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Denver All Shows in May 2015

Our selection of the best shows in Denver for the month of May 2015

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: Closes 27th May 2015

The British comedian is often lauded as one of the most influential comics of the last two decades so any chance to see him in his original guise, doing stand-up, live, should be grasped with both hands. In 2011 Izzard turned talking "Bollocks" into an art form performed and sold out Madison Square Garden in New York. FORCE MAJEURE has been his most extensive comedy tour ever, and it continues its mammoth journey around the globe in 2015! More info

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: Closes 10th May 2015

Leapin' lizards... Annie is coming to town! Annie is a delightful theatrical experience for the entire family. Don't miss this Tony-nominated Broadway production of the timeless family tale of Little Orphan Annie. This season's tour stars talented nine-year old actress Issie Swickle in the lead role performing classics like 'Tomorrow' and 'Hard Knock Life'! More info

: 31st May

The veteran vocalist is out on the road promoting his most recent album release Melody Road, with a brand-new show filled with classic hits and irresistible charisma. Don't miss your chance to experience timeless singles like "Sweet Caroline" and "Red Red Wine" in concert! More info

: 11th May

Known for forging a path through the New Romantic landscape of the early 80's with their mercurial performances backed up by a sound often likened to Phil Spector's pop savvy infused with the slowing boiling heat of The Velvet Underground, The Jesus & Mary Chain are back to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their remarkable debut album, Psychocandy. More info

: 9th May

The Monster-In-law actress and comedian is acknowledged as one of the funniest stand-up comics by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. Known for her lively, machine-gun fire wit that has seen her play the straight-talking sidekick in various film and tv projects, Sykes' repertoire focuses on wide-ranging subjects including gay marriage, racism and even federal government overspending. You name it, she'll most likely have an opinion - and a cuss - for it. More info

: 10th May

Since they first hit the rock scene with the release of their monumental debut album Days of Future Passed, The Moody Blues have continued to produce music that bridges the gap between classical and pop-rock genres. The Moody Blues offers that unique experience of rock & roll delivered with connectedness and commitment. More info

: 27th May

Portland's Decemberists are indie-folk's greatest ambassadors of unique songs, infused with history and fables backed by lush and inviting melodies. Since forming in 2001, they have become a mainstay on the scene, continually releasing their wonderfully whimsical records and putting on unforgettable live shows! More info

: 20th May

The Divine Miss M is back on tour for the first time in a decade. She's hitting the road to promote her new record It's the Girls, a collection of covers from the golden age of the girl group. Alongside these hits from the 50s and 60s, she'll also be performing tracks from her enviable back catalogue such as Rose and Wind Beneath My Wings. More info

: 28th May

Back with their sixth studio album "Why Make Sense?", the British electronic music band has enjoyed nominations for both the Grammys and Mercury Prize; no mean feat as these guys have continuously worked since forming in 2000. Known for heavily improvising their studio album works in live performances, they are a regular feature on the festival circuit on both sides of the Atlantic, even playing at Coachella. Also possessing a keen DJ contingent within the ranks, the band have released mix CDs and other material for international release, boosting their profile even further. More info

: 11th May

David Sedaris is a Grammy Award-nominated humorist, writer, comedian, bestselling author, and radio contributor. Much of his humor is is drawn from his unusual North Carolina background, his varied stream of odd-jobs (Christmas elf at Macy's, anyone?) and plays to his self-deprecating strengths, and now often concerns his life today in France with his partner. More info

: 12th May

Bittersweet songbird Lana Del Rey has carved a niche for herself as one of the hottest female performers out there at the moment, following the success of her first single Video Games when it was released in 2012. Called a 'gangsta Nancy Sinatra', Del Rey's stage persona fuses the elegance of a 1950s screen siren with streetwise charm and haunting, breathy trilling. In support of her sophomore album, "Ultraviolence", Del Rey is set to tour with rock hellraiser Courtney Love for the first eight dates before continuing eastwards on the next leg. More info

: Closes 10th May 2015

Pursued by a serpent in a strange land between the sun and the moon, Prince Tamino soon finds himself at the centre of a wild adventure when he is saved by the mysterious handmaidens of the commanding Queen of the Night. Sent on a mission to save the Queen's captured daughter Pamina with a magic flute and bumbling servant Papageno, Prince Tamino's trials have just begun as he loses his heart to the Princess and comes to realise that the nature of good and evil in this odd place may not be as clear as they first appear. More info

: 17th May

Alan Jackson has been in the country music making business for a quarter of a decade, a fact that he's celebrating with a nationwide tour. Sure to be on his setlist is his debut Top 40 hit Here in the Real World and the Grammy Award-winning Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning). More info

: 9th May

Purveyors of kinetic and confessional indie rock with a dance pop sheen, The Wombats are back in the US with a brand new studio record, Glitterbug and they're ready to tear up the dance-floor this summer! More info

: 7th May

The ever undefinable Primus offer up another slice of musical weirdness this summer with the release of eighth studio album Primus and the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble, and it's supporting tour. It's a 're-imagining' of the soundtrack from the Gene Wilder starring cult classic from 1973, and will feature Primus' original line-up for the first time since 1995. More info

: Closes 31st May 2015

A dizzying array of influences have informed Bassnectar's music making. The superstar DJ and producer has melded his wide-ranging loves (everything from Nirvana from Orbital) into a rainbow of electronica and house music, an eclectic approach which has seen him reach the upper echelons of the DJing world. More info

: 30th May

Tame Impala are back this Spring with a handful of dates across North America. These concerts may well be a testing ground for new material, as the band have been hard at work on their follow up to 2012's Lonerism, due out this year. Tantalisingly for fans, lead singer Kevin Parker has decreed that this forthcoming third album will make "Lonerism look like amateur hour." More info

: 13th May

UK superstar Jessie J is taking her third album Sweet Talker on an extensive world tour in 2015, and she hits North American shores this April and May. It was a record which marked the singer's real ascension to the top of the pop table, as it featured the global smash Bang Bang. More info

: 22nd May

The English Beat (or The Beat as they're known in their native UK) surprised fans last year with the announcement of a new record in the works. Their first studio album since 1982's Special Beat Service, Here We Go Love is being funded through the crowdfunding site Pledgemusic and is due for release later this year. More info

: 28th May

After a shaky breakthrough on America's Got Talent,we're lucky Lindsey Sterling didn't take British villain Piers Morgan's words to heart, in fact, she has gone on to find success so stratospheric, that will surely have Morgan eating his words. The one of a kind violist/dancer is now one of the most successful artists on the internet, her videos having notched up an impressive 560 millions views in just 3 years. Channelling everything from Celtic folk, dubsteb, electronica, via Broadway and hip-hop, she is undoubtedly one of the most unique musicians touring today. More info

: 16th May

Bobby McFerrin is singer, conductor and ten-time Grammy Award winner. And if that's not enough, his 1988 hit 'Don't Worry, Be Happy' (yes, we know you know that one!) held the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for two weeks solid! Today, Bobby continues to tour, taking his original and varying vocal talents across the USA. More info

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