It should be a Labor Day to remember for Denver music fans, as Colorado's own OneRepublic will be coming home to Red Rocks Amphitheatre for a special show on Monday, September 1, concluding the North American leg of their summer Native Tour, in support of their third album of the same name.
Hailing from Colorado Springs, OneRepublic was among the first bands to find independent popularity on MySpace in the mid-2000s, in the midst of a botched record deal two months before their debut album was to be released. They got a bit of help when Timbaland released a mix of the band's single "Apologize," which captivated listeners with its signature cello riff laid over a slow hip-hop influenced drum loop. About the same time, the band gained national attention with a live performance on the hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance. Since that time, OneRepublic has released three albums, all of which have gone Gold or Platinum, and eight of their singles have gone multi-Platinum on their own. Lead singer/songwriter Ryan Tedder has also found independent success as an in-demnand songwriter and producer for artists that include Adele, Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Beyoncé and others. He won a Grammy for his work on Adele's 21 and has been a guest coach and advisor on NBC's The Voice.
OneRepublic actually kicked off the Native Tour back in May with a two-night stint at Red Rocks, and by the time the tour comes full circle at Red Rocks next Monday, the band will have covered a whopping 44 cities over the summer months. They will take about six weeks off before resuming the tour in Europe beginning in mid-October. Opening Monday night's show for the band will be Austin-via-Brazil alternative band Saints of Valory, who are currently promoting their EP titled V.
A limited number of tickets for Monday's show are still available at press time, either from AXS.com or on trusted third-party ticket sites like StubHub. Gates open at 6:00 p.m.; music begins at 7:30. This show is all-ages!
Make plans to enjoy Labor Day in the Mile High with OneRepublic at Red Rocks!