New Denver shows: Zac Brown adds third show at Red Rocks, plus Sting, the XX and more

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Okay, hands up if you knew the Zac Brown Band was so popular. He's wildly popular in case you're wondering. Dude just added another show at Red Rocks thanks to the fact that the first two have already sold out. Oh, and speaking of the Rocks, Sting has announced a June date up there, and we've got the word on new shows from (update: Bob Seger), the Black Angels, the XX, Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October, the Joy Formidable, the English Beat, NEEDTOBREATHE and Big Head Todd and the Monsters, as well as a Country Megaticket deal. Keep reading for the full rundown on those shows and for local radio playlists and a breakdown of the week's top album sales.

See also: - New shows: Billy Bragg, Cold War Kids, Zac Brown Band, Dark Star Orchestra - New shows: Animal Collective, the Avett Brothers, the Revival Tour - New shows: Lotus at Boulder Theater, Crystal Castles at the Gothic and more

This Just In: New Concerts and On-Sale Dates

If you're a fan of the Zac Brown Band and you missed your chance to get tickets for his two shows, the bad news is you're out of luck -- well, unless you don't mind paying more than face value for the privilege of being in the presence of the bearded wonder. Both of those shows are sold out. The good news is, a third show has been added on Friday, May 10. Tickets for that show ($52-$62) go on sale this Friday, January 25, at 10 a.m.

Sting, who brought his Back to Bass Tour to the Wells Fargo Theatre more than a year ago, returns to town for a show at Red Rocks on Wednesday, June 5. Tickets ($61-$176) go on sale to fan club members on Thursday, January 24, at 10 a.m. and to the public on Monday, January 28 at 10 a.m.

Years after first singing about getting out of Denver, baby, go go, Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band are making their way back the Mile High City for a show at the Pepsi Center on Tuesday, April 2, with Joe Walsh. Tickets ($49-$99) go on sale on Saturday, February 2.

After playing a two-night New Year's Eve stint at the Bluebird Theater, the Black Angels are set to return to the area for a show at the Boulder Theater on Friday, May 10. No word yet on when tickets go on sale for this one.

The XX, who headlined the Boulder Theater last October, are slated to return, as well, for a date at the Fillmore Auditorium on Monday, June 3. No word yet on who will open the show, but tickets ($32.50-$35) go on sale this Friday, January 25, at 10 a.m. at the Fillmore box office or via LiveNation.com.

NEEDTOBREATHE is slated to play a pair of back-to-back shows at the Ogden Theatre on Tuesday, April 23, and Wednesday, April 24, with Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors. Tickets for this show ($29.50) go on sale this Saturday, January 26, at 10 a.m.

The Gothic Theatre has announced a trio of new shows featuring Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October on Wednesday, April 10, the Joy Formidable on Saturday, March 30, and the English Beat on Friday March 15. Tickets for the first two shows ($32.50 and $18.75, respectively) go on sale this Friday, January 25, at 10 a.m., while tickets for the English Beat ($24) go on sale Saturday, January 26, at 10 a.m.

Big Head Todd & the Monsters are planning to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of their record Sister Sweetly in style by the playing the whole record in its entirety at Red Rocks on Saturday, June 8. Tickets for the show ($45.50-$65.50), which will also features Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, go on sale on Friday, January 25, at 10 a.m.

Live Nation and KYGO recently announced the 2013 Country Megaticket, a four-show season-ticket package at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre that includes Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley on Saturday, May 18, Tim McGraw on June 15, Brad Paisley on Thursday, August 1, and Luke Bryan on Saturday, September 21. Tickets go on sale on Saturday, January 26, at 10 a.m. through www.megaticket.com.

Visit our concert calendar for all Denver/Boulder area concerts.


Minus the Bear: Tue., April 2, $20.


The Congress: Sun., March 17, 9 p.m., $12. Matt Costa: Tue., April 2, 8 p.m., $16/$20. My Body Sings Electric: With Chemistry Club, Fri., March 8, 8 p.m., $12/$15. Papadosio: Fri., May 3; Sat., May 4.


