Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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    August 17, 2012

    Five best concerts in Colorado this weekend

    See also: - Brennen Bryarly goes Into the Night as option4 - Parting words: A Sauna Q&A before its farewell show - Sharon Van Etten Q&A: "I get nervous sometimes that my songs are too personal" - Q&A with Brendan Perry of Dead Can Dance - Q&A with Derek Vincent Smith of Pretty Lights Welcome to the ... More >>

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    August 8, 2012

    Justice at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 8/7/12

    JUSTICE @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 8.7.12 See Also: Justice, March 2008 profile Let's review last night's Justice set by the numbers. The number of towering Marshall amps outfitted with LED lights: eighteen. The estimated rank of those bad boys on the volume scale: eleven. The number of smooth-ope ... More >>

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    July 30, 2012

    Cake at Red Rocks, 7/28/12

    CAKE @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 7/28/12 See Also: - Slide show: Cake at Red Rocks, 7/28/12 - The Lumineers shed light on life in Denver and their evolving sound The capacity crowd at Red Rocks on Saturday seemed determined to defy the elements. Overcast skies, steady sheets of rain and regular g ... More >>

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    July 20, 2012

    Global Dance Festival 2012 survival guide

    See Also: - Global Dance Festival 2012 tip sheet: The twenty must-see acts - Colorado's dance scene was Global before EDM became mainstream - Show us your best rage face and win a pair of tickets to GDF - 50 Most Memorable People at Global Dance Festival - People of Global Dance Festival 2011 Got y ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: String Cheese Incident, Chris Daniels, Mayhem and more

    See Also: Chris Daniels is back after a harrowing battle with illness Q&A with Slipknot's Clown Q&A with Julie Libassi of the Raven & the Writing Desk Q&A with JT Nolan of Beats Noir! Q&A with Zoe Jakes and David Satori of Beats Antique Welcome to the weekend! A parade of longtime local favorite ... More >>

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    July 1, 2012

    Review: The Avett Brothers at Red Rocks, 6/30/12

    THE AVETT BROTHERS @ RED ROCKS | 6/30/12It was the perfect date-concert at Red Rocks. The heat forced people to drink copious amounts and wear very little. The natural romance of the setting was out in force, with the uplights against the rock reaching up to an almost-full moon. And then there was t ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2012

    Foster the People

    Tuesday, July 3, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, 303-830-8497.

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    June 15, 2012

    The weekend's best live music: Ghostland Observatory, STS9, Warped Tour and more

    Welcome to the weekend! Another diverse lineup of musical goodness awaits you. Tonight at Red Rocks, Ghostland Observatory and MiM0SA kick off two nights of electronic goodness that will culminate with a show featuring STS9 tomorrow night. And there's a full slate of rock on tap as well, including M ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 11, 2012

    Reader: Film on the Rocks is short of family movies this season

    Film on the Rocks, which started rolling out its 2012 season last Monday night with Office Space, is back tonight with its next film, Iron Man, with music by The McRae and Force Publique, all at the stunning Red Rocks Amphitheatre. But some readers say they're underwhelmed by this year's movie choi ... More >>

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    June 6, 2012

    Twenty fabled moments in Denver Music: #13: Ray Charles causes a ruckus at Red Rocks, 1962

    Over the course of the next few weeks, Backbeat will be counting down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, a look back at when a Ray Charles concert at Red Rocks in 1962 turned into a beer-can-tossing melee. With the passage of time, our heroes become more heroic, if docil ... More >>

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    June 6, 2012

    Live painting artist Scramble Campbell lets the music move him

    Keith "Scramble" Campbell's studio moves around: sometimes it's at the Jazz Festival, sometimes at the Fox Theater and other times it's at Red Rocks Amphitheater. In fact, Campbell has painted at so many concerts that he has created a database-driven web site where you can look up one of his 2,255 p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Bon Iver at Red Rocks, 5/31/12

    BON IVER @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 5.31.12 Flanked by talented multi-instrumentalists and standing in front of two drummers, both of whom played kits so sprawling they resembled Neil Peart's smaller setups in the '70s, Bon Iver compelled the packed Red Rocks crowd with songs from across its powerf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    The Shins at Red Rocks, 5/29/12

    THE SHINS @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 5/29/12 Fewer than thirty seconds into their set and the Shins already needed a do-over. Playing Red Rocks could make any band nervous, but its grip is especially tight on one for whom U2 were gods growing up and for whom "this Red Rocks thing is really big for ... More >>

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    May 29, 2012

    LMFAO at Red Rocks, 5/28/12

    LMFAO @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 5.28.12 The long climb up the stairs at Red Rocks seems even longer when those stairs are littered with party rockers, all of whom seem too tired to trudge onward -- or, as was the case with one particularly fascinating man, unable to bring in their handheld strobe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Weekend's best dance and party bets: Global Dub Festival, Subb-an, Drumcell and more

    See Also: • Global Dubstep Festival Survival Guide • Dubstep for Dummies, a primer for newly-minted dubstep fans (infographic) • NORAD dance bar to open next month in 2200 space The weekend is here! Time to cut loose and get your groove on. If that's exactly what you have in mind right about ... More >>

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    May 18, 2012

    Global Dub Festival survival guide

    See Also: Dubstep for Dummies, a primer for newly-minted dubstep fans (infographic) The summer of dance is about to officially get underway with Global Dub Festival, not only the first major dance event of the concert season, but the first festival of its kind at Red Rocks that geared entirely towa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Die Antwoord, Jack White and Five Finger Death Punch lead this week's new shows

    Oh, man, just when you think the upcoming concert season couldn't get any more stacked there's even more new shows to look forward to. We've received word that Die Antwoord is finally making its way to Denver on Monday, August 6, along with dates with Jack White, Andrew Bird, Sublime with Rome, Five ... More >>

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    April 3, 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 Wilco, 311, Slightly Stoopid, Dukes of September and more were announced; Overcasters, Lumineers, Churchill and the Jekylls got spins on local radio; and recent albums from the Shins, E-40, Fun. and th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Crosby, Stills and Nash at Red Rocks on 8/21

    Crosby, Stills and Nash returns to Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Tuesday, August 21. After wrapping up dates down under and in South America, the classic rock trio will be returning to Red Rocks this summer as part of its upcoming nationwide tour, which kicks off on June 7 in Philadelphia. Tickets for t ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    The Fray at Red Rocks Saturday, May 12: Second show just added. Tix on sale next Friday

    The Fray just confirmed another show at Red Rocks. Quincy Magoo probably could've seen that coming, eh? Even less surprising: The date of the second show is Saturday, May 12, the night after the first Red Rocks date -- that is, assuming that Sir Isaac Slade isn't mixing it up with Killers frontman B ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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:

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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