Red Rocks Amphitheatre

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    New Denver concerts: Railroad Earth, Flux Pavilion, Brantley Gilbert, tickets this weekend

    Railroad Earth is due at the Boulder Theater on Friday, August 1, followed by a show at Red Rocks on Saturday, August 12, with Greensky Bluegrass and the Wood Brothers. Tickets for the latter show go on sale this Saturday, February 22 at 10 a.m. Flux Pavilion, meanwhile, headlines Red Rocks on Frida ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    The Moderators play music for charity

    Like any other town, Denver has its share of cover bands, and those bands often tend to get overlooked, because, well, they're playing somebody else's music. Thus, our latest feature, Cover Band of the Week (or, perhaps more accurately, every few weeks, because let's be honest: There's a finite numb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    The Lumineers at Red Rocks, 9/15/13

    THE LUMINEERS at RED ROCKS | 9/15/13 Unsurprisingly, Red Rocks erupted in cheers at the opening strains of "Ho Hey," the Lumineers breakthrough hit. Even though the song is kind of a delicate love song whose most prominent instruments are mandolin and drums, clearly the tune has struck a massive cho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    The best EDM in Denver in September

    BIG GIGANTIC @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 9/28/13 Last year, Big Gigantic's show at Red Rocks was the best EDM show of the year, and that speaks volumes considering how many other shows there were to choose from. There feeling of hometown pride was simply unmistakable as the outfit went into "Colorado ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Imagine Dragons at Red Rocks, 5/16/13

    IMAGINE DRAGONS @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 5/16/13 On stage at Red Rocks last night, Dan Reynolds couldn't get over the emotional weight of the moment. "This may be the greatest night of our lives," Reynolds declared after "Round and Round," the band's energetic opener. Later, he marveled, "This is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    PRINCE @ OGDEN THEATRE | MON, 5/13/13 Prince became a household name after the release of his third album, 1982's 1999. Over the years, his perfectly realized blend of rock, pop, funk and jazz has proved equally popular with audiences and critics. Throughout the '80s, Prince released hit records tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Barry Fey will not be buried at cemetery near Red Rocks because agreement was lost

    Legendary rock promoter Barry Fey, who died this past weekend, wanted to be laid to rest at Morrison Cemetery, a stone's throw from his beloved Red Rocks -- and his loved ones say he'd reached a deal for this to happen despite rules restricting burial there to Jefferson County residents. But after h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    10 things to do for $10 this weekend (7 free!), March 1-3

    Ever since the Harlem Shake snagged the Internet's attention, it seems that video after video of frat boys, Army officers and various mammals at Sea World wiggling uncontrollably to Baauer's dance track by the same name have been constantly appearing in our Facebook newsfeeds. If you've secretly des ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Macklemore at CU Boulder's Balch Fieldhouse on 4/19. Tickets on sale Monday at 10 a.m.

    If we didn't know any better, we'd swear that Macklemore, who we literally just wrote about hours ago, is trying to establish residency in Colorado. To wit: He played our Showcase in June, followed by a show at the Ogden in December, a show at Red Rocks in February, he's playing in Vail tonight, fol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    High Times Denver Cannabis Cup drops "medical" from name, tickets on sale

    Tickets are on sale for what is being billed as the first-ever High Times Cannabis Cup on American soil, here in Denver over the 4/20 weekend. Since our first post on the event, the folks at High Times magazine have decided to include everyone in the festivities -- almost. Unfortunately for Colorad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2012

    Furthur at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 9/22/12

    FURTHUR @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 9/22/12 All signs pointed to go before the doors to the venue even opened. It was the first day of fall, a beautiful day, and all four of Red Rocks' main parking lots were filled up by 5:30 p.m. Deadheads were parked out on Highway 93 and trekking their way up to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Ten best concerts of the summer

    Summer's over -- well, at least according to the time-tested, seasonal benchmark, the annual passing of Labor Day. Of course it still feels like we might burst into flames at any moment, but whatever. The Taste of Colorado has foist its parade of also-rans upon us and Phish has now come and gone, bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    The five best concerts in Colorado this week, Monday, August 27 through Friday, August 30

    Good morning! Here we are again. Weekend's over. Bummed? So are we. Luckily, there's another full slate of music to look forward to this week. As always, the choices are plentiful. From folk and metal to indie rock and jam, whatever your flavor, there's plenty of options. Mumford & Sons kicks off a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Skrillex at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 8/9/12

