Umphrey's McGee Announces Webcasts For Red Rocks Weekend June 29, 2017 14:50
Bob Weir Will Lead An All-Star Cast For Jerry Garcia's 75th Birthday June 12, 2017 12:50
Join the Jerry Garcia Family in celebration of Jerry’s 75th birthday on Friday, August 4th at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO! The celebration will be led by Bob Weir & The Campfire Band and also features the Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Band, an all-star band featuring original Jerry Garcia Band members Melvin Seals, Jackie LaBranch, and Gloria Jones plus Oteil Burbridge, Kamasi Washington, Tom Hamilton and Duane Trucks.
Tickets to the Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Concert will be available via a special fan pre-sale beginning on Wednesday, June 14th at 10am MT via Jerry Garcia Fan Ticketing. Public on-sale begins Friday, June 16th at 10am MT via AXS.com.
Stay tuned for additional line-up announcements & special guests!
Webcast Announced For Trey Anastasio Band + Vulpeck At Red Rocks May 25, 2017 15:12
Widespread Panic Announces Three-Night Red Rocks Run March 17, 2017 11:07
Ween Announces First Red Rocks Show In Eight Years January 30, 2017 16:22
Photo by Keith Griner: Phierce Photo by Keith G
Following an eight year absence, veteran jam band Ween has announced its long awaited return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO on Wednesday, July 12th. Ween, who made their Red Rocks debut in 1995, and also performed at the famed Colorado amphitheater in 2001, 2006 and 2009. Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo, Aaron “Gene Ween” Freeman, Dave Dreiwitz, Claude Coleman Jr. and Glenn McClelland are set to play Red Rocks once more on July 12.
A pre-sale starts Tuesday, January 31 at 10 a.m. MT via Ween Ticketing using the password “GREEN”. The public on-sale starts Friday, February 3 at 10 a.m. MT.
Watch Ween perform "Beacon Light" at Red Rocks in 2009 here:
Watch STS9's Entire 20th Anniversary Red Rocks Show September 10, 2016 13:31
Photo by Jordan Kirkland: Live & Listen
Live electronic veterans STS9 kicked off its annual weekend run at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Friday night, and the band couldn't be coming in on a more positive note. Friday night marked STS9's 20th performance at the famed venue, and they come in fresh off of releasing their latest album, The Universe Inside. The show featured a numbered of debuts from the album, including the two opening songs "Supercluster" and "Out Of This World." An additional highlight came in the form of a guest appearance from vocalist Maureen Murphy on a cover of The Isley Brothers' "Between The Sheets," a song known by many thanks to Notorious B.I.G. and his use of samples on "Big Poppa." Murphy would ultimately return for an encore performance of the STS9 classic "Better Day," which featured Alana Rocklin on stand up bass and was followed by the debut of "Light Years." Fortunately, YouTube user J Mar has shared his footage from the show, and a full setlist courtesy of Church of STS9 can be found below. STS9 returns to the Red Rocks stage on Saturday night for what is sure to be a historic two-night run.
Watch STS9's entire 20th anniversary show at Red Rocks here:
Setlist: STS9 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO - 09.09.16
Set 1: Supercluster(*#)> Out of this World(*%)> Frequencies 2>3, To The World, March, Gobnugget>> Between the Sheets($&)>> Reemergence>> Between the Sheets, Vibyl(@), New Dawn, New Day
Set 2: Simulator> Grow, The Rabble>> Call Jam>> The Rabble, Elsewhere(*), Sun, Moon and Stars($*), Blu Mood> MOD>> Modular Improv>> MOD, World Go Round
Encore: Better Day($!), Light Years(*)
- Show Notes:
- * = first time played
- # = band wearing space helmets
- % = HB technical difficulties throughout song
- $ = w/ Maureen Murphy on vocals
- & = Isley Brothers Cover
- @ = extended jam of Grandmaster Flash’s “The Message”
- ? = Modular Jam
- ! = Alana on Stand Up Bass
Warren Haynes Will Play Jerry Garcia's 'Tiger' at Red Rocks in August July 26, 2016 17:06
Red Rocks Amphitheatre will host a Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration on Monday, August 1st, what would have been the late Grateful Dead guitarist’s 74th birthday. In celebration of the event, Warren Haynes will play Garcia’s iconic Doug Irwin guitar known as Tiger for the first time in public since the Dead’s final show in 1995. Jerry Garcia Band keyboardist Melvin Seals will join Haynes at Red Rocks, along with Jeff Sipe (drums), Lincoln Schleifer (bass), and Jasmine Muhammad (vocals).
Garcia introduced Tiger at Oakland Auditorium on August 4th, 1979, and he continued playing the legendary guitar all the way through his final song ("Box of Rain") at Soldier Field on July 9th, 1995. In 2002, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay purchased the guitar in an auction, and it was recently delivered to members of Dead & Company for their summer tour rehearsals.
While appearing with Bob Weir on What Happens Live last month, Dead & Company guitarist John Mayer showed no interest in playing Tiger. Mayer told host and fellow Deadhead Andy Cohen, “With all the love in the world … It’s not necessarily a contact I want to make … I don’t know that I want to make contact with that part of it, it’s a little touchy for me and it’s just so damn heavy that guitar!”
Tickets for the Red Rocks symphonic celebration are available via AXS.com.
Watch Warren Hayes play Garcia's 'Wolf' with The Boston Pops in Lenox, MA during June of 2013 here:
Celebrate Red Rocks' 75th Anniversary With Five Killer Performances June 15, 2016 17:28
Photo via RedRocksOnline.com
Today, the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre celebrates it's 75th anniversary, and that's something that simply cannot be overlooked. Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a rock structure near Morrison, Colorado, 10 miles west of Denver, where concerts are given in the open-air amphitheatre. There is a large, tilted, disc-shaped rock behind the stage, a huge vertical rock angled outwards from stage right, several large outcrops angled outwards from stage left and a seating area for up to 9,525 people in between. The amphitheater is owned and operated by the City and County of Denver, Colorado and is located in Red Rocks Park, part of the Denver Mountain Parks system.
The earliest notable rock-and-roll performance at Red Rocks was by The Beatles on August 26, 1964, the only concert not sold out during their US-tour. The beautiful and unique setting has led to the venue becoming a favorite for many performers, including Jimi Hendrix on September 1, 1968. U2 performed at the amphitheatre on June 5, 1983 during their War Tour, in front of a crowd of 9,000 people.
Red Rocks was one of the favored venues for The Grateful Dead and the venue has become a traditional stop for many subsequent jam bands. Widespread Panic holds the record for the most sold out performances at Red Rocks (48 shows). Blues Traveler has played the venue every Fourth of July since 1993, except 1999 when lead singer and harmonica player John Popper was unable to play due to heart surgery. The venue has also seen numerous performances from the likes of Phish, My Morning Jacket, Tedeschi Trucks Band, String Cheese Incident, Umphrey's McGee, STS9, and so many more.
In honor of Red Rocks' 75th anniversary, we've included video footage of five of our favorite performances below. We feel confident that we can speak for the all music fans when we say, "Thank you, Red Rocks, for providing an endless amount of memories to music fans far and wide!"
Watch Widespread Panic entire show at Red Rocks on 06.28.2002 here:
Watch Phish's entire first set at Red Rocks from 07.30.2009 here:
Watch String Cheese Incident's "Incident on The Rocks" from 07.23.2013 here:
Watch Umphrey's McGee's entire show at Red Rocks from 06.07.13 here:
Watch My Morning Jacket's entire show at Red Rocks from 05.29.16 here: