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Pink announces tour, Denver date

A pre-sale will be made available to American Express cardholders on Oct. Tickets are $47.45-$207.45 and go on sale Oct. The singer’s Beautiful Trauma World Tour 2018 comes to Denver’s Pepsi Center on May 8. 10 and 20 will be able to redeem one copy of Pink’s new album. 13 at 10 a.m. ( John Salangsang, Invision/The Associated Press)
Gruff pop singer Pink has announced a 40-date tour through North America, including a date in Denver. Pink performs at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival Day 1 held at T-Mobile Arena on Friday, Sept. Listen to the album’s eponymous single below. and Canadian residents who buy tickets to the tour online between Oct. 13. Pink is touring in support of her new album, “Beautiful Trauma,” which comes out on Oct. via altitudetickets.com. 10 at 10 a.m. All U.S. 22, 2017, in Las Vegas.

Q+A: Denver singer on “The Voice” talks about her dramatic blind audition, Miley Cyrus

But I have a hard time putting my music into a pocket. “When I hit the first big note and nobody turned, I didn’t think anyone would,” Goldstein said. But it was tough. You’re going to name your album after a drink, too? I’m 26 now. With the judges and the 550-person studio audience looking on, Goldstein launched into a 90-second rendition of Lorraine Ellison’s “Stay With Me Baby.” The 26-year-old is accustomed to writing a song one day and performing it the next, at one of her shows. Both Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson turned their chairs for you. It’s been nice to connect with them. I felt very lucky on the show to use my voice to express how I look or how I represent myself in my song choice, and being able to make my songs my own. Catch Shilo Gold on NBC’s “The Voice,” airing Mondays and Tuesdays at 7 p.m. To show people the journey that I’ve been on, the lows and highs, and what you can accomplish. Related Articles

