13 Denver Shows You Don't Want to Miss in October
It always seems like spring and fall are the busiest times of the year for concerts, and this October in Colorado is no exception. There are countless incredible artists (both local and touring) playing in Denver this month, but we've managed to narrow down things down to 13 shows that you can't miss in October - a fitting number for the spookiest month of the year.
Some massive artists such as Krewella will be playing in Denver this month, following an incredibly busy festival season while Deadmau5 is planning on playing a few one-off U.S. shows at none other than the famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre - something you surely don't want to miss. If you're not really into EDM though (we get it, it's not everyone's cup of tea) then there are some great rock shows coming through town, too. Setting the tone for the rest of the month is Motionless In White at Summit Music Hall, followed by what promises to be a chaotic show from The Bronx, Plague Vendor and '68 at Globe Hall. Whatever you're into, October promises to be one hell of a busy month, and if you're having a hard time deciding which shows to see, maybe we can help!
As always, let us know which shows you're excited to see this month in the comments! Who should we check out in this month? Let us know!
10/8 - Motionless In White @ Summit Music Hall
Following the release of their most recent album, Graveyard Shift earlier this year, Motionless In White are finally embarking on their highly anticipated headlining tour with The Amity Affliction, Miss May I & William Control. What better way to kick off the spookiest month of the year than a show that promises to be theatrical and scary as hell?
10/10 - Krewella @ The Ogden Theatre
Krewella know how to throw a party. They did back in 2013 when opening up for Zeds Dead at the 1st Bank Center and they do now, especially after after a busy summer of shows and festivals and melting fans’ faces. Krewella does not quite fit in with the EDM herd, which resonates deeply with anyone who does not quite fit in - even if you’ve never listened to them until now, you’re bound to have a great time at their upcoming headliner at The Ogden!
10/12 - LAYNE @ Moon Room
The last time LAYNE came through Denver, they played to a tiny crowd at the intimate Lost Lake Lounge, and it was quite possibly one of the best shows of 2016. This time around, they’re playing with Brooklyn based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Soren Bryce for a show you definitely don’t want to miss. The intimacy of the Moon Room will be the perfect setting for LAYNE’s hauntingly beautiful sound and the show comes just after the release of their new EP, Wednesday, which means fans get to hear some new music live!
10/14 - innerspace @ The Fiske Planetarium
Colorado’s own progressive rock band innerspace will be putting on a one of a kind show at the Fiske Planetarium in Boulder alongside fellow local artists GhostPulse and Tyto Alba. Last month, innerspace released a stunning video for their song “Voyager” for which they used a high altitude weather balloon to capture images of this year’s solar eclipse from the stratosphere. The band’s love for all things science makes playing at the Fiske Planetarium a dream come true and offers fans the perfect environment to truly understand what innerspace is all about.
10/14 & 10/15 - The Bronx @ Globe Hall
If you’re looking for a high energy, one of a kind show, then The Bronx’s upcoming two night stint at the intimate Globe Hall is what you need. Not only do the Los Angeles natives promise to put on an incredible performance, but the opening acts, ‘68 and Plague Vendor are not to be missed, either. We’ll be surprised if Globe Hall makes it through two nights of this madness.
10/19 - deadmau5 @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
The Red Rocks season is quickly winding down with the last show of the year taking place at the end of this month, but there are still some great shows hitting the historic outdoor amphitheatre before then. Even though the weather is getting colder, it’s well worth it to bundle up, grab some hot cocoa and catch some great shows at Red Rocks, and what better performance to close out an amazing summer concert season than deadmau5? Although the second of his two performances is already sold out, you have the chance to grab tickets for the show on the 19th for a mind blowing performance. This is one you don’t want to miss.
10/22 - Mutemath @ The Ogden Theatre
Mutemath somehow always manage to one-up their incredible live performances, and with their new album, Play Dead out now, their current tour promises to be one for the books. The band easily combines a stellar live sound with stunning visuals to create a fully immersive live show.
10/25 - LANY @ The Ogden Theatre
Prior to kicking off the second leg of their headlining dates in support of their recently released self-titled album, LANY had already sold over 30k tickets for their fall tour. The trio has been gaining speed ever since the release of their Make Out EP in 2015 and the 2016 follow-up, kinda, and have quickly broken into stardom, playing 135 shows in 28 countries in this year alone. Their unique brand of moody pop has made them a quick favorite for fans of artists such as The 1975, and their live performances certainly live up to the hype.
The last time the band came through Denver, they easily sold out The Bluebird, so grab tickets to this show before they’re gone, too!
10/26 - I The Mighty @ The Marquis Theater
I The Mighty will be releasing their new album, Where the Mind Wants to Go / Where You Let it Go less than a week before their headlining show at The Marquis in Denver, making this one a must-see. Given the current political climate, it goes without saying that I The Mighty will have plenty to say on their new album and if their two new songs, “Chaos In Motion” and “Silver Tongues” are any indication, this album promises to be one of their best releases yet. Along with an exciting live performance themselves, I The Mighty are bringing some incredible support along with them - Hail The Sun and Good Tiger will be opening the show.
10/27 - Modern Suspects @ Lost Lake Lounge
Looking for a cool way to celebrate Halloween this year? Channel 93.3 is putting on the Terrified Halloween Party at Lost Lake Lounge with local favorites Modern Suspects, OptycNerd and VYNYL. This late show will be the perfect event to kick off an awesome weekend of Halloween festivities, and you get to hear some great local music while you’re at it.
10/30 - The Used @ The Fillmore Auditorium
Well after fifteen years together, The Used are still going strong with their seventh studio album, The Canyon out on October 27th! Only three days after the release of the highly anticipated album, the band will be hitting The Fillmore Auditorium for what promises to be one hell of a headlining gig. And making things even better? The legendary Glassjaw is joining The Used as support. This is one show you don’t want to miss.
10/31 - Have Mercy @ The Marquis Theater
Halloween parties are overrated, and you’re probably too old to be trick or treating, so why not dress up for what promises to be an incredible headlining show at The Marquis from Have Mercy? This stacked lineup, which includes Boston Manor, Can’t Swim and A Will Away will provide you with the perfect Halloween show, and we’re sure the bands will get into the holiday spirit as well!
10/31 - The Front Bottoms @ The Ogden Theatre
Choosing between Have Mercy and The Front Bottoms might be hard, but if you make it out to this show instead, you’re still in for a real treat. The Front Bottoms’ shows tend to get rowdy and Halloween will only add another element to an already great live performance. Basement and Bad Bad Hats are opening too, so you’re going to want to show up early!