Elton John is performing at the Wells Fargo Theatre on Tuesday, April 12 to benefit the Matthew Shepard Foundation, founded by Dennis and Judy Shepard in memory of their 21-year old son, Matthew, who was murdered in an anti-gay hate crime in Wyoming in October 1998. Tickets ($49-$149) go on sale this Saturday, March 5 at 10 a.m.
Ray LaMontagne returns to Red Rocks on Friday, June 17 with Brandi Carlile and the Secret Sisters opening the show. LaMontagne and his band the Pariah Dogs will be touring in support of their latest effort God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise, which just won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Tickets ($37.75-$59.75) for this one go on sale this Saturday, March 5 at 10 a.m.
Finally, Iron & Wine, touring in support of Kiss Each Other Clean, hits the Boulder Theater on Saturday, June 4. Tickets ($32.50-$35) go on sale next Friday March 4 at 10 a.m.
Here's a rundown of other recently added shows that are either on sale now or go on sale this week.
Bluebird Theater Black Lips: With Cerebral Ballzy, Sun., June 19, 8 p.m., $15.50/$18. Donna the Buffalo: With White Water Ramble and the Believers, Fri., April 15, 9 p.m., $22.50/$25. Elephant Revival: With Head for the Hills and Milkdrive, Sat., April 23, 9 p.m., $20.50/$22. The Epilogues (video release): With My Body Sings Electric, Input, Regret Night and Between Fate, Fri., April 1, 9 p.m., $9.33-$15. The Greyboy Allstars: Sat., April 16, 9 p.m., $30.75. Pure Sunshine: Rick Kulwicki Celebration & Benefit: With Purple Fluid, the Swayback, Bonnie Situation, Pitch Invasion, 18 Wheeler and Ill Cativo, Fri., March 25, 8:30 p.m. With Purple Fluid, the Overcasters, Buckingham Squares, the Omens, the Genuises and Git Some, Sat., March 26, 8:30 p.m., $15/2-day passes $30. KT Tunstall (solo): Mon., April 25, 8 p.m., $22.50/$25.
Boulder Theater Danzig: With Devildriver and 2 Cents, Tue., May 3, 7 p.m., $25/$28. Communikey Festival: Featuring Dark Dark Dark Flood Tide Remixed, Sat., April 16, 6:30 p.m., $16.25. Iron & Wine: Sat., June 4, 8:30 p.m., $32.50/$35.
Comfort Dental Amphitheatre Tim McGraw: With Luke Bryan and the Band Perry, Fri., Aug. 5. Rascal Flatts: With Sara Evans and Justin Moore, Sat., Sept. 10. Sugarland: With Sara Bareilles, Fri., Aug. 19.
Fillmore Auditorium Revolt Tour 2011: Featuring Hollywood Undead, 10 Years, Drive A and New Medicine, Thu., May 12, 6:30 p.m., $23/$25.
Fox Theatre Donald Glover: With Childish Gambino, Mon., April 18, 8:30 p.m., $15/$18. Hot Congress Label Night: Fri., March 25, 8:30 p.m., $8. Lotus: Fri., July 1, 8:30 p.m., All tickets sold via Lotus Fan Club as Red Rocks 2-day. Pillow Fight: With Vinne Maniscalco, The Digital Connection, Seth Abrumz, DJ Guam & Rob Bass featuring Diluzional Sessions Dance Team, Thu., March 31, 8 p.m., $10.
Gothic Theatre Hopsin: Featuring Swizz, 17 Ents, J Dirty, Broken Language and more, Sat., May 7.
Marquis Theater Breathe Carolina: With Tonight Alive, Sat., May 7, 7 p.m., $15. Brokencyde: With Vampires Everywhere, Dot Dot and It Boys, Mon., May 2, 7 p.m., $15. Title Fight: With Touche Amore and the Menzingers, Tue., June 14, 7:30 p.m., $10/$12.
Ogden Theatre Datsik: Sat., April 9, 9 p.m., $20-$25. Duran Duran: Wed., April 20, 8 p.m., $49.50. Matt & Kim: With the Thermals, Tue., June 21, 8 p.m., $22.50/$25. Yeasayer: With Smith Westerns and Hush Hush, Wed., June 1, 8 p.m., $22-$25.
Oriental Theater Marc Ribot Trio: Featuring Henry Grimes and Chad Taylor, Thu., May 19.
Paramount Theatre Loretta Lynn: With Chuck Mead, Tue., May 10, 8 p.m., $35-$75.
Pepsi Center Josh Groban: Fri., Aug. 12, 8 p.m., $75-$95.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre Ray LaMontagne: With Brandi Carlile and the Secret Sisters, Fri., June 17, 7:30 p.m., $37.75-$59.75. The Ultimate Thriller: Michael Jackson Tribute Concert: Fri., June 10, 8 p.m., $28.
Summit Music Hall Between the Buried in Me: With Job for a Cowboy, Cephalic Carnage and the Ocean, Wed., April 27, 6:30 p.m., $15/$17. Unwritten Law: With Authority Zero, Wed., April 20, 7 p.m., $16/$18.
Swallow Hill Badi Assad: Fri., Aug. 5, 8 p.m. Blame Sally: Fri., July 29, 8 p.m. Alvin Youngblood Hart & John-Alex Mason: In celebration of Robert Johnson's 100th birthday, Fri., May 6, 8 p.m. O'Brien Party of 7: Featuring Tim O'Brien, Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore, Fri., June 24, 8 p.m. George Winston: Sat., Aug. 6, 8 p.m.
Wells Fargo Theatre Elton John: Benefiting the Matthew Shepard Foundation, Tue., April 12, 8 p.m., $49-$149.
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