Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

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Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, shows from Van Halen, the Black Keys and Snow Patrol were announced; ManCub, Fingers of the Sun, Places and J.Carey got spins on local radio; and new releases from the Black Keys and Young Jeezy continued to be the top sellers at our local record stores. Page down for a complete rundown.

This Just In: New Concerts and On-Sale Dates

After rumors of an impending tour began to circulate last month, Van Halen finally revealed its tour dates, including a stop at the Pepsi Center on May 24. We've heard rumblings that tickets will go on sale on January 28, but have yet to receive confirmation. As reported yesterday, the Black Keys, who have been tearing up the local album sales charts over the last month with El Camino, will be at the 1STBANK Center on Monday, April 30, with Arctic Monkeys opening. General-admission floor and bowl tickets ($55-$59.50) go on sale Saturday, January 21, at 10 a.m.

In other concert news, Eric Church brings his Blood, Sweat & Beers tour to Red Rocks on Saturday, May 19 with Brantley Gilbert and Jon Pardi opening. Tickets ($37.50-$39.50) go on sale on Friday January 13, at 10 a.m. Snow Patrol visits the Fillmore Auditorium on Friday, April 27, with tickets ($32.50/$35) going on sale on Saturday, January 14, at 10 a.m.

We announced a few big shows over the past few weeks that are finally going on sale this weekend, including Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, who will be at 1STBANK Center on Thursday, April 19, with tickets ($49.50-$99.50) going on sale on Saturday, January 14, at 10 a.m., Lenny Kravitz will be at the Buell Theatre on February 10, with tickets ($44.50-$57.50) going on sale on Friday, January 13, at 10 a.m.


Bringing Back The Arts Music Competition: Sun., March 18, 6:30 p.m., $10/$15. Churchill (CD release): Fri., March 2, 9 p.m., $10/$15. The Joy Formidable: With A Place to Bury Strangers, Sat., March 17, 9 p.m., $18.50/$22. Ben Kweller: Tue., May 1, 8 p.m., $20. Lucero: With Larry and His Flask, March 30-31, 9 p.m., $25. One Night of Queen: Mon., March 5, 8 p.m., $32.50/$37. White Rabbits: Mon., March 19, 8 p.m., $13.50/$18.


The Ragbirds: Sat., Feb. 11.


Snow Patrol: With Ed Sheeran, Fri., April 27, 8 p.m., $32.50/$35.


The Black Keys: With the Arctic Monkeys, Mon., April 30, 7:30 p.m., $55-$59.50. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Thu., April 19, 7:30 p.m., $49.50-$99.50.


Delta Spirit: With Waters, Tue., May 1, 8:30 p.m., $15. Dumpstaphunk: Thu., Feb. 16, 8:30 p.m., $13/$16. The Polish Ambassador: Sat., March 17, 8:30 p.m., $10/$12. Technicolor Tone Factory: With Dr. Phil Good and Smack Thompson, Fri., Jan. 20, 8:30 p.m., $10. Zoogma: With Eminence Ensemble Trio, Thu., Feb. 23, 9 p.m., $10.


Controlled Demise: With Morbid Sanctuary, To Kill A God and Burial Plot, Thu., Feb. 9, 7 p.m., $8/$10.


Lost in the Trees: With w/ Poor Moon (featuring Christian Wargo from Fleet Foxes/Crystal Skulls), Fri., March 30, $10. Perfume Genius: Fri., April 13, $10/$12.


Crocodiles: Fri., March 2, 9 p.m., $12.50/$15. Hanni El Khatib: Sat., April 14, 9 p.m., $10/$12. Memoryhouse: Mon., March 5, 9 p.m., $12/$15.


Medic: With Viretta and Lucida Tela, Fri., Feb. 3, $5. Offcolor - Locks of Love Benefit: With Joe Mondragon, The Belle Jar and, Andy Sydow, Sat., Jan. 28, 9 p.m., $8/$10.


G. Love & Special Sauce: With Scott H. Biram, Sat., March 10, 9 p.m., $27.50/$30.


New Orleans Suspects: Features members of the Radiators, The Neville Brothers, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and The Last Waltz/Polytoxic, Sat., Feb. 25, 9 p.m., $20/$25.

Wovenhand: With Michael Gira (of Swans), Sat., March 24, 9 p.m., $15/$18.


Van Halen: Thu., May 24.


Eric Church: With Brantley Gilbert and Jon Pardi, Sat., May 19, 7:30 p.m., $37.50-$39.50.


Young Dubliners: Sat., March 10.


