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All Shows in Denver - October 2015

Our carefully curated selection of the Shows in Denver for the month of October 2015


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: Closes 12th October 2015

The Greatest Show On Earth has never had so much to offer. It's time to mess around with the world famous Ringling Bros. clowns, see amazing animals, and be awe-struck as you witness airborne acrobatics, speeding motorcycles, and incredible feats of strength! Very much an American icon, this show is an innovative spectacular that strives to care for both its human and animal cast. More info

: Closes 25th October 2015

A new musical about the different paths our life can take, If/Then embarks on its first national tour. Written by the Pulitzer Prize winning duo of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, the show launched on Broadway in 2014, and garnered two Tony nominations. Idina Menzel will reprise her role in the production for the first seven stops of the tour! More info

: 11th October

Questionable collaborations are nothing new, (here's looking at you, Jacko and Paul McCartney) but fantastically unique and ridiculously entertaining ones are fairly rare. Luckily Scottish indie pioneers Franz Ferdinand chose well, nay, perfectly when they asked the Mael brothers to join them in March 2015, thus fusing Sparks and Franz into one ecstatically theatrical electro-rock supergroup. America, prepare to be won over by FFS! More info

: 25th October

Pop legend Janet Jackson is returning this year with her first album in eight years, and a huge world tour to go with it. The first leg of The Unbreakable World Tour hits North America and Canada this Fall, for a total of 36 different dates. One of the biggest names in pop music history, her most iconic tracks are Rhythm Nation, That's the Way Love Goes, and her blockbusting duet with brother Michael, Scream. More info

: 30th October

The young Texan "Coming Home" singer is going on tour this summer in support of his debut album. The gospel and soul singer harks back to an older time, with a strong emphasis on 1960s rhythm and blues. He has gained national press attention for his work, with The Wall Street Journal describing him as a "throwback to '60s-soul a la Otis Redding and Sam Cooke". He also makes a point of performing in vintage clothing from the era, making his act a true throwback to nostalgic times. More info

: 19th October

One of the most successful rock acts to come out of England in the Sixties, The Zombies recently reunited in 2006 after a 30-year hiatus, with all members of the band, past and present taking part in new touring shows! This year, the Odyssey and Oracle Tour, designed for the United States, sees the group once again together, with original members Chris White and Hugh Grundy join Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent performing their seminal 1968 album of the same name. More info

: 13th October

A bouncy six piece outfit hailing from Iceland, with songs infused with more color than the aurora borealis, they deal in infectiously indie-folk filled choruses, that give way to triumphant anthems, whilst taking you along for the ride. After winning a battle of the bands in their native Reykjavik, their debut record 'My Head is an Animal' became a world-wide hit, with lead single 'Little Talks' cementing their place in the mainstream. More info

: 29th October

King Diamond aka Kim Bendix Petersen is the undisputed king of Danish metal, frontman of Mercyful Fate and the star of his own self-named band, accomplished guitarist and bassist, he's been a frontrunner in the Scandinavian metal scene since the mid-1970s and now - despite being almost 60 years old - is showing no signs of slowing down. More info

: 22nd October

The Scottish electronic collective (pronounced 'churches') are back on tour in the wake of releasing their second studio album Every Open Eye, released this year. The trio, led by Lauren Mayberry are known for working a clean sound, with their music style usually tagged as electronic or synthpop. They are kicking off their tour following a set of dates at various music festivals across the States. This new album is a fillow-up to their successful 2013 release, The Bones of What You Believe. More info

: Closes 14th October 2015

Rock and blues singer, keyboardist, guitarist and songwriter, and a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band which concluded in 2014 after a staggering 45 years together, Gregg was inducted with the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2006. His distinctive voice placed him in 70th place in the Rolling Stone list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time". Now flying solo, this spring tour follows hot on the heels of his first solo engagement in January 2015. More info

