloody Valentine. Not only did the landmark 1991 album Loveless have a massive impact on the group's peers at the time, but it has since influ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    Pretty Lights at Red Rocks, 8/16/13

    PRETTY LIGHTS @ RED ROCKS | 8/16/13 Spirits were high as Pretty Lights took the stage on Friday night, the first night of the act's annual two-night run at Red Rocks, both of which this year would feature a live band, something that Smith had hinted at in our interview with him just prior to the rel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    Queens of the Stone Age, 8/15/13

    QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE @ RED ROCKS | 8/15/13 Drawing liberally from a broad range of its catalog, Queens of the Stone Age planned its Red Rocks set out especially well last night. Everything rolled forward with ample momentum, but the band and the crowd both had plenty time to breathe. The song cho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this week

    QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE @ RED ROCKS | THURS, 8/15/13 A six-year hiatus hasn't made Queens of the Stone Age forget its roots. The earnest full-length album ...Like Clockwork, released earlier this year, is a long-awaited return to the spotlight, and it proves that the band hasn't lost its flair for ' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    The ten best EDM shows in Denver in August

    HARD RED ROCKS @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 8/1 In its first year at Red Rocks, HARD Fest brings a boombastic explosion of the biggest names in bass and trap music. Festival founder and curator, Gary Richards, performing under his veteran moniker Destructo, kicks off a stellar bill that includes the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Yoga on the Rocks hits Red Rocks this Saturday

    Careful -- fall out of your headstand too quickly, and you're liable to tumble down a few hundred steps. This Saturday, August 3, Denver Arts & Venues and long-time partner CorePower Yoga will offer Yoga on the Rocks, a supplement to the popular HealthONE Red Rocks Fitness Challenge, a city-sponsore ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    AMERICANARAMA @ FIDDLER'S GREEN | WEDS, 7/31/13 Sometimes when genre-specific festivals are put together, the bill gets padded with -- to put it charitably -- lesser-known artists. Fortunately, that's not the case with Americanarama, which features Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Ryan Bingha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this weekend

    BLKHRTS (MIXTAPE RELEASE) @ MARQUIS | SAT, 7/27/13 BLKHRTS have crafted an utterly riveting hybrid sound that centers on retro-futuristic production that is both unique and progressive. Live, the crew brings an unbridled energy that's as ferocious as Onyx, as primal as Body Count and as frenzied and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    The ten must-see acts at Global Dance Festival

    SAVOY @ RED ROCKS, MAIN STAGE | SAT, 7/20/13 Savoy's laser show is now one of the most acclaimed in the country, and that's just the visual element. The acts sound, which draw influence from dubstep, trap, house, electro, is equally as compelling, and the group's live act offers high energy bangers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this week

    THE AVETT BROTHERS @ RED ROCKS | FRI & SAT, 7/5-7/6 The country is awash in Americana fever as scores of rock-radio favorites dabble in the sounds of yore. Though it might be cute, many of the current banjo-picking types fail to elevate their style beyond gimmick. A huge exception is the Avett Broth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Alice Cooper on how Tiger Woods, Muhammad Ali and Elvis are probably, definitely, aliens

    Alice Cooper is a shock rock pioneer that's influenced countless artists with his on stage horror movie imagery and antics, which included hangings and beheadings by guillotine. Theatrics aside, Cooper (aka Vincent Furnier) is also a talented songwriter. Hits like "I'm Eighteen," "School's Out" and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    The ten best concerts to see in Denver this week

    ALICE COOPER & MARILYN MANSON @ RED ROCKS | MON, 6/3/13 Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson at Red Rocks. Sweet Jesus! How this totally obvious and sure-to-be-awesome pairing has not happened before now is anybody's guess. The music world's O.G. shock rocker and his direct artistic descendent are slated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    The ten best concerts to see in Denver this week

    TURBONEGRO @ OGDEN THEATRE | MON, 5/20/13 In 1989, when Norwegian band Turbonegro got together, it was clearly fueled by a love of Alice Cooper and acts like Hanoi Rocks and the Stooges. You can hear the influence in songs like "Sell Your Body (To the Night)," which features an obvious guitar-riff n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    GLOBAL DUB FESTIVAL @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | FRI, 5/17/13 The music of Excision (due at Red Rocks this weekend with Flux Pavilion, Zomboy, Dirtyphonics and Designer Drugs) is a fitting soundtrack to the desolate, gritty, apocalyptic landscape of a future ruled by homicidal machines. His tunes are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    New Denver shows: Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson, Fall Out Boy and Warren Haynes

    Brace yourself for the return of Fall Out Boy. The dudes are evidently back to save rock and roll. Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson, meanwhile, are teaming up for a co-headlining date at Fiddler's Green for the Honda Civic Tour, and Warren Hayes is set to collaborate with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Update: HARD Red Rocks lineup announced

    Update, 3/28/13: HARD has released the lineup for HARDFest at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Page down to see the poster with the full roster of acts. Good news! We just got word from HARD Events, the producers behind the HARD Haunted Mansion, HARD Summer and Holy Ship!! cruise, that the massive EDM spect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    New Denver shows: Fun., Tim McGraw, O.A.R., Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and more

    We already told you about a pair of killer shows at Red Rocks this summer, a double bill featuring two generations of shock rockers, Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson, and another featuring the National and Local Natives, but there's a bunch of other new shows this week to tell you about, including a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Soccer moms of the world, unite: New Kids on the Block are coming to 1STBANK Center!

