Beat the Heat with These Summertime Throwback Denver Concerts

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Throw it back this summer with some of the greatest bands of all time. We have put together a list of concerts coming to the Denver area that are sure to launch you right into a nostalgic, sepia-toned trance. From Def Leppard to Alice Cooper to Yo-Yo Ma, these are some big-name bands that you won’t want to miss.

 

Def Leppard

July 21, 6:00 p.m. @ Coors Field

Def Leppard is a British rock band created in 1977. With over 100 million records sold across the world, they are one of the top selling bands in history.

 

What we hope to hear live: Pour Some Sugar on Me

 

Foreigner

with special guests Whitesnake & Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening

July 24, 7:00 p.m. @ Pepsi Center

Foreigner was founded in NYC in 1976. Mick Jones is the only original band member still performing in the band today.

 

Falling under the hard rock genre, Whitesnake is a widely known British rock band formed in the late 1970s. The band has broken up and rejoined a couple of times, most recently back in 2002.

 

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience has been touring across North America for nearly a decade, bringing the music of Led Zeppelin back to the live stage for audiences to enjoy.

 

What we hope to hear live: I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner, Still of the Night - Whitesnake, Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

 

Shania Twain

July 27, 7:00 p.m. @ Pepsi Center

Shania Twain is the highest grossing female country singer of all time, and with over 100 million records sold, one of the top selling artists period. According to the RIAA, Twain is the only female artist to have three albums in a row reach Diamond certification.

 

What we hope to hear live: From This Moment On

 

Weezer

July 31, 6:00 p.m. @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

Weezer is an American rock band founded in 1992. The band has sold just over 17 million records worldwide, ranging from classical rock to a more modern pop-rock sound in recent years.

 

What we hope to hear live: My Name Is Jonas

 

Steve Miller Band

August 4, 7:30 p.m. @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

Formed in 1966, the Steve Miller Band is led by Steve Miller himself. Two years ago, Miller was inducted as a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Solo Artist. The band is famous for its classic rock hits, which still play regularly on many radio stations today.


What we want to hear live: Take the Money and Run

 

Alice Cooper

August 8, 7:30 p.m. @ Pikes Peak Center

Alice Cooper is known primarily for his shockingly obscure rock music and live performances, including his outrageously raspy voice and wild stage props. Once known as a band name, Alice Cooper took on a solo career and the famous band’s name for his own in the late 1970s.

 

What we hope to hear live: School’s Out

 

“1964” the Tribute

August 24, 8:00 p.m. @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

1964 the Tribute has been performing original Beatles’ hits for nearly 35 years. The band was formed in 1984 with no plans to stop performing in the near future.

 

What we hope to hear live: Yellow Submarine

 

ABBA: The Concert

August 24, 7:00 p.m. @ Levitt Pavilion Denver

Commonly referred to as “the closest to ABBA you’ll ever get,” ABBA The Concert is widely popular across all of North America. For well over a decade, 21st Century Artists, Inc. has put on shows at popular venues in Los Angeles, Chicago, Brooklyn, and West Palm Beach. Don’t miss out on this ultimate tribute experience.

 

What we want to hear live: Dancing Queen

 

Dave Matthews Band

August 24 & 25, 8:00 p.m. @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

Dave Matthews Band, or DMB, is from Charlottesville, Virginia.  Since its conception, the DMB has been known for slightly altering the way they play their songs during each live performance. Collectively, the band has sold a combined 68 million CDs and DVDs, as well as totaling over 80 million ticket sales in the past 27 years.

 

What we hope to hear live: Crash into Me

 

Lionel Richie

featured at the JAS Aspen Snowmass music festival

August 31, 7:00 p.m. @ Snowmass Town Park

Lionel Richie is an extremely famous American singer-songwriter-producer, specializing in soul and R&B genres. Until 1982, Richie was a member of the Commodores, a funk and soul band of the late 1960s. Having sold over 90 billion records, Richie is one of the top grossing artists of all time.

 

What we hope to hear live: All Night Long

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