So far this summer, Red Rocks has seen incredible performances by Bassnectar, Gramatik, Ellie Goulding, Skrillex, Zeds Dead, Nero, and Dillon Francis, plus two festival gatherings for Global Dub and Global Dance. Tomorrow, the majestic amphitheater will be host to four more of today's most unique and talented acts - Chromeo, Cut Copy, Flume, and Duke Dumont. Currently on tour in support of their chart-topping new album White Women, Chromeo (consisting of Dave 1 and P-Thugg) is taking the country by storm with their groovy and funk-ified sound. With such a stellar supporting lineup as well, there more than a few reasons to attend Red Rocks Amphitheater tomorrow, so we've condensed our list into five of our biggest reasons to go and dance the night away!
"Jealous" Is One Chromeo's Best Tracks Yet
When Chromeo first announced their single "Jealous" in early March, the songs instantly spread like wildfire. Numberous music and news outlets such as Rolling Stones, The Guardian, and more gave the track critical review, applauding the song's unique influence of 80s funk and disco with a modern day twist. The track was accompanied by a music video that was released a week later, and since then the duo have performed the hit single on TV shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Late Show With David Letterman.
None Of Them Have Peformed At Red Rocks Before
Red Rocks Amphitheather is annually revered as one of the United States' most beautiful concert landscapes. Its towering rock formations not only harnesses the sounds of every performance held in its amphitheater, but also directs all of the focus of those attending towards the stage and its picture-esque Denver skyline that lies in its backdrop. It is a goal for any artist, band, or dj to make their way to this musical landmark, so it's expected for them to bring their "A-Game" at every performance. Chromeo's funky and soulful montra, Cut Copy's etheral live sets, Flume's beat-centric performances, and Duke Dumont's impeccably danceable song selection will undoubtedly take this summer's Red Rocks experience to new heights.
All Four Acts Just Performed At Lollapalooza
The renowned Chicago-based festival Lollapalooza just finished its 2014 gathering this past weekend, and Chromeo, Cut Copy, Flume, and Duke Dumont all had their performances livestream-ed on the Red Bull sponsored festival coverage. For any of you who happened to catch their sets either live or at home, you can agree that each of them provided an extraordinary performance to the 300,000+ attendees of the festival. If any of their performances at Lollapalooza come close to their upcoming sets at Red Rocks, tomorrow night is going to be an event to remember.
Each Act Has (Relatively) New Material
Chromeo's newest album White Women has seen critical success since its release in early May, as it hit 11 on the Billboard Top 200 in its first week of sales. The album also featured an incredible diversity of artists, lyricist, and producers that include Pat Mahoney from LCD Soundsystem, Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend, Solange, and Fool's Gold record members Oliver and A-trak, who for those unaware is actually Dave 1's younger brother. Cut Copy hasn't released any new music since November of last year, however the Grammy-nominated band has still seen incredible success thanks to their latest album Free Your Mind and its single "We Are Explorers." Flume's recent releases include remixes of Lorde's "Tennis Court," Chet Faker's "Gold," and his collaboration with Emoh Instead of What So Not and RL Grime on "Tell Me." Duke Dumont has also released a plethora of material in the last few months, most notably his single "Won't Look Back" and EP For Club Play Only - Pt. 3.
There's Only A Few EDM Red Rocks Shows Before Winter Hiatus
The Red Rocks season is a short one, as the amphitheater is generally open to performances from late April until Early October. In this period of time, there are plenty of shows to attend that range from live bands to dj performances, however once the fall season is well on its way, the doors to Red Rocks stay closed until the following spring. We're currently more than halfway into the show season, so those of you that are still looking for an event at Red Rocks before the season finished, Chromeo's performance with Cut Copy, Flume, and Duke Dumont is exactly how you'd want to spend your final show at Red Rocks this season.
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