Big Boi: Sat., Feb. 9, 8:30 p.m., $35. The Black Angels: With Hanni El Khatib and Wall of Death, Fri., May 10, 8:30 p.m., $20/$23. Dillon Francis: Thu., March 7, 8:30 p.m., $30. Grant Farm: Featuring Keith Moseley. With Frogs Gone Fishin' and Gipsy Moon, Fri., Feb. 8, 9 p.m., $13/$15. HAPA: Wed., April 10, 7 p.m., $20-$35. Ludovico Einaudi & his Orchestra: Tue., May 28, 7:30 p.m., $35-$59. Trevor Hall: Fri., June 14, 9 p.m., $22/$25.


Cam'ron: Thu., Feb. 21, 9 p.m., $18/$22. Lettuce: Fri., May 31, 9 p.m.; Sat., June 1, 9 p.m., $20. NiT GriT: With Gladkill, 50 Carrot, Lt. Dan and more, Sat., March 16, 9 p.m., $20/$25. Random Rab: With Bluetech, Fri., April 5, 9 p.m., $20/$25. Revenge of the '90s III: Featuring members of Kyle Hollingsworth Band, The Motet, Rose Hill Drive, YAMN, Fox Street Allstars, The Congress, MTHDS, Kinetix, Oc topus Nebula, The Whales, Tiger Party, Ableminds, Mountain Standard Time, Broken Tongues and more, Sat., March 30, 9 p.m., $10/$15. The Unified Field: Featuring Vibesquad, Zilla, Orchard Lounge, Janover & Resonator, Wick-it the Instigator, Lotus Drops and more, Fri., May 3, 8 p.m.; Sat., May 4, 8 p.m., $40-$45 2-day passes.


Brad Paisley: With Chris Young and Lee Price, Thu., Aug. 1. Luke Bryan: With Thompson Square and Florida Georgia Line, Sat., Sept. 21. Miranda Lambert & Dierks Bentley: With Randy Houser and Joanna Smith, Sat., May 18. Tim McGraw: With Brantley Gilbert and Love & Theft, Sat., June 15.


Bullet for My Valentine: With Halestorm and Young Guns, Fri., April 12, 6:30 p.m., $29.75/$33. The XX: Mon., June 3.


Bonobo: Thu., April 25. Kill Paris: Thu., March 14, 9 p.m., $13/$15.


Billy Bragg: With Kim Churchill, Sat., March 23, 9 p.m., $30.75. Bingo Players: Sat., Feb. 16, 9 p.m., $22. The English Beat: With the Aggrolites, Fri., March 15, 9 p.m., $24. Graveyard: Fri., Feb. 8, 9 p.m., $15.75. The Joy Formidable: With Fort Lean, Sat., March 30, 8 p.m., $18.75. Justin Furstenfeld (of Blue October): Wed., April 10, 8:30 p.m., $32.50.


Youth Lagoon: Fri., March 1, 8 p.m., $16.75/$20.


Hayes Carll: Fri., April 19, 8 p.m., $20.


The Birthday Massacre: Tue., March 26. Chelsea Grin: Mon., March 11. Fu Manchu: Sat., April 6, $13/$15. Lydia: Thu., April 18, $12/$15. Secondhand Serenade: Sun., March 3, $17/$20.


The Dangerous Summer: Sun., March 3, $10/$12. Wax: Thu., March 21, $15.


A Day to Remember: With Of Mice & Men and Issues, Tue., April 9, 7:30 p.m., $33.50/$38. NEEDTOBREATHE: Tue., April 23; Wed., April 24.


Aaron Carter: Thu., March 28, 8:30 p.m., $15. Mickey Hart Band: Fri., March 1, 7 p.m., $30. Paper Bird (CD release): With He's My Brother, She's My Sister, Fri., March 22, 9 p.m., $15. Ras Kass: With GeedUp, ThaNumberTwo, Nasa, Victory Smoke, Dre Future, Whygee, Anxious Baby, Tre-Substance Abuse, Thu., Feb. 28, 8 p.m., $15.


Sting: Back to Bass tour, Wed., June 5.


Paganfest: Featuring Ensiferum, Sat., March 30, $20/$24.

Page down for this week's Local Radio Playlists

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.



