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

Jon Solomon
Sting brings his Back to Bass Tour to Red Rocks on Wednesday, June 5.

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

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

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.

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Location Info


Red Rocks Amphitheatre

18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO

Category: General

Ogden Theatre

935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Bluebird Theater

3317 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Boulder Theater

2032 14th St., Boulder, CO

Category: Music

Gothic Theatre

3263 S. Broadway, Englewood, CO

Category: Music

Fox Theatre

1128 13th St., Boulder, CO

Category: Music

Larimer Lounge

2721 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: Music


7 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: Music

1STBANK Center

11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield, CO

Category: Music

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Every show for Zac Brown has > 1000 tickets for sale on Stubhub at nearly 2x face value  Ticketmaster is just a gateway to corruption and scalping.

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More like, Denver is wildly popular and Red Rocks can't hold 1% of the metro area's population.


Man I've been saying this for years. Venues in Denver need to jump on the country bandwagon - literally: because I think country has been the most popular music genre in America since there were actually wagons on the unpaved roads. I'd embrace that wholeheartedly. We have what, Grizzly Rose and the occasional Comfort Coors Dental Fiddlers show? Venue owners are dropping the ball here by not bringing a bigger influence of country to their lineups. 

3 nights in a row and tickets are still impossible to get. Stoked to see this happening, though the way they're selling I've a feeling I won't be seeing Zac Brown Ban at Red Rocks this year - bummer!

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