In the 80’s, when rock group Duran Duran really started to hit their stride as a legitimate U.K. export , I was less “Hungry Like the Wolf” and little more like ‘hungry for some Gerber applesauce’—which really limited my opportunities to catch the band live. Fortunately, aging rock stars love to reconnect and hit the road years after their glory days giving a whole new generation the chance to experience the best of rock and roll and hear a set list filled with songs that have become some of the most popular picks at karaoke nights around the world. Now I’m all for checking out reunion tours, but when it comes live music in general, I can be a little bit of a brat about leaving my little Boulder County bubble—even for a good 80’s flashback. I like checking out live music, but I love the idea of a quick cab ride home and spending less than my monthly car payment on a ticket to the show. So—after hearing that one of my favorite 90’s bands, Bush, and Duran Duran recently played in the huge building conveniently located off of Highway 36 right in the center of my Boulder County bubble—I thought it might be time check out what the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield is really all about.
Lucky for me, (and most of you), the 1st Bank Center has and awesome line-up of shows scheduled for the upcoming months. The venue can accommodate up to 6,500 people and there truly is a little something for everyone. From reunion tours, to country stars to some kick-butt women roughing eachother up in Roller Derby— chances are you’ll find a show worth buying tickets to– and although you probably weren’t able to catch four of the Fab Five in action at their show on Tuesday, don’t worry. Next time the 80’s call, you’ll be a little more prepared.
The 1st Bank Center has played host to Pop stars like Katy Perry and popular Indie Bands like Further. Ticket prices typically fall in the range of $30-$150 and can be purchased at the box office, or online. Check out these upcoming shows at the 1st Bank Center that are already flashing on my radar and click here to see a complete calendar of events.
10/15/2011 Denver Roller Dolls
10/25/2011 Paul Simon
11/05/2011 Judas Priest
11/19/2011 KYGO Presents: Dierks Bently, Jerrod Nieman and the Eli Young Band
12/06/2011 Channel 93.3 Presents “Not So Silent Night” including Rise Against, Flogging Molly & Calibrate Me