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We didn’t get to hear your music on Monday’s episode. These 90 seconds, on the other hand, were some of the most meticulously rehearsed of her career. The tone of my voice is very raspy. You made it to the last eight contestants on another singing competition, ABC’s” High School Musical: Get in the Picture” when you were 16. But I was nervous that if I picked something too singer-songwriter, it wouldn’t catch their eye. If they don’t, it’s curtains. When you’re 16 years old, you still have a lot of life to live. I mean, I come from a line of cantors that dates back to the 1780s. But Miley told me that she knows the circumstances that work best for my voice, and how to take care of it, and that she wanted me to shine as bright as possible. I moved to L.A. I’d really like to have a hand in encouraging women to love themselves and not focus on being skinny, but to be healthy instead. How does it feel to be one degree away from Adam Sandler? And then there’s Johnny Cash, who’s more gritty. Beyonce came out with “Lemonade,” and I was like, seriously? As an artist, there’s a big difference. Goldstein, who also goes by Shilo Gold, was obviously thrilled. For many of those years, I was anorexic. In general, I appreciate having a voice and a platform to talk about that. I had 2,000 people at my bat mitzvah when I was 13, thanks to Denver’s Hebrew Educational Alliance. We’d have a performance once a month and could perform anything we wanted. when I was 19 and lived there for a little less than 5 years. Unknowns from across the country are trotted out onto a stage to sing to the chair backs of the show’s judges: pop star Miley Cyrus, actress/singer Jennifer Hudson, country balladeer Blake Shelton and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. Right now it feels very cool to be caught in a whirlwind like this, especially with so many people I have admired, and getting to see them shine. But let’s say the show ended tomorrow. My phone has been blowing up like crazy. On top of that, when Miley Cyrus is talking to you, everything else disappears. Also, I felt it was a good choice because I emotionally connected with the lyrics. I wanted to show off my range. When Adam Sandler sang “The Chanukah Song,” it basically changed my life. That is, until her very last note, when not one, but two of judges — Cyrus and Hudson — came around. How did your experience on “The Voice” differ? I don’t know whether it was the industry or being on my own in a new place and wanting to have control over something. You just moved to New York City, but you were born and raised in Denver. I’ll be releasing a new album, “Hot Coffee,” in 2018, that I’ve been working on for a year. And Denver School of the Arts was really a catalyst to everything that I have ever done. “Thirty-five seconds in, I had just committed that, if this is the end of the line, it’s OK, because I’m already living the dream. Prior to going on stage, me and all my friends on the show thought we knew who were going to pick. It’s been interesting. As a singer-songwriter, you’ve been grinding it out on the road and at home in Denver for years. How would you describe your songwriting style? Why did you pick Cyrus? Eva Cassidy has more of a clear tone, more of a jazzy, soulful side. A lot of people I haven’t talked to in years have come out of the woodwork. If any member of the veritable pop boardroom turns his or her chair, the singer advances. We were always given the opportunity to express ourselves and collaborate with each other. What effect has your appearance on “The Voice” had in the days since your episode aired? Is there something beyond your career that you’d use this limelight to highlight? I listen to everything. That encouraged me to write my own songs. The show has obviously been good exposure for you. Miley is someone I always wanted to work with. But by that point, she was just happy to be performing for the room. Your cover of “Stay With Me Baby” was the second most downloaded song on iTunes’ blues chart the day after your episode aired. It’s not an overly known song. Denver’s Shayna Goldstein, or Shilo Gold, is a contestant on the 13th season of the hit NBC show “The Voice.” (Paul Drinkwater, provided by NBC)
Shayna Goldstein was one second away from her voice falling on deaf ears on national television. But I see so many women my age struggling with body image. I wanted to let some of that rehearsed feeling go and just connect with the people in the audience.”
Obviously, it worked. What impact did the city have on your career? We caught up with an effusive Goldstein on the phone one day after she moved to New York City to talk about “The Voice,” Denver’s influence on her career, and a message she’d represent to the world through her music. I have been very lucky to have a community to support my art and passion. I usually say, if Eva Cassidy and Johnny Cash had a love child, it would be me. There is something I talked about on the show that they didn’t air. On Monday, the Denver singer was in the middle of her blind audition on NBC’s popular competitive singing show “The Voice.” It’s the show’s first stage of a tiered competition, and probably its most dramatic. As she growled through the scorching soul number, the judges’ chairs didn’t budge. With every high comes a low; I just know that this is a really beautiful piece of my journey as a musician. I wouldn’t be the artist that I am without the Denver community. But I’ve also studied classical and vocal technique my entire life, so I thought Jennifer could teach me things I haven’t learned. I was like, “Miley, you’re my best friend. Speaking of, how did you land on “Stay With Me Baby”? But it’s been crazy, especially with social media, where people get very excited about something and then very excited about something else. In my daily life, I consider myself a blues and soul songwriter. Of course I want to be on your team.”
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Do you like soulful, tastefully arranged, impeccably delivered ballads with a twist of a British accent? MST. 3), and a North American tour to go with it. 11 at 10 a.m. Listen to “Pray,” the first single off of “The Thrill Of It All,” below. MST via altitudetickets.com. On Thursday night, the “Stay With Me” singer announced a new album, “The Thrill Of It All” (out Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. Sam Smith in 2015. Tickets are $35.00-$125.00 and go on sale Oct. All tickets purchased for one of Smith’s shows come bundled with a copy of his new album. The singer will perform at Denver’s Pepsi Center in 2018. Then you’ll probably be delighted to know that Sam Smith is coming to Denver next year. Smith will launch a fan club pre-sale on Oct. 21, 2018.

