The Best Concerts in Denver This Week

Aaron Thackeray
Tool headlines Ball Arena on Thursday.
After playing a pair of epic shows in Denver more than two years ago, Tool headlines Ball Arena with Blonde Redhead opening while producer and DJ Dillon Francis and rapper Yung Gravy team up at the Mission Ballroom. Also on tap this week are trumpeter Shamarr Allen at the hi-dive and Jamestown Revival at the Ogden Theatre.

Here's what's happening in and around town this week:
The Life and Music of George Michael
Tuesday, January 25, 8 p.m.
Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place
The Life and Music of George Michael chronicles the journey of George Michael's early music, from Wham! to his solo career.

Brian Charette Double Organ Trio
Wednesday, January 26, 6:30 p.m.
Nocturne, 1330 27th Street

New York's Brian Charette, whose music nods to iconic jazz organists Jimmy Smith and Jack McDuff, teams up with Denver's Jeff Jenkins for a double organ trio with drummer Michael D'Angelo. 

Shamarr Allen
Wednesday, January 26, 9 p.m.
hi-dive, 7 South Broadway
New Orleans trumpeter and singer Shamarr Allen fuses jazz, hip-hop, rock, funk rhythms, blues and country. Denver Chicano funk band Los Mocochetes opens.
Dillon Francis x Yung Gravy
Thursday, January 27, 9 p.m.
Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop Street

Producer and DJ Dillon Francis and rapper Yung Gravy stop in Denver on their Sugar, Spice and Everything Ice tour, with Kittens opening.

Jamestown Revival
Thursday, January 27, 8 p.m.
Ogden Theatre, 935 East Colfax Avenue

Jamestown Revival is in town in support of Young Man, the Americana folk duo's  first album without electric guitars. Mipso and Robert Ellis are also on the bill.

Thursday, January 27, 7:30 p.m.
Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle
The last time Tool played Denver was in 2019, when the band played two epic shows at the Pepsi Center (now Ball Arena) on the heels of Fear Inoculum. Tool returns to the venue with Blonde Redhead opening.

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