by E.P Pirt, Jr.
This Saturday is the first day of October, which means Halloween, pretty leaves, pumpkin everything, and sadly, another day closer to the end of Red Rocks season. It also just so happens to be GRiZ’s night to shine at the hallowed Red Rocks. Yet another summer concert season packed full of memorable events is almost behind us, but we’re not done yet. While there are a few more “electronic” shows this year at Red Rocks (The Floozies, Lindsey Stirling, and Cherub), GRiZ is certainly the most notable name remaining. The timing couldn’t be more appropriate.
Last week, those of us who made the less “popular” decision to catch Big Gigantic on Friday as opposed to Saturday were rewarded when Grant himself made a special appearance. For ten minutes or so he paraded around the stage with homie and fellow sax wailing producer, Dom, much to the crowds’ delight. It’s always a pleasure any time any combination of Big Grizmatik get together, but it’s especially a treat when we get the dueling saxophones.
GRiZ made ripples once again yesterday when Decadence announced that he would be performing at the mega 2 day New Years Eve festival, on December 30th. This year’s lineup is absolutely stacked once again, and the GRiZ addition brings some extra originality to an already diverse roster that features the likes of Bassnectar, Tiesto, Flume, Disclosure, Zeds Dead, Snails, Eric Prydz, Marshmello, Keys N Krates, Bob Moses, & more.
But alas, the biggest thing going on within the GRiZ camp at the moment and the reason for this article happens in just two days. Following a sold out first headlining Red Rocks appearance in 2015, GRiZ once again takes center stage at the most beautiful venue in the world. The highly anticipated show comes fresh on the heels of his latest album release, Good Will Prevail, and will be the kick off to a massive nationwide fall tour. For the second year in a row the show is sold out, but if you’re still searching for tickets and are willing to pay a little extra, re-sale tickets can be found here. At the time of this article being written they start at $122. We’ll see you on the Rocks.