This week's shows feature bombast, alien shredding, and historical flashbacks.
28 September (Ogden Theatre, Denver CO)
I'm really excited about this show. Nightwish served as my introduction to symphonic power metal (Wishmaster review). Their musical complexity, expressive vocals, and technical flash have impressed me and opened my ears to this sub-genre. My son and I will be catching this show together because they've become one of his favorite bands.
28 September (Gothic Theatre, Denver CO)
29 September (Aggie Theatre, Ft. Collins CO)
Buckethead is coming back through town again. He was last here in April with That 1 Guy (review), but I believe that this is a solo tour. Musical mayhem, jaw-dropping technique, and serious strangitude will certainly be on the schedule. If you've never seen Buckethead's theatrical presentation, you owe it to yourself to check it out.
30 September (Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison CO)
Back in 1986, I saw Peter Gabriel on the Amnesty International "Conspiracy of Hope" mini-tour. The lineup was impressive: the Neville Brothers, Joan Baez, Gabriel, Sting, and U2. Gabriel featured several songs from So, which is a perfect segue to the present. There's a new 25th Anniversary box set out for the album and this tour (the "Back to Front" tour) will feature full performances of the album with members of the original touring band.
Enjoy the show, Lenny!