Big news on the concert front this week: Furthur, always a local favorite, returns for a series of dates in Colorado, one at the Ogden, followed by three back-to-back nights at 1STBANK Center. Equally as big is word of a 4/20 show at Red Rocks featuring Cypress Hill, Slightly Stoopid and Tribal Seeds. Keep reading for full details on these shows, as well as new dates from Fleetwood Mac, Alabama Shakes, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Everytime I Die, Mouse on Mars, Balkan Beat Box and more, as well as local radio special show playlists and the week's top album sales.
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This Just In: New Concerts and On-Sale Dates
It's the return of Furthur, always a perennial favorite in the Centennial State. The outfit, led by the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, returns to the 1STBANK Center for a three-night stand that kicks off on Thursday, February 21, and runs through Sunday, February 24, after playing the Ogden Theatre on Thursday, Febuary 21. Tickets for the Ogden show ($65) and the 1STBANK shows ($55-$65) go on sale this Friday, December 7, at 10 a.m.
With the passing of amendment 64 and a new radio station dedicated to playing round-the-clock odes to sweet Mary Jane, the timing couldn't be better for a 4/20 show to take place at Red Rocks. And you can hardly pick a better batch of acts to perform on the Saturday, April 20, bill than Cypress Hill, Slightly Stoopid and Tribal Seeds. Tickets ($39.95 advance/$45 day of show/VIP $80) go on sale on Saturday, December 8, at 10 a.m.
Fleetwood Mac is making its way back to Denver for a show at the Pepsi Center on Saturday, June 1. Tickets ($49.50-$149.50) for the show go on sale on Monday, December 17 at 10 a.m.
After opening a pair of dates for Neil Young at Red Rocks this past summer, Alabama Shakes returns to the Mile High City for a headlining date of its own at the Ogden Theatre with Michael Kiwanuka, Sam Doores and Riley Downing on Saturday, March 9. Tickets ($36.50) go on sale this Saturday, December 8 at 10 a.m.
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, who are set to release Push Away the Sky on February 19, return to the Ogden Theatre on Wednesday, April 3. Tickets ($45) go on sale on Thursday, December 6 at 10 a.m. While we announced the Kenny Chesney show a few weeks ago, his Saturday, July 20 concert at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, with Eric Church, Eli Young Band, Kacey Musgraves goes on sale on Friday, December 7 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $26.50-$225.
Allstar Weekend and Cute is What We Aim For hit the Marquis Theater on Saturday, January 26. Everytime I Die and Acacia Strain are slated for the Summit Music Hall on Sunday, February 10. Mouse on Mars is also due at the Summit on Saturday, February 23. Balkan Beat Box and Delhi 2 Dublin stop by the Summit on Saturday, March 23.
ALT-J: Wed., April 3, 8 p.m., $15.75/$20. IAMX: Thu., May 9, 8 p.m., $18/$20. Kishi Bashi: Tue., Feb. 19, 8 p.m., $13.50/$15. Yamn: With Bedrockk, Fri., Feb. 15, 9 p.m., $10/$15. Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band: Sun., March 17, 8 p.m., $12/$15. ZOSO ( Led Zeppelin tribute): Thu., Feb. 21, 8 p.m., $15/$18.
Leftapalooza Tribute Night: Featuring Hey Lady!, Rush Archives and Zeppephilia, Fri., Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m., $10.
Great American Taxi: With Poor Man's Whiskey, Shannon McNally and Amy Lavere, Fri., Jan. 25, 9 p.m., $12/$15. The Magic Beans: With the Main Squeeze, Fri., March 22, 8:30 p.m., $12/$15.
Furthur: Featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, Fri., Feb. 22, 8 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 23, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 24, 8 p.m., $55-65.
Israel Vibration: Sat., March 2, 9 p.m., $25. P-Nuckle (CD release): Fri., Jan. 25, 9 p.m., $10. Sum 41: With IAmDynamite and Hunter Valentine, Sat., Jan. 26, 9 p.m., $20.
Buke & Gase: With Ahleuchatistas, Mon., Feb. 11, 9 p.m., $11/$13. The Eastern Sea: Sun., Dec. 16, 9 p.m., $10/$12. Terravita: Thu., Feb. 28, 9 p.m., $15/$20. Thao & the Get Down Stay Down: Mon., March 11, 9 p.m., $15.75/$18. Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Mon., March 18, 9 p.m., $13.50/$15. Willy Mason: Tue., Jan. 22, 9 p.m., $12/$14. Wire Faces: With I Sank Molly Brown and AMML, Sat., Dec. 22, 9 p.m., $8/$10.