: 27th October

After experimenting with electronica, this folk rock troubadour returns to his low-fi folk roots with his new album Carrie & Lowell, named after his mother and stepfather. His accompanying tour will be his first since his The Age of Adz engagements in 2010. In the nearly five years since Sufjan Stevens released that last record, he hasn't been idle. He contributed his 2002 Year of the Rabbit album to the New York City Ballet's 2012 production of the same name, and provided the score for the 2015 rodeo documentary-film Roundup. More info

: 12th October

The enduring icon of the 1970's brings her final tour to North America in a series of solo shows that aim to create lasting, unique memories for the audience and the talented singer-songwriter and are set to be the perfect farewell after over four decades in music. From humble beginnings in the Caribbean to the slums of Birmingham England, Aramatrading taught herself to play, after grabbing a guitar for 3 back when she was 14... More info

: 22nd October

Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. More info

: 11th October

Melbourne natives and Future Soul innovators Hiatus Kaiyote describe their sound as "multi-dimentional", "polyrythmic" and "gangster" - their love of genre-bending and blending certainly does make it difficult to pin down. Led by the enigmatic and eclectic vocalist/guitarist Nai Palm, the quartet burst onto the international scene in 2013 with their critically acclaimed debut album Tawk Tomahawk. Fans of the band include Questlove, Erykah Badu and Q-tip. More info

: 27th October

The brainchild of Glenn Danzig, this heavy metal band is setting out on their Skeletons tour this fall, coinciding with the album release of the same name. Citing the early works of Black Sabbath as their main influence, the band's main musical style is described as a bluesy doom-driven heavy metal style. Going strong since 1988 following Danzig's collaboration with Rick Rubin, the band are going strong despite various lineup changes and are enjoyed by a loyal and fanatical fanbase. More info

: 16th October

Long after the days of Guns and Roses, Slash has proven himself an enduring icon of guitar legend, now touring and recording with his own backing group. The Conspiritors are made up of Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass) and Frank Sidoris (touring guitarist). Last year saw them release their first joint album World On Fire to widespread critical acclaim. This fall sees them tour this album amidst strong indications that a second album is on its way. More info

: 31st October

Classic rock in all its finery - long hair, tattoos, intricate guitar solos, epic sing-alongs and headbanging riffs. With their debut album released only in 2013, The Winery Dogs are a pretty new band and still at that initial stage in their career when you can enjoy their awesome music at gigs in smaller venues. The band's four members aren't new to rock 'n roll by any means though, each accomplished musicians who've joined forces to become The Winery Dogs. More info

: Closes 21st October 2015

The madcap adventures of everyone's favourite fiery grandma are back! Mabel Simmons, affectionately known as Madea, isn't your regular sweet little old lady... The streetwise, fast-talking, gun-toting matriarch proves to be one of Tyler Perry's most beloved characters and the first of its type. In Madea On The Run, Perry once again dons the legendary persona to bring her delightful histrionics to stages throughout the US. There are hilarious hijinks aplenty, so get ready to laugh till your sides ache! More info


The Grateful Dead have been resurrected in the form of Dark Star Orchestra. Formed in 1997, this tribute band came up with the novel idea of recreating complete sets from The Grateful Dead's gigantic list of concerts. They adapt their playing and sound depending on what era of Dead they're tackling on the night, and while they slavishly recreate the sound of the band down to the minutest detail, the band often embark on epic improvisations that would make their heroes proud.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Oct 2015:

Boulder Theater

Oct 15, 2015

Ogden Theater

Oct 16, 2015

: 13th October

The legendary Don Henley is heading out on tour in 2015 in support of Cass Country, his first new studio album in 15 years! Recorded in Nashville with longtime producer Stan Lynch, it features guest spots from some of country music's biggest names, including Dolly Parton on the lead single When I Stop Dreaming, and Martina McBride. More info

