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How to Avoid High Concert Ticket Prices and Scammers in Colorado

If you attend concerts in Colorado regularly, then you’re probably familiar with the ticket scalpers that normally hang out outside of sold-out shows, asking for extra tickets or trying to get a few off of their hands. For years, this has been the norm when it comes to attending concerts or any large events, but the ticket reseller market has become a little bit more complex in 2018.

10 Colorado Shows You Need to See in August

Think of the month of August as the calm before the storm. With venues like The Marquis Theater and Summit Music Hall currently under renovation and reopening next month, as well as countless fall tours getting announced every day, the fall and winter concert season in Colorado is shaping up to be insane.

Porter Robinson and Madeon Brought The Fillmore Auditorium to Life at The Shelter Live Tour

Porter Robinson and Madeon’s Shelter Live Tour is an otherworldly experience. Ever since returning home from the show in Denver last night, I’ve been trying to come up with the right words to properly explain it, and the only thing that comes to mind is unreal. What else would you expect from these two powerhouses, though? The Colorado stop of the collaborative tour sold out almost immediately after tickets went on sale, and although it would have been better suited for Red Rocks (if only it were still Summer) Porter Robinson and Madeon really made the Fillmore Auditorium come alive - something that proves to be challenging for many musicians.

Borgore and Zomboy Bring Mind Blowing Sound and Visuals to 1st Bank Center for Safe In Sound Festival

Safe In Sound Festival brought booming speakers and heavy hitting electronic acts to Broomfield's 1st Bank Center on Friday, November 4th. Despite the fact that the venue lies just outside the city limits of Denver Colorado, countless fans lined up outside the venue, taking advantage of the warmer fall weather to dress up (or down) for the night's festivities. Alongside an incredible sound system, the evening's lineup consisted of Decadon, Just A Gent, LAXX, Zomboy and Borgore.

Anthony Green Commands Summit Music Hall

When entering the Summit Music Hall on Friday, I knew that I was in for a treat. With Anthony Green known for his untouchable stage presence and two impressive recent releases from both of the opening acts, my expectations were set pretty high, and from the moment I walked in the venue, the sense of camaraderie between the each musician on the tour and all the fans in the room was like nothing I had ever experienced before.

Despite Sound Problems, Blink-182 Give Fans The Show of a Lifetime

When Mark Hoppus made a joke about playing in a tin can, it was obvious that he was poking fun at the name of Denver’s venue, the Pepsi Center, but even from the more expensive floor seats, his words rang true. Although I’ve lived in Colorado my entire life, this was my first concert at the Pepsi Center, but long before Blink-182, or their openers The All-American Rejects and A Day To Remember took the stage, I was already well aware that the venue is notorious for not having the greatest sound. Unfortunately, this was proven true throughout the night as sets were riddled with sound problems, but thankfully, each band’s performance (especially Blink-182’s) more than made up for the less than high quality sound system.

Taste of Chaos @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 7/6/16

Halfway through their set at the historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Taking Back Sunday frontman Adam Lazzara said what we all were thinking - “I know many of you are here for nostalgic purposes.” To an extent, it was true. Having grown up listening to the four bands on this year’s Taste of Chaos lineup (Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, Saosin and The Early November) not only was this show the perfect excuse for me to finally catch a concert at Red Rocks for the first time, but it almost felt like a high school reunion. However when Lazzara continued, his words seemed to spark something inside of many of the twenty and thirty-somethings in the crowd. “We were there when you got your driver's license, we were there when you began to explore your bodies in the back of your dad’s car, when you did or did not go to college, and we’re not going anywhere.” As it turns out, we’re still those same emo teenagers at heart.

Colours @ The Bluebird Theater, 6/21/16

When I first heard that electronic two-piece Colours would be serving as direct support for Andy Black of Black Veil Brides’ solo headlining tour, I was surprised. Not because I didn’t think that the duo couldn’t handle it, but because it seemed like an interesting bill. Would Andy Black’s devoted fans welcome Colours with open arms, or would their performance fall flat on fans who were only excited for the headliner? I don’t know why I even questioned it, because as soon as vocalist Kyle Tamo opened his mouth at the band's Denver show, the crowd was in awe.

The Lumineers @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 6/8/16

Having not played Colorado since January of 2015 I personally began to wonder what had happened to the Denver’s favorite indie folk band. But then, with the release of their sophomore album, Cleopatra earlier this year, it became obvious that the band would be returning to Colorado very soon. Needless to say, The Lumineers were welcomed back by fans who missed them dearly with two sold out shows at the legendary red rocks.

Pierce The Veil @ Summit Music Hall, 6/7/16

When Pierce The Veil came through Denver for the second date of their Misadventures tour, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. The band dropped their new album, Misadventures less than a month prior, and were set to play it full, which seemed pretty risky. What if fans weren’t feeling it? What if they wanted to hear some older music? What would the turnout be like? Honestly, I don’t know why I wondered any of this, because it’s Pierce The Veil, for crying out loud. With such a dedicated fanbase (people were lining up outside the venue starting at four in the morning) it was no surprise that everyone knew every word to every song the band played, and with two strong supporting acts to open, the show was stellar from start to finish.