Los Lobos / Steve Earle and the Dukes (And Duchesses) Featuring Allison Moorer
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Steve Earle and the Dukes (and Duchesses) featuring Allison Moorer
Saturday, July 28, 7:30 p.m.
Plaza opens at 6:00 p.m.
Gates open at 6:30 p.m.
Covered Seating $52.50 / $47.50 / $42.50
More than three decades have passed since Los Lobos released their debut album, Just Another Band from East L.A. Since then they’ve repeatedly disproved that title—Los Lobos isn’t “just another” anything, but rather a band that has consistently evolved artistically while never losing sight of their humble roots.
Tin Can Trust, like so much of Los Lobos’ previous work, is an album that speaks to the time and place in which it was conceived. But it wasn’t until the songwriting and recording process was well under way that it occurred to the band that an underlying theme was trying to make itself heard. The phrase that ultimately became the album’s title can be traced back more than a century, but for the band it’s apt for the rickety state in which so many of us find ourselves—and our world—today.
The characters that populate Tin Can Trust are often anxious and hurting yet they remain resilient and proud. The scenarios in which they find themselves and the emotions they are experiencing are all familiar. It wasn’t until Pérez and his songwriting partner Hidalgo had crafted the title track and another highlight of the album, “On Main Street,” that the album’s focus started to come into view. Says Pérez, “I usually have to find the direction everything wants to go. I try not to resist because as soon as you start fighting and move it in another direction, it just doesn’t work.”
On equally stunning albums such as 1996’s Colossal Head, 2002’s Good Morning Aztlán and 2006’s The Town and the City, Los Lobos has continued to deliver dependably solid and diverse recordings, a live show that never fails to disappoint, and just enough side trips—a Disney tribute album and a couple of live ones, solo and duet recordings (among them Hidalgo and Pérez’s ’90s diversion Latin Playboys), Berlin’s many production and sideman gigs—to keep their creative juices flowing. Tin Can Trust pushes Los Lobos ahead a few more notches while retaining everything the band’s loyal fans have come to expect.
Steve Earle and the Dukes (and Duchesses) featuring Allison Moorer
A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Steve Earle quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others. 1986 saw the release of his debut record, Guitar Town, which shot to number one on the country charts and immediately established the term “New Country.” What followed was an extremely exciting and varied array of releases including the biting hard rock of Copperhead Road (1988), the minimalist beauty of Train A Comin’ (1995) the politically charged masterpiece, Jerusalem (2002) and the Grammy Award Winning albums The Revolution Starts…Now (2004), Washington Square Serenade (2007) and Townes (2009). I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive is Steve Earle’s 14th Studio Album and features the song “This City” which has garnered both Emmy and Grammy Award nominations. The new album has been met with overwhelming critical acclaim including a 3 ½ out of 4 Star review in the Los Angeles Times while the New York Post stated that the album was “American roots music at its best” in their 3 ½ out of 4 star review. I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive was released alongside his debut novel of the same name (published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).
The novel imagines the troubled life of Doc Ebersole as he is haunted by the ghost of his former patient and friend, Hank Williams. Patti Smith stated, “Steve Earle brings to his prose the same authenticity, poetic spirit and cinematic energy he projects in his music. I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive is like a dream you can’t shake, offering beauty and remorse, redemption in spades.” Recognized as an actor from the overwhelmingly acclaimed series "The Wire", Steve Earle is also a cast member on HBO’s acclaimed series "Treme", currently in its second season. Additionally he has appeared as an actor on "Law and Order" and the feature film "Leaves of Grass", starring Edward Norton, Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, and Keri Russell.
Steve Earle lives in New York City with his wife, the critically-acclaimed singer songwriter, Allison Moorer, and their one year old son, John Henry. He will be touring in support of I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive with his live band The Dukes (and Duchesses) featuring Allison Moorer throughout 2012.
All concerts are held in the Outdoor Amphitheater, where the lawn seats are less than 70 feet from the stage.
Concessions Available or Bring your Own Picnic, but no glass, please
Concerts held rain or shine
The amphitheater is also an intimate setting where no patron is more than 100 feet from the stage. This beautiful outdoor venue features covered, fixed seating for 600 people, room on the lawn for up to 1,000 more and plenty of space for picnics.
Everyone Must Have a Ticket
Please be advised that all patrons, including children, need a ticket for concert entry
Please be advised that we no longer reprint concert tickets.
All Events Held Rain or Shine
Summer concerts will still be held in the amphitheater. All events are held rain or shine and because of this we cannot give refunds, credits, or exchanges for summer events.
Food and Beverages
In compliance with City of Arvada regulations please do not bring alcohol beverages or glass containers. Wine and beer service is available at each event.
You may bring your own picnic dinner into the outdoor amphitheater, or enjoy our barbecue plate and picnic items available for purchase from our concession area located in the plaza. Concessions open at 6PM. Coolers will be allowed in the Amphitheater: however as lawn seating begins to fill you may be asked to remove your coolers to your car prior to the performance start time. The center grounds and picnic areas are open all day.
Please check your ticket for when the Amphitheater gates open. These times are NOT the same for all concerts.
General Admission Lawn
If you have tickets for general admission lawn seating, you are welcome to bring your own blanket to sit on, but NO CHAIRS will be allowed into the amphitheater.
As always parking is ample and free.
Due to the nature of live theatrical bookings - dates, titles, availability and prices are subject to change.