15 Colorado Shows You Need to See in October
Fall concert season in Colorado is always insane, and this October is no different! With countless incredible shows coming through town this month, it was hard to narrow things down to just a few must-sees. Not only are there some incredible Halloween parties happening this month, but there are also some one of a kind shows that are sure to sell out before they hit.
For those who are looking to let loose this month, concerts like Palisades, the One Flew West/Slow Caves cover show and 3OH!3’s WANT House Party Tour are for you! But don’t worry, there are some great shows that’ll speak to those who want something a little deeper, as well. With Tom Morello headlining The Gothic and Stick To Your Guns not only playing Summit but also hosting a charity event in Denver, there’s a little bit of everything happening in Colorado this month!
Check out some of our most anticipated shows of October below! Who do you think we should check out this month? As always, let us know in the comments!
10/6 - All Time Low @ The Fillmore Auditorium
Although Dashboard Confessional were forced to drop off of this upcoming show due to a family emergency, All Time Low and Gnash are still ready to rock The Fillmore Auditorium on October 6th, kicking off a packed fall season of incredible shows in Denver. Currently touring in support of their new singles, “Everything Is Fine” and “Birthday,” the band has new material to wow fans with and a larger than life stage presence that is better than ever.
10/7 - Basement @ Moon Room
Basement are returning to Denver this month for an intimate show at Summit’s Moon Room stage alongside Elder Brother and Pllush. With a stacked lineup and a small room full of die-hard fans, this show is sure to be great from start to finish.
10/8 - Fickle Friends @ Globe Hall
Known for their sparkling brand of indie-pop, Fickle Friends have been incredibly busy since the release of their new album, You Are Someone Else earlier this year, with nearly non-stop tour dates, the launch of their new label and even more new music. The band recently released their new single, “Broken Sleep” and are sure to showcase it and other new tunes on their upcoming tour dates, which include a stop at Globe Hall in Denver!
10/8 & 10/9 - Against Me! @ Summit
Against Me! are playing two very special shows at Summit this month, performing “As the Eternal Cowboy” and “New Wave” in their entirety on October 8th and 9th, respectively. With the band dipping into their earlier catalog, these are two shows that you do not want to miss!
10/9 - Neck Deep @ The Boulder Theater
Neck Deep are still going strong in support of their latest album, The Peace and the Panic, with a headlining show at The Boulder Theater on October 9th. At a capacity of only 800, The Boulder Theater is half the size of The Ogden, where the band headlined earlier this year, which means Neck Deep about to pack their high energy and exciting performance into a significantly more intimate venue. And with Stand Atlantic, WSTR and Gardenside opening, this show promises to be killer from start to finish.
10/10 - Vinyl Theatre @ The Marquis Theater
Vinyl Theatre are already known to put on an incredible show, and with their stunning new album, STARCRUISER out now, the band will have a massive catalogue of music to pull from, making for an incredibly full performance. With The Catching opening alongside Denver locals Modern Suspects and 1000 Miles of Fire, this show is one you don’t want to miss!
10/11 - Palisades @ The Marquis Theater
If you’ve never seen Palisades before, then you’re in for a real treat! With their own unique sound that combines elements of post-hardcore, hip-hop, pop and even a bit of EDM, there isn’t a dull moment during a Palisades show, whether you’re moshing, dancing or singing along at the top of your lungs. With Dayseeker, Savage Hands and Colony Collapse opening, this one is worth showing up early for as well!
10/13 - The Hollow @ The Marquis Theater
The Hollow just released their exciting and highly-anticipated new EP, Contact! Thankfully, you’ll have some time to learn every song on the EP before they play their release show on October 13th at The Marquis. As one of Denver’s most energetic and solid live acts, The Hollow promise to put on one hell of a show this time around, and with The Trujillo Company, Bitter Suns and Thousand Frames opening, this one is going to be a night you won’t forget!
10/16 - Tom Morello
Do we need to convince you to go see the legendary Tom Morello? With a venue as intimate as The Gothic, this show promises to be one of a kind. On top of playing his upcoming album, The Atlas Underground in full, elect fans will get the chance to share a drink with Tom as he tells behind-the-scenes stories about the making of his forthcoming record with famed collaborators like Marcus Mumford, Portugal. The Man, Gary Clark Jr., Big Boi, Bassnectar, and more. The intimate show promises live guitar demonstrations and may even include a few special appearances by surprise guests!
10/17 - Cane Hill @ Larimer Lounge
We’re not even quite sure if the tiny stage at Larimer Lounge will be able contain the insanity that is Cane Hill, and with high energy hardcore band, Sharptooth and Afterlife opening, it’ll be a surprise if the venue is still standing by the end of the night. If you’ve never witnessed a performance by any of these bands, then you need to make it out to this show.
10/19 - Polyphia @ The Bluebird Theater
With their highly-anticipated new album, New Levels New Devils out on October 12th, Polyphia are set to celebrate the release on October 19th at The Bluebird Theater. Rounding out the night and making for a perfect lineup are Hail The Sun and Covet, making this show a must-see from start to finish.
10/21 - Stick To Your Guns @ Summit
Stick To Your Guns are just about to kick off their co-headlining tour with Emmure, but this run of dates is made particularly special by the band’s new #HopeBringers initiative. Inspired by their supportive community of fans, the band’s #HopeBringers initiative asking fans to post photos and videos on Instagram and Twitter of themselves making a positive difference in the world and tagging #HopeBringers in the post. The band will select a handful of shared post on their social channels throughout the course of the tour.
In addition, the band will also be organizing 4 different events for shows on their upcoming tour, with one happening in Denver! The band will be teaming up with Denver Homeless Out Loud to collect donations for the homeless community in Denver and surrounding areas. For more information, watch the full video HERE.
10/26 - One Flew West & Slow Caves @ Larimer Lounge
One Flew West, Slow Caves and Compass & Cavern are teaming up for an exciting Halloween show, with each band performing a cover set. One Flew West will be playing songs by Tenacious D, Slow Caves will be playing songs by The Strokes and Compass & Caven will be performing a set of Disney songs. This unique show is a must-see and just in time to get you in the Halloween spirit!
10/31 - Itchy-O Hallowmass
If you’re looking for an exciting way to spend Halloween, then you need to attend Itchy-O’s Hallowmass. An immersive and inclusive show, Itchy-O take over the entirety of Summit for this one of a kind performance. If you need convincing, check out photos from last year’s Hallowmass HERE.
10/31 - 3OH!3 and Emo Nite @ The Aggie Theatre
Last but certainly not least is easily the best Halloween party in Colorado! Emo Nite is returning once more, only this time, they’re bringing along 3OH!3 and Lil Aaron for the WANT House Party Tour. Not quite a concert and not quite an Emo Nite, this show promises to be a perfect blend of both, full of sing-alongs, drink specials and exciting antics all night long. As if the 3OH!3/Emo Nite combination wasn’t good enough, with this show falling on Halloween, you’re sure to see some incredible costumes. (Keep a tally of the My Chemical Romance makeup for us!)