Jeff Mangum, Scorpions, Jane's Addiction en route to Colorado - Reverb

Jeff Mangum, Scorpions, Jane’s Addiction en route to Colorado

Rudolf Schenker of Scorpions. Photo by Frazer Harrison, Getty Images.

Rudolf Schenker of Scorpions. Photo by Frazer Harrison, Getty Images.

The Reverb offices got hit with three big concert announcements in the last 24 hours. Nothing that compares to Monday morning’s Madonna news, but there’s some good stuff in there.

In fact, we have news of the good (Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel), the old (Scorpions) and the questionably relevant (Jane’s Addiction) coming to Denver in the coming months.

We’ll start with the good. Indie-rock favorite Mangum has been making the rounds in the last year, to festivals and east coast cities, and now we have word that he’s bringing his nostalgia show to the Ogden Theatre on April 26. A Reverb writer saw Mangum in Chicago and said he only played old Neutral Milk Hotel songs — and no new jams — and that’s good news for most of his fans. Tickets, $33.50, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at axs.com.

Scorpions will turn 50 in a few years, but their snazzy brand of metal still has an audience — as evidenced by its summer tour, which will play Red Rocks Amphitheatre (with Tesla opening) on June 12. Tickets, $42.50-$69.50, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via Ticketmaster.

And Jane’s Addiction will also visit Colorado, focusing on material from last year’s “The Great Escape Artist” on May 29 at the Fillmore (with the Duke Spirit opening).The show should be entertaining — Perry Farrell remains a thrill of a frontman, and guitarist Dave Navarro’s celebrity is certainly unique and strange — but will it be good? Tickets, $57.50, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at livenation.com.

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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.