Red Rocks Amphitheatre

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Ghostland Observatory and Mimosa at Red Rocks June 15. STS9 at Red Rocks June 16.

    Hope you have your dancing shoes. You're going to need them for this pair of back-to-back shows at Red Rocks this summer. Fresh off their stint at this year's edition of the SnowBall Music Festival, former Westword Music Showcase headliner, Ghostland Observatory and MiM0Sa are coming to Red Rocks Am ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    Chris Broderick of Megadeth: "There was definitely a metal scene in Denver back in 1988"

    When Megadeth plays the Fillmore next Tuesday, February 28, it will be a homecoming for guitar prodigy Chris Broderick, a Lakewood native and alumni of the University of Denver, where he studied classical guitar. A onetime member of Jag Panzer, a power-metal outfit from Colorado Springs, Broderick f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    SnOMG! Blizzard at Red Rocks shows the difference a week makes

    A week ago today, the first-ever wintertime outdoor concert was held at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. It was cold, but the lack of snow helped draw a hearty audience of hip hop fans, making Icelantic Winter on the Rocks, headlined by Atmosphere and Common, go off without a hitch. The scene was a lot diffe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2012

    Review: Atmosphere and Common at Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks, 1/27/12

    ICELANTIC'S WINTER ON THE ROCKS @ RED ROCKS | 1/27/12 Under a star-speckled sky and with freezing temperatures, Atmosphere delivered a greatest hits compilation at Red Rocks Amphitheatre for the inaugural Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks. Nostalgia aside, when he greeted everyone at the venue and op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks survival guide

    Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks, the first ever winter concert at Red Rocks is about to go down, and we wanted to hook you up with some tips for, uh, weathering the elements. With light snow and lower temperatures forecast for today, this could truly be one of the most memorable concerts of all ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks: Atmosphere, Common, Grieves Budo at Red Rocks 1/27/12

    Bradon MarshallAtmosphere on the Rocks in January with Common, Grieves Budo and Get Cryphy. That's going to be one helluva show!​Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks 2012: Okay, so scratch Z-Trip and Yelawolf from the bill (turns out, that was just a rumor), but keep Atmosphere and Grieves and ad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2011

    Review: Furthur at Red Rocks, 9/30/11, Night One

    FURTHUR at RED ROCKS | 9/30/11, Night OneYou know a show at Red Rocks is sold-out when the tow truck drivers are blocking the entrances to the park. Cars, trucks and VW buses lined every road in the park, leaving only a few spaces here and there by 6:15 -- and frustrating caravans of tie-died kids s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    R.E.M. calls it quits after 31 years and fifteen Colorado shows

    ​After three decades together, the guys in R.E.M. announced today in a statement on the band's website that they're throwing in the towel.

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    August 12, 2011

    Gramatik on joining Pretty Lights Music and what he has in store for his show at Red Rocks

    ​Gramatik (due at the Fillmore tonight and tomorrow at Red Rocks with Pretty Lights) used to be an MC who rapped with his buddies over his beats. He grew up in Slovenia listening to DJ Premier, Guru, Rza, Dre, and an arsenal of hip-hop and break beats fills his catalog of sample options. Now, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Pretty Lights, DJ Craze, Thievery Corporation and more on this weekend's Dance Card

    Pretty Lights.​There's so much on our Dance Card this weekend that we know you'll have a tough time deciding whether you'd rather see Pretty Lights or Thievery Corporation at Red Rocks. Why not do both? Or select one of the other events on our list that's more to your taste? Whatever you decid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Standard Films drops first trailer for Snowboard On The Rocks headliner TB:20

    ​The world premiere of TB:20 -- the 20th anniversary edition of Standard Films' Totally Board series -- will be on Friday, September 16 at Red Rocks Amphitheater, where it's the headlining film at the 2nd annual Snowboard On The Rocks film and music festival. Standard released the first full t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Photos: Styx and Yes at Red Rocks, 7/26/11