Swayback - "These Thieving Ways" Petals of Spain - "I Gotta Know" Convalescents - "Scratch Scratch" Host Club - "Flat Line" Rob Drabkin - "Little Steps" El Toro de la Muerte - "Records" Pirate Signal - "Blkhrts" Beats Noir - "Talkin' and Talkin'" Mama Lenny & the Remedy - "Not a Girl to Keep" Broken Tongues - "The Way" Lola Black - "Better Left Unsaid" Sleep Well Destroyer - "We Take Forever"



Eddie Turner - "The Wind Cries Mary" Big Head Todd & The Monsters - "Broken Hearted Savior" Boa & the Constrictors - "I'm Broke" Mama Lenny and the Remedy - "Not A Girl To Keep" Darryl Purpose - "Dreams of Life" Lindsey Saunders - "Take Me Out" Wendy Woo - "Surprise Me" You Me and Apollo - "Oh My Molly" Carmelita's Lovers - "Nothing" Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds - "Summer Girls" a. Tom Collins - "Pants Off Dance Off" The Lovely & Talented - "Death of The Lover" Andrew Vogt - "Phil Woodshed" Zephyr - "Going Back to Colorado" The Delta Sonics - "I Gotta Girlfriend" Sam Holt Band - "Down in Flames" Leftover Salmon - "Walkin' Shoes" I'm With Her - "Gonna Be Sad" The Foot. - "The Huntress" Lion Drome - "Curve of the Earth" Fierce Bad Rabbit - "Matter of Time" Xiren - "Everything" Rob Drabkin - "Little Steps" Lumineers - "Big Parade" Raincheck - "Right There"



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

Yo La Tengo's Fade, released last week on Matador, debuted at the top spot at Albums on the Hill while coming in second at Twist and Shout. Meanwhile DeVotchKa's Live with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra retained its spot at Twist & Shout while Hollywood Undead's Notes From the Underground was number one at Independent Records and the twentieth anniversary of Jawbreaker's Bivouac moved to the top at Wax Trax.


01. Yo La Tengo - Fade
02. A$AP Rocky - Long.Live.A$AP
03. The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter
04. Various Artists - Girls-Volume 1: Music from the HBO Original Series
05. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill
06. Calexico - Algiers
07. Sean Rowe - The Salesman & the Shark
08. Donald Fagen - Sunken Condos
09. K'Naan - Country, God or the Girl
10. Dropkick Murphys - Signed and Sealed in Blood


01. Hollywood Undead - Notes From the Underground
02. T.I. - Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head
03. Dropkick Murphys - Signed and Sealed in Blood
04. E-40 & Too $hort - History: Function Music
05. Chief Keef - Finally Rich
06. Game - Jesus Piece
07. Tech N9ne - EBAH & Boiling Point
08. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
09. Soundgarden - King Animal
10. 2 Chainz - Based on a T.R.U. Story


01. DeVotchKa - Live with the Colorado Symphony
02. The Lumineers - The Lumineers
03. Yo La Tengo - Fade
04. Leo Kottke - 6 & 12 String Guitars
05. Rodriguez - Searching for Sugar Man
06. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist
07. Mumford & Sons - Babel
08. A$AP Rocky - Long. Live. A$AP
09. Les Miserables - O.S.T.
10. Punch Brothers - Ahoy!


01. Jawbreaker - Bivouac (20th Anniversary Edition)
02. Crystal Castles - III
03. Various Artists - Philip Glass - Rework
04. Bad Brains - Into the Future
05. Scott Walker - Bish Bosch
06. Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox
07. Land Lines - Land Lines
08. Dropkick Murphys - Signed and Sealed in Blood
09. Big Boi - Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors
10. DeVotchKa - Live with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra


01. Nicky Romero, Avicii - "I Could Be the One" 02. Sander Van Doorn - "Joyenergizer" 03. Daddy's Groove - "Stellar" (extended club mix) 04. Will Sparks - "Ah Yeah!" 05. Andre Crom, Teenage Mutants - "Hanging On" 06. Keane, Afrojack - "Sovereign Light Cafe" (Afrojack Remix) 07. Fedde Le Grand - "RAW" 08. Yousef, Hot Since 82 - "Beg" (Hot Since 82 Future Mix) 09. TJR - "Ode to Oi" 10. Dada Life, Dillon Francis - "So Young So High"


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