Red Rocks Amphitheatre

  • 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 >>

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    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 maître 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2012

    Pretty Lights at Red Rocks, 8/17/12

    Pretty Lights @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre | 8/17/12 Similar to the unprecedented Skrillex show at Red Rocks last week, the Pretty Lights show started with a five-minute countdown and Trentemoller's "Take Me Into Your Skin" playing over the speakers. A Colorado flag with the Pretty Lights brand waved on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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.

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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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