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Artists hitting the road in the new year

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Concert season is approaching.

2020 tours to look forward to

With a new year comes new music, and thus, new tours. Artists big and small are hitting the roads this upcoming concert season, and some are even braving the cold Colorado elements this spring, to bring shows to a variety of venues across Denver this year.

Probably the least-known artist on this list, Goth Babe is moving things back on the grid for his upcoming tour and show at the Bluebird Theater. Based on the West Coast but originally from Tennessee, Griff Washburn—the only official member of Goth Babe—records and mixes his tracks, some of which have over 14 million streams on Spotify, in the back of his camper off of solar power. Washburn spends most of his days making music off the grid with his dog Sadie and surfing the California and Oregon coasts, so it’s always a treat when he makes the trek back on the grid to perform for fans across the country. Goth Babe’s show at the Bluebird is March 25 and tickets can be purchased for $15.

After going double platinum for songs like “Tonight, Tonight,” the Nashville band Hot Chelle Rae went on hiatus in 2014 after the release of their last EP Recklessly alongside the loss of one of their original members. By November 2019, the band had announced their comeback with the release of their single “I Hate LA” to tease their third studio album (not yet announced). In support of the single, the group announced that they’re hitting the road again for the first time since 2012, leaving old fans excited for more. Hot Chelle Rae will take the stage on their Tangerine Tour at the Marquis Theater on April 23; tickets can be purchased for $26.50.

In support of his sophomore album, Fine Line, Harry Styles announced he would be taking his “Love On Tour” across the world this summer into the fall season. Over two years since his last trip to Denver, Styles will be treating fans to his flamboyant showmanship—flashy attire and all, in typical Harry Styles fashion—at the Pepsi Center on August 15. Tickets can be purchased for $39.50-$149.50.

Emo kids can finally rejoice as My Chemical Romance (MCR) finally announced their return from their six-year hiatus this past Halloween. While the group still hasn’t released any new music, their recently announced North American tour dates are proving how much people have been awaiting their return as the whole tour sold out in just six hours. The widely successful reunion show on December 20—that grossed at over $1.4 million—is a perfect indicator for what’s in store for the group’s upcoming tour and the future of the band. MCR will be taking the stage in all their emo glory at the Pepsi Center this coming October 2 and tickets are no longer available through the official ticket vendor.

While this is just a glimpse into Denver’s upcoming concert scene this year, there’s plenty of live music for any kind of music listener to attend at one of the city’s various venues.

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