More than a dozen concerts in the Denver and Boulder area have been canceled or postponed over the past week, pushing the live entertainment industry just as the 2022 concert calendar has begun to improve.
Despite an already long list of concerts confirmed for the Red Rocks Amphitheater and several big names from Ball Arena to Broomfield’s FirstBank Center, the furious omicron variant and positive COVID-19 tests among touring artists and crews threaten 2022’s desperately needed stage comeback .
It has also been painful for ticket holders, some of whom have seen the Lucinda Williams show in Boulder, for example, postponed and rescheduled no less than three times in the past five months. In some cases, cancellations only happen days before the date (see Friday, January 14th and Saturday, January 15th, Hot Water Music shows at the Bluebird Theater).
They follow similar last-minute cancellations for Denver New Year’s Eve shows from artists like My Morning Jacket, Fear and Crumb, and staged events, including the National Western Stock Show Parade on Jan. 6 (attributed to the weather).
Here is the overview for this week, listed by first announced dates and followed by the new ones where they are available. This list will be updated to Friday, January 14th. Refunds for most shows are available at the point of purchase or offered via email – although some sellers only offer a 30-day deadline for requests, while others automatically credit your account for the purchase price.
14.-15. January – Hot Water Music, Elway; Bluebird Theater. Postponed to June 10th. axs.com
January 15, 21 and 22 – “Better Together” from the Denver Women’s Chorus, various venues through January 22nd. Postponed to March 5, 18 and 19 (last date includes livestream). denverchoruses.org/dwc
January 18th – Lucinda Williams, Boulder Theater. Postponed to April 19th. bouldertheater.com
January 18th – Circa Survive, Tigers Jaw, Slow Glo; Ogden Theater. Exposed; new date TBD. axs.com
January 19th – Fisher, Boulder Theater. Canceled. bouldertheater.com
January 22nd – Eivør, Emily Jane White; Fox Theater. Postponed to 4 Aug. foxtheatre.com
February 2nd – Cat Power, Ogden Theater. Postponed to July 15th. axs.com
2.-6. February – “Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show,” Buell Theater at Denver Performing Arts Complex. Postponed to May 31 – June 4, 2023. denvercenter.org
the 20th of April – Mura Masa, Boulder Theater. Canceled. bouldertheater.com
Also canceled this week: The Tuesday, January 11th, tween and teen programming at The Studio at Anythink Libraries. anythinklibraries.org
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