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Elton John is coming to Colorado Springs on limited U.S. tour

Tickets for his March 16 date are on sale at 10 a.m. The 69-year-old musician, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, said he’s touring less these days so he can spend more time with his sons: “I am all too aware of how precious the time ahead is …. Their early years are just flying by and I want to be there with them.”
Fans can expect to hear sing-along classics like “Rocket Man,” “Bennie and the Jets,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” and more performed by John’s crack backing band, which includes Nigel Olsson (part of John’s original three-piece band) on drums, Davey Johnstone (who first recorded with Elton in 1971 and joined the band a year later) on guitar, John Mahon on percussion, Kim Bullard on keyboards and Matt Bissonette on bass, according to promoters. 9, via axs.com, the Broadmoor World Arena Box Office, or by phone at 888-929-7849. 20, 2014, and in 2010 as part of a dual (er, dueling?) piano setup with Billy Joel. Friday, Dec. (Denver Post file)
Elton John & His Band are playing just 11 U.S. cities during his forthcoming “Wonderful Crazy Night Tour,” and Colorado Springs is one of them. Elton John performs with his band at the Pepsi Center on Sept. John previously played Denver’s Pepsi Center on Sept. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter will return to Colorado on Thursday, March 16, to play the 8,000-seat Broadmoor World Arena in a show that will feature “iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, as well as selected tracks from his latest release, ‘Wonderful Crazy Night,’ ” according to a tour announcement. This story was first published on DenverPost.com 20, 2014, in Denver. He has not played Colorado Springs since 2009, according to the Broadmoor. Tickets are $49-$89 before service fees and taxes.

Dedicated Denver fans wait hours for a few seconds with Bruce Springsteen

After the September release of his hefty autobiography, the length of which is rivaled only by the raucous four-hour-plus shows he puts on, Springsteen has launched a book tour visiting a select cities, meeting and greeting the lucky few with tickets and time. Fans respond accordingly — they see themselves in his songs and now in his self-deprecating and nakedly honest writing. 6., if anyone needs any Christmas gift ideas for the fans in your life.)
The things that make Springsteen’s songs beautiful and timeless come shining through in his writing — mainly Truth, with a capital T, with a dash of humor and plenty of lyricism. Sure, there is the dive-bar and hand-to-mouth life of a starving artist as a young man and the stark, bright light of stardom, but his problems are much like the people he sings about: painfully honest and ordinary. That he can share his story so eloquently in the poetry of his music and the prose of his memoir is just what makes him the Boss. There are happy moments, too — the birth of children, the magnetic pull of performing, finding love, acceptance and Klonopin. A failed marriage. It’s why people got up at ungodly hours of the cold morning to stand in a line around a book store. Regrets. (The audiobook, which Springsteen will narrate, comes out Dec. Depression. It’s his burden and his gift. Over a thousand fans waited hours to get a photo and a signed copy of his new book, “Born to Run.” (Andy Cross, The Denver Post)
Forget about Bruce Springsteen the iconic rock star. Colfax November 30, 2016. All of this is laid bare in the book, unfolded in a conversational tone, almost as if you can hear Springsteen telling the same stories in the back of a dark New Jersey bar over beers. This man has given a lot of thought to his life, how he lives it and how he endures. Forget about the Bruce Springsteen the winner of countless Grammy Awards, an Oscar and, as of last week, a Presidential Medal of Freedom. And he shares it all with his audience. And forget about Bruce Springsteen the harmonica-slinging folk hero who channels Woody Guthrie. There are plenty of rockers who put pen to paper, producing memoirs full of sleazy bars and cheap motels and then hitting it big — only to experience the seemingly inevitable drug-fueled or disease-induced crash. Because the man who appeared at Denver’s Tattered Cover Book Store on Wednesday was Bruce Springsteen, the lauded author whose writing — not his guitar — does the all the talking. Here, Springsteen stands apart. Morgan Schwartz, 11, gets a hug from super rocker Bruce Springsteen at the Tattered Cover book store on E. A distant father. Of course, the nearly 1,200 fans who lined up outside for a chance to own a signed copy of “Born to Run” and a photo with Springsteen have not forgotten any iteration of the man known as the Boss.

Download “New Beginnings” from Kind Dub, only in Steal This Track

 
Image courtesy of Kind Dub. But still, the production is the most impressive element. Please note that downloads offered via Steal This Track are intended to whet your appetite, and are NOT CD-quality recordings. Along with Kind Dub music, the Kind Dub Krew also has a Colorado ganja themed apparel line, a video production business and a music production arm. Below, download “New Beginnings,” a track about hope in a troubling world. We only feature tracks not available for free elsewhere. Fort Collins hip-hop duo Kind Dub are an ambitious couple of guys. Related Articles

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“Year of the Dragonfly” shows how Kind Dub is developing as artists. This gives the music a certain gravitas missing in previous releases. Lyrically, they take on matters both political and personal with an almost spiritual sensibility. Kind Dub is not concerned with what is expected from them as a Fort Collins hip-hop group, and instead makes music that is true to themselves. If you want those, please support the artists by buying their music and/or seeing them live. With slow beats and creative flourishes, the production is reminiscent of Ant from Atmosphere without feeling like a carbon copy. If you’re a Colorado band or musician ready to expose your fresh sounds to the readers of Reverb, email your tracks — along with any interesting facts about them, as well as a photo or album art — to Steal This Track for consideration. These guys are going for mogul status! But their latest release, “Year of the Dragonfly,” proves that the music is what takes center stage.