    So this one summer before New Kids on the Block made all the girls (who are all middle aged moms now -- meditate on that for a minute) swoon like no other, the dudes did an in-store at the mall in Cheyenne. I was there. My best friend was a DJ at the station presenting the meet and greet, and so we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    OMFG! Turbonegro is coming to Denver! So's Bassnectar and Soundgarden. See who else...

    Turbonegro is finally coming to Colorado! Granted, it's with the new frontman -- whose name I haven't even bothered to learn yet because, well, he's got some big shoes to fill taking over for Hank von Helvete -- but it's still Turbonegro! Last time I saw these dudes, they literally rocked my face of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2013

    Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and more at Red Rocks, 2/1/13

    MACKLEMORE @ RED ROCKS |2/1/13 Toward the last part of his set at Red Rocks, Macklemore got a little confessional. He shared with us how since he was in his early teens he's had no control over his consumption of drugs and alcohol, and he admitted to having spent many a day playing video games, get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks survival guide

    Do you remember last year when Atmosphere and Common brought the heat to Red Rocks in the dead of winter for Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks? We do. We also remember the dusting of snow, the visible breath of awe struck onlookers and the rambunctious nature of the entire night. This year, we want to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    New shows: Alabama Shakes/Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Paramore, Jim James

    There are a ton of new shows to tell you about this week, including a co-headlining date at Red Rocks featuring Alabama Shakes and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, plus new shows from Paramore, a solo date from Jim James of My Morning Jacket, the Gaslight Anthem, Marina & the Diamonds and Charli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    New Denver shows: Zac Brown adds third show at Red Rocks, plus Sting, the XX and more

    Okay, hands up if you knew the Zac Brown Band was so popular. He's wildly popular, in case you're wondering. Dude just added another show at Red Rocks, thanks to the fact that the first two have already sold out. Oh, and speaking of the Rocks, Sting has announced a June date up there, and we've got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Zac Brown Band adds second Red Rocks date on May 9 after first sells out. Tickets on sale now

    Evidently, Zac Brown isn't the only one who likes his chicken fried, along with a cold beer on a Friday night and a pair of jeans that fit just right -- at least judging from the fact that the country crooner's upcoming date at Red Rocks on Wednesday, May 8, which just went on sale about a half an h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    The ten best dubstep shows of 2012

    Let's face it: 2012 can go down in history as the year that dubstep came out. Granted, the scene and genre have been around since the late '90s and early 2000s, but it was in 2012 that they finally took over the airwaves. With Denver being a mecca of dubstep in America and all, Backbeat reflected on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    The thirty best concerts of 2012

    While 2012 will be remembered as they year that Red Rocks hosted the most shows in its history, it's also going to go down as one of the best years for concerts in Colorado in general. As we reflected on all the incredible shows we took in this past year, there were an astounding number of what we'd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Reader weighs in on the irony of the venue choice for Tuesday's Romney/Ryan Victory Rally

    So as many people were stoked for the Romney/Ryan Victory Rally last night at Red Rocks (more than ten thousand folks reportedly showed up and thousands were turned away), not everybody was jazzed for the event, including a group of commenters. "Interesting that a dude who got his start in rap music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Peter Gabriel at Red Rocks, 9/30/12

    PETER GABRIEL @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 9/30/12 Shortly before launching into an epic set that spanned nearly three hours at Red Rocks last night, Peter Gabriel took the tack of a well trained maƮtre d', explaining that the program would come in three courses, kicking off with a four-song acousti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Weekend's best dance music: Laura Jones, LA Riots, Designer Drugs, 12th Planet and more

    While Big Gigantic's sold-out show tomorrow night at Red Rocks is probably the most high profile show in town this weekend, there's plenty of other dance music and otherwise bustling nightlife to enjoy this weekend. From the shooting superstar Laura Jones to Designer Drugs at Bar Standard, the Dance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    DeVotchKa and the Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks, with Airborne Toxic Event, 9/20/12

    DEVOTCHKA @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 9/20/12 DeVotchKa played their first show with the Colorado Symphony in February at Boettcher Concert Hall, moving longtime fans and enthusiasts to a state of tearful, and awe-inspiring bliss. Last night, the rare and remarkable collaboration played for a larger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2012

    Savoy at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, with Krewella, 9/7/12

    SAVOY @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 9/7/12Behind a cloud of smoke and haze, the members of Savoy took to their raised podiums in front of a frenzied Red Rocks last night behind a glowing panel of pulsing lights that simply read "SAVOY." This build-up to the first drop was crucial, steadily adding to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Weekend's best dance music: Savoy and Lotus at Red Rocks, K.atou, Whomp Truck and more

    Feel like getting down with your bad self this weekend? Good. As always, you've come to exactly the right place. We've got the drop on the, ahem, drop. Eclectic sounds of all genres of EDM take over the airwaves this weekend. Whether you feel like getting your groove on at the club or dancing the ni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Mumford & Sons at Red Rocks, 8/28/12

    MUMFORD & SONS @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 8/28/12 Mumford & Sons played the first of two sold-out Red Rocks shows last night for an exuberant audience eager to sing along with every word, and the British folk-pop quartet gave them plenty of fodder, treating fans to most of the songs in their slowly ... More >>

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    August 21, 2012

    Animated GIFs of the coolest concert security guard in the world, who works at Red Rocks

    See also: - Break Dancing! Animated GIFS will pop and lock your day - Rusko's Dubstep Workout Routine from Red Rocks - Ten Coachella dance-move GIFs to make you feel good about yourself - Ten awkward Electric Daisy Carnival dance moves from this past weekend in Las Vegas - Enjoy these dancing GIFs o ... More >>

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