    ​The term "Dad Rock" is something that gets thrown around a lot these days, and no bands breathe the rock of our fathers like Styx and Yes. Last night, both of these classic bands made a stop at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Our resident photographer, Brandon Marshall, was on hand to capture the mag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Mile Highlights: This week's concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In September, Zac Brown is due at Red Rocks, followed by Jay-Z and Kanye West at the Pepsi Center and Neon Indian at the Bluebird in October. On local radio, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, Flashlights and King Mob got some spins. Mea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Red Rocks and Love Hope Strength partner to recruit boners (VIDEO)

    ​No, it's not some kind of weird sex party. Red Rocks is pushing its partnership with Love Hope Strength, a music-centric cancer charity with headquarters in Denver, by hosting one of the organization's tents at the venue's shows and signing up bone-marrow doners -- boners, as Jimmy Fallon ref ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Global Dance Festival, Full Moon Gathering and more on this weekend's Dance Card

    ​The big news this weekend is, of course, Global Dance Festival at Red Rocks Amphitheatre -- but if massives aren't your cup of tea, there are plenty more underground and club events taking place this weekend. Keep reading to see what's on our Dance Card:

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2011

    Review: The Avett Brothers at Red Rocks, 7/9/11

    The Avett Brothers last night.​When Governor John Hickenlooper introduced the Avett Brothers last night at Red Rocks, which he called the one of best bands in the world, he said, "If you look back into the history of music, there's something special about people who are born with multiple tale ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    New country: Love it or loathe it?

    So tonight, Kenny Chesney is kicking off his three-night stand at Red Rocks -- all three dates of which, BTW, are sold out. Impressive to be sure, but certainly not without precedent (Dispatch sold out a trio of dates last month, as did Widespread Panic). Regardless, even accounting for potential cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Q&A: Ukulele Loki on performing at Red Rocks, his influences and a new EP

    Ukulele Loki's Gadabout Orchestra. Aaron Johnson is pictured far right.Aaron Johnson has a lot on his plate right now. He teaches fifth-graders by day, and by night he's taking classes to get certified in teaching English as a Second Language. He's also a Geeks Who Drink quizmaster. But tonight? Ton ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Review: Peter Gabriel at Red Rocks, 6/13/01

    Peter Gabriel got all sorts of orchestral last night at Red RocksPETER GABRIEL at RED ROCKS | 06.13.11"The rain started to fall in earnest, and lyrics like "Be afraid of the cold" and "After me comes the flood" were punctuated with peals of thunder and the dance of lighting bolts on the distant hori ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Review: Dispatch at Red Rocks, 6/3/11

    Photo by Britt ChesterDISPATCH at RED ROCKS | 6/3/11"Dispatch fans came for a good time -- the first they've shared with this band in a while -- and let's just say they got what they came for."

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    May 30, 2011

    Review: Disco Biscuits at Red Rocks, 5/28/11

    Disco Biscuits lived up to their headliner status at Red Rocks for their third annual Bisco Inferno​DISCO BISCUITS at RED ROCKS, 5/28/11"Comparing Red Rocks to the Ogden shows is like comparing a Mack Truck to a Tonka. Either the Biscuits were holding out, teasing everyone for the first two ni ... More >>

  • Music

    May 26, 2011
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    May 25, 2011

    Jon Gutwillig of the Disco Biscuits on Red Rocks, the pop-up store, Bisco Inferno and Big Boi

    If a three night run culminating at Red Rocks isn't enough to show the height of The Disco Biscuits success, then opening a pop-up store to release the two-disc DVD will make it so. We wanted to find out more about this guerrilla marketing campaign, so we went straight to the source and spoke with g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Mile Highlights: This week's concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​ Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: On the concert front, we've received word that Death Cab for Cutie is due at Red Rocks in August with Frightened Rabbit, preceded by O.A.R. in July, while Ben Folds stops by the Ogden in July and Queensryche plays the Theatre in September. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Soundgarden coming to Red Rocks on July 18!

