And the shows just keep coming. Red Rocks, which is on pace for a record season this year, added a pair of dates from My Morning Jacket, while tickets for the Beach Boys show are finally going on sale. The biggest concert news this week is Nicki Minaj, who is bringing her Pink Friday Tour to the Mile High City this August. Tickets for that one go on sale next Saturday. Michael Kiwanuka, meanwhile, has finally announced a Denver date at the Bluebird, which will also host Built to Spill. Page down for all of this week's Mile Highlights, including the week's top sellers and local radio playlists.
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This Just In: New Concerts and On-Sale Dates
Nicki Minaj is bringing her Pink Friday Tour to the Mile High City this summer. The wildly creative, prolific and flamboyant femme fatale will be at the Wells Fargo Theatre on Thursday, August 2. Tickets for the show go on sale next Saturday, May 12 at TicketMaster.com and LiveNation.com.
My Morning Jacket returns to Red Rocks for a two-night stint on Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4 with Band of Horses and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue opening both nights. The band will be recording both shows and ticketholders will get free downloads of the shows. Tickets ($42.50-$49.50) go on sale on Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m.
While the Beach Boys announced their 50th anniversary tour a few months ago, tickets for the band's Monday, July 9 show at Red Rocks ($39.50-$79.50) finally go on sale on Friday, May 4 at 10 a.m. Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks are touring together for the first time in two decades.
U.K.-based soulman Michael Kiwanuka is finally making his way to Denver for a show at the Bluebird Theater on Tuesday, August 7, with Millow. Tickets ($13.75-$15) go on sale this Saturday, May 5, at 10 a.m. Built to Spill, who headlined the 2009 Westword Music Showcase, will be at the Bluebird on Friday, September 21 with Helvetia and Sister Crayon opening. Tickets ($22.50/$25) go on sale on Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m.
Bombay Bicycle Club: With Hey Rosetta!, Mon., Aug. 6, 9 p.m., $15.75/$18. Built to Spill: With Helvetia and Sister Crayon, Fri., Sept. 21, 9 p.m., $22.50/$25. Epica: Wed., Nov. 7, 8 p.m., $23.50-$27/VIP $55. Los Amigos Invisibles: Tue., Sept. 18, 8 p.m., $20.75/$25. Michael Kiwanuka: Tue., Aug. 7, 8 p.m., $13.75/$15
Richard Thompson: Sat., June 16, 8 p.m., $22.50-$40.
Dispatch: With Sleeper Agent (9/28) and Good Old War (9/29), Sept. 28-29, 8 p.m., $46. American Idol Live!: Featuring Colton Dixon, DeAndre Brackensick, Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Heejun Han, Hollie Cavanagh, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips and Skylar Laine, Fri., July 6, 7 p.m., $29.50.
Sharon Van Etten: Sun., Aug. 19, 8:30 p.m., $12/$14
Broken Image: With Midknight Run, Stellar, Mountain Music Movement, Inelements, Time, Jr. Mic, Sun., May 27, 7 p.m., $8/$10. Public Display of Aggression: With My Last Serenade, Flood of Souls, Destroy What's Left, Morbid Sanctuary, Sun., May 20, 7:30 p.m., $8/$10. Sideffect (CD release): With Swami, Judged by 12, Devoutcast, Morbid Santuary, Sat., June 16, 8 p.m., $8/$10. Brendan Walsh: Thu., June 14, 9 p.m., $12/$14. The Walsh Brothers: With Jim Hickox, Thu., May 17, 8 p.m., $12/$15.
America: Sun., June 24, 6:30 p.m., $29.
Death Grips: Official Westword Music after-party, Sat., June 23, 10 p.m., $15/$17. Firewater: Mon., Sept. 24, 9 p.m., $12/$15. Sonia Leigh: Sun., July 29, 8 p.m., $10/$12. Young Magic: With Quilt, Mon., July 23, 9 p.m., $10.
Hot Cheeze Soup: With the Constant Tourists and Volunteer Funk Department, Sat., May 19, 9 p.m., $5. Outlaw Nation: With Planet Rawk, Hatrick Penry, Thu., June 21, 9 p.m., $5/$7.
Nightwish: With Kamelot, Fri., Sept. 28, 8:30 p.m., $33-$67.50.
The Beach Boys: Fiftieth anniversary tour featuring Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks, Tue., July 10, 7:30 p.m., $39.50-$79.50. My Morning Jacket: With Band of Horses and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Aug. 3-4, 7 p.m., $42.50-$49.50.
Wed., July 18, 8 p.m., $25/$30.Rick Braun & Richard Elliot:
Sat., Sept. 8, 7 & 10 p.m., $35/$45.Griffin House:
Thu., Aug. 9, 8 p.m., $15/$20.Sonny Landreth:
Fri., June 29, 8 p.m., $20-$30.Jeff Lorber:
Sat., June 30, 8 p.m., $25-$45.
Jolie Holland: With Clouds and Mountains, Sat., May 26, 7 p.m., $15
Nicki Minaj: Thurs., August 2, Tickets TBA
We're currently tracking the playlists from a number of different shows, including KTCL's Locals Only*, Radio 1190's Local Shakedown*, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show*, 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. *Playlist not available
Gary Stites - "Lonely for You" Chimney Choir - "ace of spades" Oakhurst - "I'll Be Alright" Craig Corona - "Station by Station" Reckless Red - "Cold Black Devil" Catch Bees - "Atlanta" Charlotte Sass - "Lighter Things" Churchill - "Change" Fingers of the Sun - "The Leaves Were So Green" The Lumineers - "Ho Hey" The Swayback - "Oh Baby" John Oates - "Ghost Town" H2 Big Band - "Singing In the Rain" The Astronauts - "Diddy Wah Diddy" Chris Daniels & the Kings - "Can't Cheat the Hangman" Andy Palmer - "Grrr" The Jekylls - "Where Were You" Carbon Choir - "Ordinary Lives" Leftover Salmon - "Gulf of Mexico" Katya Chorover - "Whiskey Clouds" The Samples - "The Birds of Paradise" Wendy Woo Band - "Drunk In Love" John Common - "Triste Y Hermoso" Amazing Twin - "A Man Does Ands" The Fantastic Zoo - "Midnight Snack" Adam Revell & Essence Rider - "De Facto"
Chris Daniels & The Kings - Kelly Jean Be Thou My Vision - Tired and Stressed Vaughan Penn - Forgive You Just Jinger -Till I'm Done Brendan McKinney - You Got It Wrong Zoe Scott - Planet Love Spiv - Yeah Jason Stocker - End And Beginning Pomeroy - New Reflection Jennifer Filzen - Don't Let Me Go Funky Mustard - Standing Still Helen Slater - Crossword Iko Iko - When The Devil Calls Collect Kelly Harper - New Best Friend