Rock’s not dead.
If you read the headlines it would seem that Rock has suffered a putrid death, burnt to ashes, used for fertilizer for Taylor Swift‘s 100-acre relationship graveyard and an essential ingredient of “organic” hair gel for New Direction.
Don’t believe the hype. Volbeat‘s latest album just landed at number 4 on Billboard its debut week selling over 50,000 copies in our streaming world. And if rock is dead, please explain that to AEG Live.
Following in the decade of success of Rocklahoma, Rock on the Range, and Fort Rock, AEG Live is bringing yet another of its successful fests to Denver: HIGH ELEVATION at the Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre on Saturday, September 10th.
Here’s the full lineup:
Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat, Chevelle, Pierce The Veil, Ministry, Killswitch Engage, Animals As Leaders, Sevendust, Texas Hippie Coalition, The Amity Affliction, Neck Deep, Shaman’s Harvest, Twelve Foot Ninja and Lola Black.
I just became a citizen of Mile High City this month and now live within 20 minutes of all music venues. Denver is an incredible city for countless reasons and being a music fan is definitely at the top. As a veteran Ranger of many years of Columbus Ohio’s Rock on the Range, I didn’t realize that High Elevation was an AEG Live fest at first, mostly because it didn’t have Rock in the title. That is, until Bakko – Decibel Geek writer, photographer, Cobras & Fire: Rock Podcast co-host, two-time AEG Live Northern Invasion reporter and general badass – gave me a call.
Bakko: “Loose. Have you arrived in Denver and are you aware that AEG Live has a new rock fest walkable from your home?”
Loose Cannon: “I have and I was not. Is it called Denver Invasion, Welcome to Denverhoma or Rock on the Rangeville Fort?”
Loose Cannon: “Give me your AEG Live contact info immediately, if not sooner.”
Bakko: “OK. In trade can you legally send me a pound of the Gorilla Glue strain from the dispensary down the street from you to Minnesota? Basic shipping is fine, no rush.”
Loose Cannon: “No. It doesn’t work that way.”
Volbeat, Texas Hippie Coalition, and Shaman’s Harvest: these are my personal selling points for the fest. However, with any festival, to get the most out of the experience, the best part is being open to discovering new bands. Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat are going to bring the rock show at the end of the night, you know Chevelle, Ministry, Killswitch Engage and Sevendust but what about Amity Affliction, Neck Deep, and Lola Black? Show up early, discover new rock, go home happy.
Stay tuned for exclusive coverage of the High Elevation rock festival this September.