For the first time since March 13, 2020, we're resuming our weekly list of live, in-person shows coming to Denver stages — The Know

Editor’s note: Before the pandemic, for many years we ran a weekly feature called Tickets on Sale, a simple list of upcoming shows with info on how to get tickets. The last time we published Tickets on Sale was March 13, 2020, not long before stay-at-home orders shuttered most of Colorado. At the time, we thought we’d resume publishing lists of events after a few weeks. Instead, it’s been 392 days. We didn’t feel comfortable resuming Tickets on Sale until it became safer — and more feasible — to attend large events, and now that large venues are reopening under current guidelines and vaccine rates are increasing, it feels like time to bring it back. Even still, as with all events during the pandemic, showtimes and other details may change at any moment, so check with the venue or promoter in advance. 

The inch-by-inch return to live music has looked more like a fast-rising tide over the last couple of weeks, assuming that full-capacity safety will be the norm in the coming months.

While there are no guarantees of these shows happening — and you should keep that in mind while buying tickets — there’s still a lot to potentially look forward to (including prices for these shows, which promoters such as Live Nation have increasingly and infuriatingly left off their announcements). Also remember that, for now, venues hosting shows this spring will still be operating at reduced capacity, such as Red Rocks’ 2,500-person variance.

Here is this week’s crop of larger and mid-sized concerts announced for the metro area.

Country star and vaccination-advocate Eric Church will headline Ball Arena in one of the venue’s first big non-sporting events since changing its name from the Pepsi Center. Tickets for the Oct. 15 concert are on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 7. (Prices not yet available,

Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters will play Ball Arena next year as part of his rescheduled This Is Not a Drill tour (original playing Denver on Sept. 2, 2020). Tickets for the new, Sept. 6, 2022, concert are on sale. ($65-$250,

Also at Ball Arena: Singer Andrea Bocelli on Oct. 31, on sale at 10 a.m. May 3, prices not yet available, and Kane Brown on Oct. 10, on sale at 10 a.m. April 16. (

Comic, podcaster and “The Mandalorian” actor Bill Burr (who plays Mayfeld on that Disney+ streamer) will headline Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Sept. 16 as part of the return of live comedy to the legendary — and legendarily intimidating for comedy — venue. Tickets are on sale at 10 a.m. April 9. ($39.75-$69.75,

Producer and vocalist Zhu has added an impressive fifth and sixth shows to his Red Rocks run, with previously announced dates on May 3, 4, 5 and 9 selling out quickly. As of press time, there were still regular-price tickets left for the new, May 11 show, with the May 10 show having sold out earlier this week. ($60-$80,

Powerhouse Memphis act Lucero is bringing its twang-inflected rock and soul back to Red Rocks for a May 16 concert with opener Shane Smith & the Saints. Tickets for the all-ages show are on sale at 10 a.m. April 9. ($49-$60,

Producer Diplo is staging a two-night stand at Red Rocks, May 12-13, with an opening set from Sidepiece and tickets on sale at 10 a.m. April 9. All ages are welcome. ($52.80-$89.75,

Also announced for Red Rocks Amphitheatre: Boulder-based funk heroes Sunsquabi, debuting as venue-headliners on May 6 ($49.50-$59.50); lacerating garage-rockers OSees (formerly Thee Oh Sees) with LFZ, on May 15 ($57.50-$70); and L.A. rockers Mt. Joy with opener Del Water Gap, on May 22 ($55-$75). Most shows are on sale starting at 10 a.m. April 9. (

Japanese Breakfast, a.k.a. Michelle Zauner, has a new album ready for June and a tour that brings her band to the Ogden Theatre on Oct. 8, with opener Luna Li. Tickets for the 16-and-up concert are on sale at 10 a.m. April 16. ($25.75-$30,

Trey Kennedy and his rhetorical “Are You For Real?” tour will stop by Denver’s historic Paramount Theatre on Dec. 5, with tickets for the all-ages show on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 9. (Prices not yet available,

Legendary indie band Godspeed You! Black Emperor is playing a pair of Front Range shows early next year, including a Feb. 25 show at Englewood’s Gothic Theatre ($35, 16-and-up) and a Feb. 26 concert at the Boulder Theater (also $35, all-ages). Both shows are on sale at 10 a.m. April 9 at and, respectively.

Also announced for the Boulder Theater: Zion I, with two shows on May 19 ($30-$35); Bowregard on May 28 ($30-$35); rescheduled dates for Sodown, May 26-27 ($40-$45); a second night for Shakedown Street on June 24 ($25); and Trickster Carousel on July 15 ($50). Most shows are either on sale now or starting at 10 a.m. April 9. Visit for tickets.

Montana’s Satsang will headline Mishawaka Amphitheatre in Bellvue June 9-10, adding to a robust lineup of local and touring acts that have filled out the gorgeous venue’s calendar starting on April 9 (think Dave Watts & Friends, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Head for the Hills and more). While capacity is still limited, a number of options exist in the wide price range including tables, pods and packages. ($75-$400,

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