Leonard Cohen, Big Gigantic, Big K.R.I.T. and Thurston Moore lead this week's new shows

Catch Leonard Cohen at 1STBANK Center on Saturday, November 3.

A lot of big concert news this week. Really big. Emphasis on big, both in stature and some literally in name: Leonard Cohen is coming back to Colorado this fall for a date at the 1STBANK Center. Before that, though, Big Gigantic is slated to make its Red Rocks debut in September, Big K.R.I.T. will be rocking the Boulder Theater in July, and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth is stopping by the Larimer Lounge in June. Told you it was big. Page down for the full run-down, as well as this week's radio playlists and the week's top album sellers.

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Catch Big Gigantic at Red Rocks on Saturday, September 29. Tickets on sale Saturday, May 12, at 10 a.m.

This Just In: New Concerts and On-Sale Dates

This week's biggest show news can safely be filed under: Must-See! Leonard Cohen is coming to Colorado just before the holiday season starts ramping up in support of his latest album, Old Ideas. The iconic and highly influential singer-songwriter will be at the 1STBANK Center on Saturday, November 3. Tickets for this one go on sale Friday, May 18, at 10 a.m.

Another big concert announcement came down this week, with emphasis on big. Boulder's Big Gigantic is making is Red Rocks debut on Saturday, September 29. While general admission tickets for this show, the band's biggest to date, go on sale to the public 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, pre-sale tickets are available now through Big Gigantic's site.

And finally, rounding out this week's Big trifecta: Big K.R.I.T. will be holding things down at the Boulder Theater on Thursday, July 19. Tickets ($18-20) for this one go on sale this Monday, May 14, at 10 a.m. Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, meanwhile, hits the Larimer Lounge on Friday, June 29, and tickets are $15 in advance and $18 day of show. Ten finalists from American Idol team up for American Idol Live! at the 1STBANK Center on Saturday, July 14. Tickets ($29.50-$65) go on sale on Friday, May 11 at 10 a.m.


Cash'd Out (The Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute):
Tue., July 3, 9 p.m., $12/$15.
Epica: Wed., Nov. 7, 8 p.m., $23.50-$27/VIP $55.
The Heavy: Sun., June 24, 8 p.m., $17.50/$20.
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult: Wed., Sept. 19, 8 p.m., $20/$25.
Russian Circles: Mon., July 2, 8 p.m., $15/$17.
George Watsky: Mon., July 23, 8 p.m., $12.75/$15.
The White Buffalo: Fri., July 6, 9 p.m., $12.50/$15.
Youth Lagoon: With Father John Misty, Thu., July 5, 8 p.m., $16.50/$20.


Big K.R.I.T.: Thu., July 19, 9 p.m., $18/$20.
Eminence Ensemble: Wed., July 4, 8:30 p.m., $10/$12.
Lucero: Tue., July 3, 9 p.m., $22.
Porter Robinson: Fri., July 6, 8:30 p.m., $26.50.


Aer & OCD: With Drop Switch, Thu., June 21, 9 p.m., $13/$15.
Sweatshop Union & Leisure Gang: With Abstract Collective, Fri., June 8, 9 p.m., $12/$15.
Victor Wooten Band: Sat., July 14, 8 p.m., $20/$25.


Juneteenth Music Festival: Featuring over twenty music artists and bands, food vendors, live art painting, kids area and more. June 16, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Leonard Cohen: Sat., Nov. 3.
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.


The Budos Band: Sat., Aug. 4, 8:30 p.m., $20/$23.


Iconocaust (CD release): With Smack Factor, Ploy For Extinction, Dead Lotus Society, Angelic Desolation, Sat., June 9, 8:30 p.m., $7/$10.


Danger: With DJ Shannon von Kelly, Sat., June 2, 9 p.m., $12.50/$15.
Dragonette: Fri., Sept. 21, 8 p.m., $20.75/$25.
Hail!Hornet: With the Gates of Slumber, Mon., June 11, 9 p.m., $12/$15.
Lower Dens: With No Joy and Alan Resnick, Tue., July 10, 9 p.m., $12/$15.
MMOTHS: Wed., June 13, 9 p.m., $10/$13.
Thurston Moore: Fri., June 29, 10 p.m., $15/$18.
John Talabot: Tue., Oct. 2, 9 p.m., $15.75/$20.


Autoerotique: With Mustard Pimp, Sat., June 9, 7 p.m., $15.
Mewithoutyou: With Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band, Thu., July 19, 8 p.m., $15/$17.


Arison Cain: With Blind Brilliance, Fri., June 1, 9 p.m., $5/$7.
Melismatics: With Aim2Miss, Discount Cinema, Attic Attack, Fri., June 8, 9 p.m., $5/$7.


Big Gigantic: Sat., Sept. 29, 7 p.m., $39.95.


The Casualties: With Nekromantix, Down by Law, Lower Class Brats and the Sheds, Wed., July 11, 6 p.m., $17/$20.
Demon Hunter: With Bleeding Through, Cancer Bats, the Plot in You and Willows, Fri., Aug. 3, 7 p.m., $15-$18.
Prescription: With Valiomerda and the Trade Ins, Fri., May 25, 8 p.m., $3/$5.
Retox: Fri., June 22, 8 p.m., $8/$10.
The Rocket Summer: With the Scene Aesthetic and States, Tue., June 12, 7 p.m., $15/$17.

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