Papadosio / Orchard Lounge
|Friday, September 19, 2014
Live Nation presents LOTUS at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Friday, September 19.
Special Guests Papadosio and Orchard Lounge will open the show.
Showtime is 7:30 PM. Gates open at 6:30 PM
Last year, Lotus delivered a mind-blowing Red Rocks performance. As the band’s popularity soars, they set their sights on a return to Red Rocks in 2014 for the unparalleled sonic and visual experience that is Lotus live.
Lotus is touring in support of their latest release – Monks.
“It’s Tribe meets Digable Planets with a tight facelift, however, this track’s brand of Botox is for the soul.” – Sarah Polonsky, Vibe
One of the defining and most popular acts in live electronic music, Lotus has never fit neatly in a simple categorization. The 5-piece continues to push boundaries with their latest release of Monks, a hip-hop album featuring Lyrics Born, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), Mr. Lif, Doodlebug (Digable Planets) and more.
Using the band’s own studio work as a sample source, the music will have a familiar feel to Lotus fans but recontextualized as classic hip-hop. Monks is available digitally, for free via the band’s official website or on iTunes and on vinyl. www.lotusvibes.com
“The project started with a couple tracks we recorded with Mr. Lif,” explains Luke Miller. “From there, we just kept expanding to eventually include 11 different MCs and singers. Lotus is predominantly an instrumental band, so it was a lot of fun to create these collaborations.”
Instrumental interlude tracks push into more experimental to create cinematic vignettes. Jesse Miller states, “For the interludes, we went toward funk and jazz influenced beat music. Off-time drum beats, analog synthesizers, tape echo machines and even a baritone guitar were used to record these short evocative set pieces.”
The tracks on the album are woven together with a narrative following a monk’s journey. “Life as a touring artist feels monastic sometimes. Monks devote their entire lives to their spirituality. We devote much of ours to music and have to sacrifice certain things to make that happen,” says Luke.
A true underground phenomenon, Lotus has built an army of fans worldwide with their show stopping performances and the international success of their albums. Lotus formed in 1999 and through non-stop touring, their astonishing instrumental tracks quickly garnered a huge and loyal fan base.
For those waiting for a concert experience with the dynamics of a rock band, the dance inducing rhythms of club music, and the sophistication of modern electronica, an unlikely musical alternative has arrived in the form of the band Lotus. Formed in 1999 at a Mennonite college that had banned on-campus dancing as late as the 1980’s, Lotus has since spawned a massive following of fans. The five-piece band has creatively fused electronic dance music with instrumental post-rock. The result is an explosive live show that has made crowds get down across the US, Canada, and Japan. Armed with a massive light rig and one of the most energetic shows on the circuit, Lotus proves why they have become a go-to act for late night festival slots.
Purchase tickets at the Fillmore Auditorium Box Office (1510 Clarkson St. at Colfax), online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
Tickets are $39.50 GA ADV and $45.00 GA DOS plus applicable service charges.
A $75.00 VIP ticket is also available – at www.ticketmaster.com and fan club.
The Fillmore box office is open Monday – Friday from noon-6pm & Saturdays from 10-2pm. On days of Fillmore shows, the box office is open from Noon-9pm. The box office accepts cash, MasterCard, Visa and American Express – No checks! Service charges may apply.
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