Allstar Weekend: With Cute Is What We Aim For and Tiffany Alvord, Sat., Jan. 26, 7 p.m., $20/$24. A Daydream Suicide: With the Burial Plot, Hemingway Hero, the Fulfillment, Heart/Soul, Sat., Dec. 22, 7 p.m., $8/$10. Forty Fathoms: With Before We're Done, Fri., Dec. 21, 7 p.m., $8/$10.
New Ben Franklins: With 4H Royalty. Waylon Jennings tribute, Fri., Feb. 8, 9 p.m., $5. Solterra: With Aspen Hourglass, Five Day Rhetoric, Sat., Dec. 15, 9 p.m., $10.
Alabama Shakes: With Michael Kiwanuka and Sam Doores + Riley Downing & the Tumbleweeds, Sat., March 9, 8 p.m., $36.50. Figure: Sat., Feb. 23, 9:30 p.m., $20/$22. Furthur: Featuring Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, Thu., Feb. 21, 8 p.m., $65. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: With Sharon Van Etten, Wed., April 3, 8 p.m., $45.
Fleetwood Mac: Sat., June 1, 8 p.m. $49.50-$149.50 Andrea Bocelli: Wed., June 5, 7:30 p.m., $75-$350.
Slightly Stoopid: With Cypress Hill and Tribal Seeds, Sat., April 20, 7 p.m., $39.95-$45VIP $80.
Kenny Chesney: With Eric Church, Eli Young Band, Kacey Musgraves, Sat., July 20, $26.50-$225.
Balkan Beat Box: Sat., March 23, 8 p.m., $17/$20. Everytime I Die: With Acacia Strain, Sun., Feb. 10. Of Man & Machine: With Empyrean Eclipse and Stratagem, Sat., Dec. 22, 8 p.m., $5.
We're currently tracking the playlists from a number of different shows, including KTCL's Locals Only, The Colorado Sound, an independently produced show that is broadcast all over Colorado, and The Colorado Wave, which is syndicated on a number of stations across the country. Here's what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week.
Rachel & the Kings - "Fall Down" Calibrate Me - "Just Listen" Post Paradise - "A Way With Words" Royal - "My Name" Devoutcast - "Mr Stranger" All Capitals - "Hypochondriac" Gregory Alan Isakov - "That Moon Song" Gauntlet Hair - "I Was Thinking" Flashlights - "Scarves" Instant Empire - "Flickering" MOSS - "Mile High" King Tef - "Models & Moscato"
Flash Cadillac "Hot Summer Girls" Firefall "Livin' Ain't Livin'" Lion Drome "Curve of the Earth" Swing Hero "Basement" Places "Doesn't Matter What I Say" Eef "I Ain't Gonna Wait Forever" Bonnie and The Clydes "Feel The Wheels Turn" The Gromet "Skip Your Stone" Love.45 "Super Hero" Briffault "Wood and Stoney Oceans" Tennis "High Road" Tin Horn Prayer "All's Well That Ends Well" The Swayback "Double Four Time" Ben Haugland "Point of No Return" Sixteen Horsepower "Single Girl" Wovenhand "King O King" Slim Cessna's Auto Club "No Doubt About It" The Knew "Major Nights" In The Whale "Shall Not Be Moved" El Toro de la Muerte "God Alone" Taarka "Wandering" Susannah Thompson "Geddy Song" The Astronauts "Baja" Bad Weather California "I'll Reach Out My Hand" Oak Creek Band "2012 (Quetzalcoatl)" Fierce Bad Rabbit "Hard to Say" Tyler Ward "Keeping Secrets" Adam Stern "Alchemical Rooms"
Drew Bowden 3 - Peaceful Now Luna Sopor - Vertigo The Last Flight Out - No Sync Blues Royal Peeps - It's A Love Thing Timothy Wenzel - Follow The River Ironwood Rain - Done Come And Gone Chris English - Downtime Tommy Keys - High Blood Pressure Roger Holzheimer - 57 Chevy Ring Of Truth - Smile Wes Hamil - Denial Jimmy George - Gone Again Liz Barnez - Throw No Stones