Lenny Kravitz: Fri., Feb. 10, 8 p.m., $44.50-$57.50.

Click through for this week's Local Radio Playlists

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



Fierce Bad Rabbit - "You!" Nathaniel Rateliff - "Whimper & Wail" Forget Me! Not - "Calling for Context" Demon Funkies - "All That You Wanted" Roniit - "Tomorrow" Wheelchair Sports Camp - "I Smell Funk" Fingers of the Sun - "I Know Something You Don't Know" Centennial - "I Can Relate" Autumn Burn - "Wasted" ManCub - "Sound" Desciples - "Smile" Ghost Town Bandalu - "Breezy Days" Hot Robots - "Much of Anything"



Big Head Todd & The Monsters "Bittersweet" Reckless Red "Cold Black Devil" Strip the Stars "The Simple Things" Black Postcards "Inception" Places "The Fire" J. Carey "Sorry" The Love Royale "Come Over" Dianne Reeves "Afro Blue" Jon Boland "Top Hat" Longest Day Of The Year "Took All Winter" J. Shogren "Hand Grenade" Bill Frisell "Baba Drame" Zephyr "High Flying Bird" The Yawpers "Worthless" Crags "Chain Reaction" The Dirty Lookers "Cry On" El Toro de la Muerte "Things In My Head" Creighton Holley "Day In Day Out" Dan Treanor, Creighton Holley, Kyle Roberts "Southbound Train" Dan Treanor, Creighton Holley, Kyle Roberts "Big Bayou" Oakhurst "Hallelu" Hillbilly Hellcats "Dead Man's Party" John Statz "Old Old Fashioned" Kathryn Mostow "Big White Cast" The Congress "Loretta" Chie Imaizumi "The More the Merrier"



Scott Von - Long Gone Margot & the Nuclear So and So's - Quiet As A Mouse Trace Bundy - Porch Swing Hazel Miller - Time To Reconcile Brendan McKinney - Jimmy Rain Split Town Radius - There She Goes Dusty Hughes - Waiting For You Johnny O Band - Wrapped Up In Love Again Jude Johnstone - Hard Lessons Angie Mattson - Drive Stoned Emotion - Love Jenn Lane - River Of Truth

Click through for this week's Top Sellers

Top Local Sellers - Albums & Downloads

The Black Keys came out on top once again at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout with El Camino and moved the top spot at Wax Trax, while Young Jeezy claimed the same slot at Independent Records with TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition.


01. Black Keys - El Camino
02. Tom Waits - Bad as Me
03. Skrillex - Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
04. Amos Lee - Mission Bell
05. Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire
06. G. Love - Fixin' to Die
07. The Drums - Portamento
08. Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
09. Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest
10. Adele - 21


01. Young Jeezy - TM 103
02. Drake - Take Care
03. Adele - 21
04. Yelawolf - Radioactive
05. Kanye West & Jay-Z - Watch the Throne
06. Five Finger Death Punch - American Capitalist
07. Skrillex - Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
08. Korn - Path of Totality
09. Tech N9NE - Welcome to Strangeland
10. Common - Dreamer the Believer


01. Black Keys - El Camino
02. Tom Waits - Bad as Me
03. Wilco - The Whole Love
04. Florence & the Machine - Ceremonials
05. Chris Isaak - Beyond the Sun
06. Amy Winehouse - Lioness - Hidden Treasures
07. M83 - Hurry Up We're Dreaming
08. Foster the People - Torches
09. Adele - 21
10. Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo


01. Black Keys - El Camino
02. Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
03. Sigur Ros - Inni
04. David Lynch/Chrysta Bell - The Train
05. Kate Bush - 50 Words for Snow
06. Bassnectar - Divergent Spectrum
07. Tom Waits - Bad as Me
08. Sunn O))) - ØØ Void
09. Speedwolf - Ride With Death
10. Childish Gambino - Camp


01. Zedd - "Slam the Door" (original mix)
02. Mord Fustang - "We Are Now Connected" (original mix)
03. Nicky Romero - "Toulouse" (Axwell's Recut Club mix)
04. Starkillers, Nadia Ali - "Keep it Coming" (original mix)
05. Knife Party - "Internet Friends" (original mix)
06. Swedish House Mafia, Knife Party - "Antidote" (original mix)
07. Sander van Doorn, Kele, Lucy Taylor - "What Did I Do" (original mix)
08. Joris Voorn, Moby - "After the After" (original mix)
09. Fedde Le Grand, Coldplay - "Paradise'" (Fedde Le Grand remix)
10. Joe Garston - "The Promise" (original mix)


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