: 28th October

Patty Griffin is the sweetheart of Americana music and is about to release her 10th studio album, Servant of Love when she tours this fall. Her first studio album, Living With Ghosts, was released in 1996 and received critical acclaim (it featuring only Griffin and her acoustic guitar). Her music style is particularly revered for its stripped-down songwriting, and is mainly centered around folk music. Many of her work has been covered by musicians including Emmylou Harris, Ellis Paul, Rory Block, and the Dixie Chicks, and constantly receives praise from her peers including Willie Nelson. More info

: Closes 21st February 2016

A whirlwind of frenetic energy and musical ingenuity, Murder for Two arrives at Denver's Garner Galleria Theater straight from an acclaimed Off-Broadway. A breathlessly paced two man show, this musical takes the form of an old fashioned Agatha Christie whodunnit, the twist being that one of the actors is a detective, while the actor is all of the dozen or so possible murder suspects. More info

: 27th October

The dance-pop duo are hitting the road in support of this year's album After Hours. Rob Resnick and Cal Shapiro's second full length release, it honed the group's already infectious brand of EDM-enhanced pop and r'n'b to almost dangerous levels. Timeflies' music is big and bright, as evidenced on lead single I Choose U, and is just built for live performances. More info

: 28th October

Indie-Pop songstress Marina Diamandis, stage name Marina and the Diamonds, is set to tour the US off the back of her forthcoming album 'Froot', a continuation of her quirky synth-tinged, electro-dance explorations. While immediately danceable, the Welsh singer-songwriter's music explores deeper subject matter, often culminating in melancholic, slow-burning ballads that brightly contrast her driving pop anthems. More info

: 30th October

Collective Soul road the wave of alt/rock/pop goodness that held the 90s in its thrall, solidifying their mainstream status early on in their career with their first smash hit single Shine. Since they formed in 1992, they've continued to relentlessly tour and release with not a hiatus in sight. Soak up their groove-heavy jams as they hit the road in support of their ninth studio album See What You Started By Continuing, released in October 2015. More info

: 15th October

Lil Dicky, aka David Burd, is a force to be reckoned with in the rapping world. Sure he doesn't fit the typical hip-hop mould, but he's changing things up by combining a razor-sharp wit and self-deprecating humour with a devastating flow. After blowing up the internet with his ridiculously funny videos (Ex-Boyfriend and Lemme Freak just to name a few) he's now headed out on the Looking For Love Tour. More info

: Closes 11th October 2015

Tumble through the looking glass into the land of grinning Cheshire cats, blood-thirsty queens and hatters madder than an Escher staircase - Chicago's Lookingglass Alice has made its way to Denver, brining along with it the wonder and delight of Lewis Caroll's wondrous children's tale! Its a gravity-defying hit for all the family, with an acrobatic infused theatricality that will have you mesmerised. More info

: Closes 24th October 2015

Alejandro Rose-Garcia (aka Shakey Graves) is one of Americana's real cult favorites. Since he first emerged in 2011 with his debut Roll Your Bones, he's been honing his lo-fi mix of country, blues and rock 'n' roll with understated ease, using bandcamp as one of his major selling platforms. His latest full length release was 2014's And The War Came. More info


Matisyahu's breakthrough came in 2006 with his album Youth. Since then, Matisyahu has refined his genre-bending music over a further four studio albums, exploring themes of devotion and spirituality with a deftness of touch that has been fully embraced by the mainstream. His latest record was last year's Akeda, which broke the Billboard Modern Rock Top Ten.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Oct 2015:

Paramount Theater

Oct 16, 2015

Fox Theater

Oct 18, 2015

: 17th October

The Ultimate Doo Wop Show is quickly becoming an annual tradition and an audience favorite! A changing line-up of vocal harmony acts takes the stage at each performance, ensuring no two nights are quite the same! More info

: 30th October

After gaining public attention with his witty songs and skits on YouTube at the grand old age of 18, Bo Burnham has become a hit on the comedy circuit, with his irreverent piano ditties winning over the crowds world-wide. Now in his early 20's Bo is still creating and performing, and starring in his own show (Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous) and guesting on Parks and Recreation. More info

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