2016 Concerts

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Past Concerts in 2016


The Purple Xperience - June 4

The iconic songs, sounds and styles of Prince and The Revolution will burst through the night air at Elitch Arena, June 4 at 8 p.m. with a live performance from the #1 Prince tribute band in the world. This is Denver’s chance to “Party Like it’s 1999” and celebrate the quintessential music of one of America’s greatest artists and innovators. 

Sabrina Carpenter - June 11

Sabrina Carpenter is a multi-talented singer/songwriter, signed to Hollywood Records where she released her debut album “Eyes Wide Open.” In 2016, Carpenter will star in her first Disney Channel Original Movie, “Adventures in Babysitting.” In between filming for her show, “Girl Meets World” a Disney Channel Original Series, Sabrina has been recording for her sophomore album set to release later this year.

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Rachel Platten - June 18Rachel Platten

Rachel Platten will light up the Elitch Arena on June 18th. Growing up in Boston, Rachel recalls harmonizing with family to finely crafted pop songs – from Sam Cooke to The Beatles – that dominated her parents’ vinyl collection. As a teenager, Rachel gravitated towards, and began to become affected by, hip-hop and female singer-songwriters. Rachel would find her first big spark with Fight Song, which took two years for the singer/ songwriter to complete. Fight Song is without a doubt the life-changing inspirational song of 2015, topping iTunes and radio charts, and selling more that 2 million downloads in the U.S. alone. Rachel’s major label debut, Wildfire, was released earlier this year.  

Intocable - June 26

The Grammy Award winning Latino group has sold millions of copies from their 15 studio albums since forming in the early ‘90s. Mentioning Intocable inevitably makes people think of hits such as “Eres Mi Droga,” "Enseñame a Olvidarte," “Sueña,” “Eso Duele,” “El Poder de tus Manos,” “Aire,” “Vivir sin Ellas," “Dame un Besito,” “Bastó," “Tu Adiós no Mata," “Contra Viento y Marea” and many more songs which have placed them among that select group of artists who have been able to make the radio crossover. Throughout the band’s 15 year career, Intocable has manifested their love for the “música norteña” creating a unique style that identifies them. 

Newsboys - July 9

Four-time GRAMMY- nominated band Newsboys boasts an impressive track record with 16 albums, five gold certifications, 30 No. 1 radio hits and close to 8 million units sold over their multi-decade career. This rock and pop-driven worship band includes front man Michael Tait and his band mates Jody Davis, Jeff Frankenstein and Duncan Phillips. Renowned for their heart-pumping live concerts, the Newsboys will rock the Elitch stage.

Jacob Whitesides - July 16

Singer/songwriter Jacob Whitesides, was an underdog fighter from the start and he quickly won over the YouTube community with his cover videos and original songs. He has also recently partnered with BMG as the CEO of his own record label, Double U Records. Jacob has just wrapped up his first ever European tour and is now heading out all over North America, including a stop at the Elitch Arena on July 16.
Also featuring Olivia Holt and Laura Marano. 

Olivia Holt - July 16

Olivia Holt is no stranger to the spotlight. The 18-year-old singer and actress, has starred in Disney’s I Didn’t Do It and Kickin’ it and has also taken to the stage to perform her hit songs from the Girl vs Monster soundtrack, which included two stand-out tracks, “Fearless” and “Had Me @ Hello."  "Carry On,” Olivia’s song in the Disney nature film Bears, has garnered over 19 million views on VEVO. This year, Olivia will continue her acting and singing duties by starring alongside Renée Zellweger and Greg Kinnear in Same Kind of Different As Me, and the indie Comedy Class Rank directed by Eric Stoltz, as well as releasing her much anticipated debut album on Hollywood Records.

Laura Marano - July 16

Teen superstar, Laura Marano, stars as “Ally” in the international hit Disney Channel series “Austin and Ally.” Marano won the 2015 Kids Choice Award for “Favorite Television Actress” and signed a recording deal with Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine Label Group. Marano has a weekly radio show on Radio Disney called "For The Record With Laura Marano." She has written over 100 songs and is a classically trained pianist. Currently she is recording new music for her debut pop album to be released later this year.

July 23 - EchosmithEchosmith

LA-based alt-pop band Echosmith first emerged onto the scene in 2014, with the success of their debut album Talking Dreams and platinum hit “Cool Kids” propelling them into the spotlight. The Sierotas – Sydney(vocals/keyboard), Jamie (vocals/guitar), Noah (vocals/bass), and Graham (drums) – have played to crowds of thousands at festivals and with sold-out shows in the U.S. and Europe, and even joined Taylor Swift as special guests on her 1989 Tour in Philadelphia to perform “Cool Kids”. 

Daya - July 30

Daya [pronunciation [“dey-uh”] drives pop music down a different path. Perhaps, it’s a result of her classical piano training, the fact that her multi-ethnicity has been the catalyst for family visits across the globe, or a natural cleverness that’s as striking as her dynamic vocal range. It could just be due to the fact that this 16 year old singer and songwriter has always known what she wanted to do. Her debut single “Hide Away” combines simplistic synth melodies, a power hook, and an emotionally charged vocal. The song set the foundation for her self-titled EP, “Daya."

Shawn Hook - July 30 

Shawn Hook's last album, 2012's 'Cosmonaut and the Girl,' was out of this world, yielding three Top 20 hits, "Every Red Light," "So Close" and "Two Hearts Set On Fire," and setting him up for a promising career. His electro-injected dance-pop earned a Juno nomination for Breakthrough Artist, a national tour with Midway State, and a dedicated fan-base proudly named Hooksters.

Skillet - August 13

Rocking out the Elitch Arena on August 13th is Skillet. The band made headlines when their album, Awake, became one of just three rock albums to be certified platinum in 2012. The news that Skillet had sold more than a million albums in the U.S. came as a shock to all but the bands hordes of fans, male and female, young and old – known as Panheads – whose still-swelling ranks now officially number in the seven- digit range.  Unwilling to rest on their laurels, the band – lead vocalist/bassist John Cooper, guitarist/keyboardist Korey Cooper (Johns wife), drummer/duet partner Jen Ledger and lead guitarist Seth Morrison – continue to explore new terrain on Rise, their newest album.