Here are the Colorado concert tickets going on sale — Riot Fest, Dave Chappele, MGMT and more.
Riot Fest (the Replacements, Blink-182, Public Enemy and more) — $89.99-$189.99, on sale now
If you did a quick man-on-the-street poll in the late ’90s of people’s favorite bands, you’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 — and that sounds like a pre-iPod CD collection. So that’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) — Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, $24-$89.50, Friday 10 a.m.
Where would Dave Chappelle’s career have taken him if he hadn’t gone AWOL in 2005 and left production during the third season of his show? Had he stayed the course, it probably wouldn’t be such a rare sight for the comedian to make a stop in Denver. It’s been years since we’ve seen Chappelle, and he’s announced his return to the Mile High City this year as part of the Funny or Die Oddball tour. If that wasn’t enough, he’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 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. ($24-$89.50, livenation.com)
MGMT — Fillmore Auditorium, $35, Saturday 10 a.m.
MGMT has fallen to the wayside a bit after releasing its sophomore album, “Congratulations,” 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 — Paramount Theatre, $69.90, Tuesday
Is Jack Johnson the Jimmy Buffett of another generation? Let’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 — 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, “Ghost on Ghost,” about two months old, he’s announced he’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)