    ​Black hole sun, won't you come and wash away the rain? What an absolutely perfect sentiment for a soggy day like today. Well, except for the black hole part -- not even sure what that means exactly, black hole sun. Do you know? Anyhow, just got word that Soundgarden, authors of that curious t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Shows announced/on sale this week, local radio playlists and top local sellers

    ​ Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week. On the concert front: Peter Gabriel and Widespread Panic are coming to Red Rocks in June, while Sade is due at the Pepsi Center in August. Meanwhile on local radio, My Body Sings Electric, Pacific Pride, the Sunshine House and String Chees ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Dispatch's first show since selling out Madison Square Garden in 2007 due at Red Rocks

    Dispatch is back together, and it's playing its first show in four years at Red Rocks. That's a pretty big deal. Dispatch, in case the name isn't immediately familiar, is arguably one of the most successful independent bands of all time. To wit: The band played what was then thought to be its fare ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010
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    August 2, 2010

    Michael Franti at Red Rocks captivates a sold-out crowd

    Michael Franti & Spearhead with Brett Dennen 7.31.10|Red Rocks Amphitheatre Since 1986, Michael Franti has been making music with a social conscience -- from his industrial punk days in the Beatnigs to the hip-hop leaning Disposable Heroes to his current (and most commercially successful) project ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Last Night review: Kings of Leon at Comfort Dental Amphitheater

    Kings of Leon • Built to Spill • the Features 07.20.10 | Comfort Dental Amphitheater, Greenwood Village In the pantheon of all time miserable shows, I'd rank last night's Kings of Leon show at Comfort Dental right up there with MGMT at Red Rocks last month, DeVotchKa's set at Monolith in 2008 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Global Dance Festival at Red Rocks

    Aaron Thackeray​ Global Dance Festival Friday, July 16, 2010 | Red Rocks Amphitheatre Every year, the Global Dance Festival brings some of the best in electronic music to the best outdoor venue on the planet, and Friday night's sold-out show was no exception. Judging from the proliferation o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Ten things to know if you're going to Global Dance Festival

    Before you thinking about drinking the goo inside these, read this list.​One of Colorado's biggest massives is going off tonight and tomorrow at Red Rocks. We're talking, of course, about the hotly anticipated two-day edition of Global Dance Festival. If you've always been curious about dance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Top ten myths about Red Rocks​ As Red Rocks is gearing up for its set of summer shows, we decided to do a little bit of research about its vibrant history. Not surprisingly, we learned that the ancient venue has its fair share of myths and rumors, many of which we've collected below. Feel free to share ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    This Just In: Rush, Social Distortion, Sheryl Crow shows announced

    ​As this summer's Red Rocks schedule begins to fill in, a few more were added this week, including Rush, who will be performing its epic 1981 album Moving Pictures in its entirety for the first time ever on the Time Machine Tour, which kicks off in June. The band, who is currently working on i ... More >>

  • News

    March 11, 2010
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    November 18, 2009

    Breaking: Monolith Festival on the ropes

    ​Just received word from Josh Baker, co-curator of Monolith, that the future of the indie-centric festival is uncertain. (Read Baker's full statement after the jump.) Although the turnout for this year's festival seemed to increase slightly from year's past and the lineup itself seemed more solid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Ween's September Red Rocks show available on iClips

    Eric Gruneisen​It seemed like there was a special significance to Ween's show at Red Rocks in September. In addition to the fact that the show marked one of the final spots on the band's fall tour, we noticed a number of cameras during the performance and mused that the show could wind up being re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Last Night: The Killers at Red Rocks

    Photo by Eric Syl Gruneisen​ The Killers, Nervous Wreckords Red Rocks Amphitheater September 9, 2009 Better than: Seeing an epic, intricately staged arena show in the confines of an indoor arena. The Killers did a fine job of summoning the glitz and glamour of their hometown during their appe ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    Over the weekend: The Flaming Lips at Red Rocks (bonus review)

