Big concerts coming to Denver: DeVotchKa’s holidays, Playboi Carti, Danny Elfman and more

Note: All shows are subject to postponement or cancellation due to changing COVID-19 mandates and venue rules. Prices do not include service fees. Please check with event organizers for updated information and see state of Colorado’s guidance at

A Very Devotchka Holiday with the Colorado Symphony arrives Dec. 16, the culmination of a 13-date national tour where the punk-mariachi-torch-song band will be playing holiday classics and originals. It’s the Denver quartet’s first holiday show locally, and its sixth collaboration with Colorado Symphony. Tickets for the show at Boettcher Concert Hall are on sale. Reminder: Shows at the Denver Performing Arts Complex are now requiring proof full COVID-19 vaccination and facial coverings. ($15-$89,

Speaking of the Colorado Symphony: Single tickets for its 2021-2022 season, featuring classical and contemporary orchestral works, the ever-popular film score series, and an appearance by Danny Elfman for a show celebrating his work, are on sale. Visit the following website for more details. (Various prices,

PlayboyBoi Carti’s “Narcissist Tour” brings the enigmatic Atlanta rapper to Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Nov. 19 — one of the latest-ever “regular season” show announcements at the outdoor venue. Tickets for the all-age set went on sale this week. ($49.50$99.50,

It’s not a Colorado winter without a new Warren Miller film. The production company for the late snowsports-filmmaking legend, who died in 2018, is still cranking out annual ski and snowboarding titles — with this year’s being “Winter Starts Now.” Tickets to its Nov. 11-14, all-ages run at the Boulder Theater, with multiple showings per day, are on sale at 9 a.m. Sept. 15. ($23.50-$24.50,

Trans-Siberian Orchestra will chug into Denver’s Ball Arena on Nov. 20 and Colorado Springs’ Broadmoor World Arena for its annual (well, not last year) holiday concerts, celebrating the 25th anniversary of “Christmas Eve and Other Stories.” Tickets are on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 17. (Prices were not available as of press time; and, respectively)

Smooth-jazz icon Kenny G has postponed his Sept. 18 Chautauqua Auditorium show until July 9, 2022, citing “circumstances beyond control.” Tickets are still on sale, but refunds are only available until Sept. 28. The Airborne Toxic Event has moved its Fox Theatre show from Oct. 5 to Oct. 6, 2022. Also dropping off the 2021 Boulder calendar: roots-rocker Lucinda Williams surprised fans when she postponed her Sept. 8 concert at the Boulder Theater; a replacement date is yet to be determined. Refunds for all shows are available now. ( , and, respectively)

British band Palace will headline Englewood’s Gothic Theatre on May 16, 2022. Tickets for the 16-and-up show are on sale. ($22-$25, Denver favorites Wildermiss will also headline the Gothic, this time on Dec. 10. Tickets for that 16-and-up concert are also on sale. ($20-$22,

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