    SKRILLEX @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 8.9.12 See Also: - Dubstep for Dummies - Dubstep Parking Lot - Review: Skrillex at 1STBANK Center, 10/31/11 - Review: Skrillex at Beta, 3/31/11 - Review: Skrillex at Fox, 12/16/10 - Q&A: Skrillex on his stage name To put Skrillex's show last night at Red Rocks i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Florence and the Machine at Red Rocks, 7/25/12

    FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 7/25/12 Funneled through the slight, almost frail body of its pale owner, Florence Welch's voice cuts through both crap and silence to fill the spaces between lyrics. And last night, in front of a breathing-room only crowd under the stars at Red R ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2012
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    June 16, 2012

    Review: Ghostland Observatory at Red Rocks, with MiM0SA and Zion I, 6/15/12

    GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 6.16.12 As if the signs plastered all over the Red Rocks weren't enough forewarning, Ghostland Observatory drove the point home of exactly what kind of show they put on, and let's just say it involves lights. Lots of lights. From the beginning to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2012

    The Fray at Red Rocks, 5/11/12

    THE FRAY @ RED ROCKS | 5/11/12 It was cold last night at Red Rocks. Like balls-into-your-body-cavity cold. Seriously. It was also wet and foggy and miserable. Once the lights went up, though, the Fray's sound cut through the fog and rain and made everyone forget their frostbitten feet. The hometown ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Furthur at Red Rocks, three nights, September 21, 22 and 23. Tix on sale next Friday at 10 a.m.

    Furthur is making its way back to Colorado for a three-night stand at Red Rocks Amphitheater that kicks off on Friday, September 21. Pre-sale tickets ($55-$60) go on sale this Monday, April 16, at 10 a.m. through Furthur's fan page and will be available until 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, after whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​ Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring the Avett Brothers, James Taylor, Blues Traveler and Gogol Bordello were announced; Gauntlet Hair, Hindershot and Fierce Bad Rabbit got spins on local radio; and recent albums from Van Halen, Dr. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    The Fray at Red Rocks on Friday, May 11

    Update (2/7/12): Isaac Slade and Joe King give a track-by-track breakdown of Scars & Stories, the Fray's new album. On the eve of releasing their third full-length album, Scars and Stories and almost exactly a year after playing at Invesco with U2, the Fray has announced plans to return to Red Rock ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Houses, BLKHRTS, Slighty Stoopid, Phil the Fan benefit show and more on tap this weekend

    Houses​Stepping into August, it looks like the summer concert season is far from slowing down. Tonight, Houses kicks off the first in a two-evening stint at the Hi-Dive to celebrate the release of Winter, the forth and final installment in its seasonally themed EP series. Over the course of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    The Fray tapped to warm up for U2 at Invesco Field next spring

    ​Grammy nominations? Platinum status? Selling out Red Rocks? It's difficult to imagine any single event surpassing those sorts of mile markers in your career. Unless, of course, said event involves warming up for U2. In your hometown. Now that's beyond difficult. That's inconceivable. But tha ... 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

    June 29, 2010

    Tool at Red Rocks in photos

    Aaron Thackeray​ Last night, Tool played the first of its back-to-back dates at Red Rocks. Photographer Aaron Thackeray was there to capture the band -- and the fans -- for your enjoyment. Click through for a look at ten of the best shots of the night, or visit the slide show for the entire s ... 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 20, 2010

    Widespread Panic, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Pretty Lights shows announced

    ​Another half dozen new shows were added to the Red Rocks schedule, including John Mayer, Paramore, STS9, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Pretty Lights and Widespread Panic, who will be at the venue from Friday, June 25 through Sunday, June 27, a month after its eleventh studio album, Dirty Side Down, hit ... 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 19, 2009

    Q&A with Monolith Festival Director Josh Baker

    Matt Fecher (left) and Josh Baker with Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips, whose band headlined the inaugural editon of Monolith ​Yesterday's news that the Monolith Festival is in financial straits and in need of a rather large infusion of cash just to continue wasn't completely shocking, especially ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

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    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 >>

  • Culture

    June 4, 2009
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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 >>

  • Music

    February 5, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Nobody in particular knows the trouble these guys have seen.

  • Music

    May 8, 2003


    Red Rocks gets rolling with a new visitors center and CD compilation.

  • Music

    September 12, 2002


    If this summers concert season has an encore, wed rather skip it.

  • Music

    December 6, 2001


    Area promoters smile for the camera as the city brokers a deal for Red Rocks future.

  • Music

    August 30, 2001


    Clear Channel moves in on Red Rocks, while Tenacious D takes a crowd to the moon.

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000

    Best success story

    String Cheese Incident

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