Colorado concert tickets on sale: Riot Fest, Dave Chappelle, MGMT and moreBy Matt Miller | June 21st, 2013 | No Comments »
Here are the Colorado concert tickets going on sale â€” Riot Fest, Dave Chappele, MGMT and more.
Riot Fest (the Replacements, Blink-182, Public Enemy and more) â€” $89.99-$189.99, on sale now
If you did a quick man-on-the-street poll in the late â€™90s of peopleâ€™s favorite bands, youâ€™d get the lineup of Riot Fest Denver. The Replacements (who are reuniting for the fest, among other shows), Blink-182, Public Enemy, AFI, Yo La Tengo and Guided By Voices are playing â€” and that sounds like a pre-iPod CD collection. So thatâ€™s why people are so excited. The nostalgia is just enough to warrant the 45-minute drive from Denver to Byers on Sept. 21-22. Tickets are on sale. ($89.99-$189.99, ticketfly.com)
Oddball tour (Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords and more) â€” Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, $24-$89.50, Friday 10 a.m.
Where would Dave Chappelleâ€™s career have taken him if he hadnâ€™t gone AWOL in 2005 and left production during the third season of his show? Had he stayed the course, it probably wouldnâ€™t be such a rare sight for the comedian to make a stop in Denver. Itâ€™s been years since weâ€™ve seen Chappelle, and heâ€™s announced his return to the Mile High City this year as part of the Funny or Die Oddball tour. If that wasnâ€™t enough, heâ€™s also bringing Flight of the Conchords, who are a rare sight in Colorado, and a mess of other comedians, including Demetri Martin, Kristen Schaal, Hannibal Buress and more. Tickets to the Sept. 13 stop at Fiddlerâ€™s Green Amphitheatre go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. ($24-$89.50, livenation.com)
MGMT â€” Fillmore Auditorium, $35, Saturday 10 a.m.
MGMT has fallen to the wayside a bit after releasing its sophomore album, â€śCongratulations,â€ť in 2010. But its 2007 debut album was a sensation, giving MGMT opening slots for Paul McCartney and even festival-headlining spots. But by 2010, the magic had worn off. Perhaps that second release was just a sophomore slump, and with the upcoming self-titled album, we might once again hear their synth-pop in every store, hip-hop sample and commercial. The band plays the Fillmore Auditorium on Sept. 6. Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. ($35, ticketmaster.com)
Jack Johnson â€” Paramount Theatre, $69.90, Tuesday
Is Jack Johnson the Jimmy Buffett of another generation? Letâ€™s just say we could easily see him with his own brand of frozen beverage machines and flip-flops. Shortly after filling in for Mumford & Sons, who backed out of their headlining slot at Bonnaroo, Johnson took the chance in the spotlight to announce a fall tour to support a new album, due Sept. 17. Tickets to his Oct. 9 show at the Paramount Theatre go on sale via a lottery on Tuesday. ($69.90, jackjohnsonmusic.com)
Iron & Wine â€” Paramount Theatre, $33.50, Friday 10 a.m.
Folk man Samuel Beam of Iron & Wine has always been known for his transient look, but these days he has cleaned up and is touring a new album. With his fifth release, â€śGhost on Ghost,â€ť about two months old, heâ€™s announced heâ€™ll be bringing his dapper grooming to the Paramount Theatre on Nov. 7. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. ($33.50, tickethorse.com)