How one fateful night took a disabled 65-year-old cancer survivor from open mic to Red Rocks stage

Instead, it was the reaction that followed his five minutes on that world-famous stage. The experience left him bitter, and it took him years to accept the fact that he would be on permanent disability. “Tuesday, I rehearsed ‘Angel from Montgomery’ endlessly. That ended with the accident 27 years ago in Burlington, where he was picking up a farm implement called a swather. Tuesday night, I didn’t sleep. “I haven’t seen light in a man’s face like this in years,” Lone Bellow front man Zach Williams would tell the Red Rocks crowd not quite 48 hours later. He said “hundreds” of people shook his hand, hugging and thanking him for being an inspiration for those haunted by cancer. But the thing that stuck with me, he said that when he sings, he forgets about his poverty and his pain. “I walked out there, I had my head down, and when I looked up and saw that crowd, I was overwhelmed. “It was insane.”
The three members of Lone Bellow joined Truitt in singing an acoustic rendition of John Prine’s “Angel from Montgomery.”
“I thought to myself, ‘This is your moment, soak in every second,’ ” said Truitt, 65. 18, 1990 — when a 30,000-pound piece of farm machinery fell on him and crushed his right leg, leaving him disabled. “It just seemed really special to me. 18 at Local 46. I’m not disabled. When Tim Truitt arrived at the northwest Denver bar where he sings every Monday on open mic night, he had no inkling he was triggering a sequence of events that would prove life-changing. He had been an avid skier, and the thought of losing a leg was “mortifying.” After a five-hour ambulance ride to Denver, doctors were able to save the leg, but it was in a cast for nine months. Wednesday I get out there (at Red Rocks), I’m so excited, I’m like a 6-year-old at Disneyland.”
And the crowd loved it. He encouraged Truitt to perform in front of crowds, and became his first mentor, urging him to overcome his fear of crowds, even inviting him to join him on stage a couple of times. “He saw something in me that I didn’t see.”
Ever since, Truitt has been singing at open mic nights. He asked Truitt if he knew “Angel From Montgomery.” Of course he did. That has changed my whole outlook on this musical journey. Truitt had a friend who played in Terry’s band, and Truitt had a van, so he wound up driving Terry’s band to gigs around town. <>Tim Truitt practices backstage with members of The Lone Bellow at Red Rocks on Sept. “He said he has defeated cancer twice, he’s battling something right now. “I didn’t sleep that Monday night,” Truitt said. I’ve had a life of exquisite moments that so few people get to experience.” At times, he had other jobs, but he always went back to truck driving. “I was really lit up, thinking, ‘By God, I’m still here.’ ”
Two members of The Lone Bellow, a folk-pop group from New York, were in the audience of about 20 people at Local 46 that night, in town to play Red Rocks as the opening act for Christian rock band Needtobreathe. I want to use it to raise cancer awareness, to raise awareness that you can still have a decent life. He was so angry, he said, he drove off a wife and stepkids. Then, he suffered renal cell carcinoma — which cost him a kidney — and basal cell skin cancer. Today it released an album with Sony Music. It was the anniversary of a pivotal moment in his life — Sept. Bless their hearts, (the band) formed this little tight circle around me and I felt so comfortable, so at ease.”
And the audience responded with a deafening roar of welcome. “It was the realization that I can be an inspiring figure, that despite being a rookie (singer) that I can go out there and sing and mean something to people. 20, in front of a sold-out audience. He ended up in counseling for PTSD. It shot sideways, hit Truitt in the head, slid down the front of his body and crushed his right leg. “When I got up there, I was really charged, because it was the anniversary of almost dying,” Truitt said of that night at Local 46. But he was feeling “unusually invigorated” for this gig. A Tribe Called Quest cites “humbling” Red Rocks show in reason for Outside Lands cancellation