    It was a series of firsts last night for Adam Perry: In was his first show at Red Rocks and his first time seeing the Flaming Lips. Given the profound, momentous nature of that combination, we thought we'd share his experience, and as a result you get a bonus review of the show today.Adam Perry​Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Atmosphere at Red Rocks

    ​ Atmosphere, Aesop Rock, Murs and Eyedea & Abilities Red Rocks Friday, August 14 Red Rocks giveth, and Red Rocks taketh away. The sprawling amphitheater is so storied at this point that it tests performers playing it like few venues in the country -- and not everyone passes. That was certain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Making music eventful

    Soren McCarty​Most years, I make it up to Red Rocks for just one show. It has to be a real occasion -- something to make it worth the drive, the parking, the overpriced beers and the difficulty of escaping once the show is over. Two years ago, I made the journey for Ozomatli, and I left when the h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Today's Featured Event: Record-break at Film on the Rocks' World's Largest Music Lesson

    Paramount Pictures/Lucasfilm Join Henry and Indy Jones at Film on the Rocks.​Film on the Rocks is, hands down, my favorite summer film series in the area. First, there's the gorgeous view of the city from Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway in Morrison. Then there's all the a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Last Night's Show: The Rouge at Red Rocks

    Kiernan Maletsky Imagine that you are a member of the Rouge. You've just completed your first tour. One of the stops was at L.A.'s Knitting Factory, where you played for six labels and a couple of them showed interest. Less than a week later, you come home and play Red Rocks, which I hear is a big ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, Frank Black shows annouced

    The Flaming Lips know all about putting on a hell of a show, and the Monolith Festival gig at Red Rocks in 2007 was one most phenomenal things to happen to that venue in the last few years. Lets hope for a repeat performance when the Lips return to Red Rocks Sunday, August 23 with Explosions in the ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    Last night: Punk Rocks at Red Rocks

    Photos by Aaron Thackeray Check out the full slideshow.Punk Rocks: Offspring, Alkaline Trio, The Vandals, Street Dogs, Frontside FiveRed Rocks AmphitheaterThursday, May 28, 2009 Better than: Attending a purported punk festival at the Pepsi Center. It was an unlikely forum for a punk show. Red Rock ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    From Mile High to Monolith, breaking down Denver's summer music fests

    The Mile High Music Fest returns to Dick's with Tool, Widespread Panic and the Fray. With so many music festivals to fill up your summer and drain your pocketbook, we put together a handy rundown of Denver's fests, in order of their appearance on your calendar. Which are you looking most forward to ... More >>

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    November 18, 2008

    Five things to do at Red Rocks besides see a concert

    Concert season is over at Red Rocks, but that doesn't mean you can't make use of music's best outdoor venue -- especially on those occasional spring-like days that heat up the Colorado winter. Here, five ways to make use of Red Rocks until the bands plug back in next spring.

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    November 17, 2008

    Red Rocks Riot, 1971

    Jethro Tull's 1971 show at Red Rocks was almost the last rock show ever held at the venue In 1971 at early rock show at Red Rocks featuring Jethro Tull, unruly fans turned the venue into a war zone. It started when fans who couldn't get get tickets for the sold-out show decided to climb the hills b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008

    Before Monolith, a look at 14 memorable (and not-so) Red Rocks live albums

    With Monolith Festival, and one of the year's top lineups, headed to Red Rocks this weekend, we can't help dream of a live recording of the fest's top acts. Red Rocks, after all, has been a popular place to record albums over the years. Click for 14 of the most (and least) memorable Red Rocks live a ... More >>

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    August 26, 2008

    Live Review: Cinemocracy Rocks! at Red Rocks

    Cinemocracy Rocks! Monday, August 25, 2008 Red Rocks Amphiteatre Better than: Rocking in the free world. Near the end of Alan Dominguez’s film, Cinema (Dem)ocracy, a guy said, “Voting is like peeing the ocean. It doesn’t make much difference, but you really feel good having done it.” Of ... More >>

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