News: The Shins to headline Red Rocks in May - Reverb

News: The Shins to headline Red Rocks in May

The Shins will play Red Rocks Amphitheatre in May. Photo courtesy of Sub Pop records.

The Shins will play Red Rocks Amphitheatre in May. Photo courtesy of Sub Pop records.

We’ve been listening to the affable, willowy Shins jam “Simple Song” for the last few weeks, and while it’s like a grander, more elegantly produced reminder of the band’s simple roots, it’s gotten us excited to see the act again.

And it looks like we will. The band just announced a couple high-profile headlining dates in the U.S., including a somewhat surprisingly large Colorado date this summer.

The Shins will headline Red Rocks on May 29. The band’s Columbia Records debut, “Port of Morrow,” comes out on Mar. 20, marking the band’s first non-Sub Pop outing.

Update: Reverb just learned that the Shins’ Portland, Ore., neighbors Blind Pilot will open four shows this summer — including Red Rocks. (That’s an indie rock/chamber pop match made in heaven.)

Listen to another new Shins track – a chiming ballad, “September” – right here. Tickets for the band’s Red Rocks date, $36.50-$43.50, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at Ticketmaster.

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Ricardo Baca is the founder and executive editor of Reverb, the co-founder of The UMS and an award-winning critic and journalist at The Denver Post.

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