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This band started at a Colorado church. He’s not a coffee drinker, so he would roll down the windows on long hauls at night and sing along to Willie Nelson and others to keep from falling asleep. I’m in my element.”
That spirit connected with The Lone Bellow’s front man on Sept. The loading crew had it up in the air and one of the slings broke as they were loading it onto his trailer. After shows he always dropped Terry off last because he loved listening to his stories. Terry died in 2014, but not before leaving Truitt a calling he could not ignore. He was determined to make the night special. “I’m a great believer in a higher power. That’s the power and the beauty of music, of all of us being together right now.”
Listening to Williams backstage as he waited for his cue to come out and join the band on the Red Rocks stage, Truitt was overcome with emotion. Finding a mentor
Four years ago, Truitt got to know local blues icon Frank Terry, who had played with Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles. Pivotal accident 
Truitt was a truck driver for 20 years, logging 2 million miles. “I thought they were going to physically push us off the back of the stage with that roar,” Williams said last week. All this stuff that has happened to me — meeting Frank Terry, surviving being crushed, surviving the cancer — I’ve had a lot of health struggles and yet I’ve had a glorious life. “Just before he died — he must have had an inkling — he said, ‘I want you to promise me that you will continue to sing, and that you will take every opportunity to sing with as many different people as you can,’ ” Truitt recalled. He has stenosis in one leg and neuropathy (numbness) in the other. “As long as I’m up there, I don’t feel that leg, I don’t know that I’m ‘damaged goods,’ ” Truitt said. Oh, did I cry,” Truitt said. “There was just this powerful kindness with him that I was really drawn to,” Williams said. But that wasn’t what was life-changing for Truitt. Because he was on the road so much, he “burned through a lot of relationships,” he said. 18. He definitely has that humility and kindness and dignity, at the same time, that you really don’t see anymore.”
After Williams talked to Truitt for awhile, he invited him to the Red Rocks show with a backstage pass. That’s why the five minutes he spent on stage at Red Rocks wasn’t the life-changing event. Yet through it all, he never lost his love of music, and there he found a new self. “It was the aftermath that was life-changing,” Truitt said. After the set, he hung out with the band while members signed autographs. Little did he know that his deep baritone voice would carry him from that stage at Local 46, a bar on Tennyson Street with a capacity of 150, to an on-stage appearance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre just two nights later, on Sept. (Eric Ryan Anderson, Special to The Denver Post)

“I cried. At the hospital, it looked like the leg would have to be amputated. They were deeply moved by Truitt’s performance. Today, the leg still hurts, and he lives on $1,200 disability a month.

Best shows: The xx and Sheer Mag

Tickets are $13-$15 via ticketfly.com. If you do, mind where you put your jacket. The band’s 2009 debut album establish its signature sound, a cross between a rave on barbiturates and a night at the house of your saddest friend. The opener, Perfume Genius, is just as essential in this fascinating, measured double-bill. 7. (Marie Lin, provided by Grandstand HQ)
Bruising Philadelphia hard-rock outfit Sheer Mag and chilled-out dance trio The xx are our picks for the best shows around Denver this week. Whether that mash-up seems like it’d scan, it’s a winning combo, one that coalesces on “I See You,” the band’s latest album. But the rest of them just want to chill. See you there, and if you don’t make it out, follow our music musings on Twitter and our selfies on Instagram. Tickets are $50.95-$56 via axs.com. Perhaps no band epitomized this first and more resolutely than fashionable down-tempo dance trio The xx. Sheer Mag

The crunch of Philadelphia hard rock group Sheer Mag smarts like a fist to the stomach and sounds like the second coming of T Rex. 7. 9. Catch these can’t-miss upstarts at the Larimer Lounge on Oct. Front woman Tina Halladay orchestrates jags of fuzzed-out riffs and tight drum rhythms, screaming mottos of the young and restless: “Make a plan and demand what the damage pays / Fan the flames.” The band is as fiercely independent as it is rock ’em, sock ’em, refusing to touch social media (“It’s just kinda silly to be like, ‘OK, first thing’s first: Gotta make a Facebook page,” Halladay told Rolling Stone) and cobbling together a smashing debut album and tour with little help from the music industry’s powers that be. The time the band has spent crafting its sound in the last 8 years is paying dividends, as it headlines Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Oct. Sheer Mag, Philadelphia’s upper-cut of rock band, plays the Larimer Lounge on Oct. Related Articles

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