FURTHUR WILL PLAY GRAND OPENING OF THE ODEUM COLORADO MARCH 5 & 6, 2010
The Colorado metro area's newest entertainment gem, The Odeum, was formally unveiled December 3. On grand opening weekend, March 5 & 6, 2010, Furthur featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead will officially open the venue.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, December 10 and can be purchased here.
About The Odeum Colorado:
Odeum Colorado is a re-launch and remodel of the former Broomfield Event Center, right off Highway 36, just 15 minutes from both Denver and Boulder. Colorado is blessed with some wonderful venues; however, the metro area has needed a great mid-sized venue set up primarily for live music with the ability to host non-music events as well. The Odeum Colorado, scale-able from 3500 to 6500 attendees, configures for a myriad of different events. The Odeum Colorado is perfect for intimate performances by superstars and just as perfect for up and coming bands to take their next step as their careers grow. To create the venue Colorado deserves, we brought together the best and brightest minds to remodel the facility into a warm, inviting and fun venue.
The patron experience starts with the environment and our mission for the Odeum is to create the best environment for a mid-sized hall in America. The venue expects to host between 50 and 100 events per year and continue to grow every year. Attractions will include other non-musical events like one-off sporting events, family entertainment shows, non-profit and charitable events as well as some events hosted by the city and people of Broomfield.
Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir are embarking on a musical adventure with their new band Furthur. The 24 date tour begins February 5 in Miami, Florida and will find Lesh and Weir revisiting some of the same historic venues where the Grateful Dead performed back in those thrilling days of yesteryear: Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, VA, Barton Hall at Cornell University, Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY, Auditorium Theater in Chicago, and Radio City Music Hall in New Your City.
Fans can expect Lesh and Weir to push the musical envelope with jaw-dropping improvisations and loving renditions of Grateful Dead classics, with an all star band that includes keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, percussionist Jay Lane (RatDog), drummer Joe Russo (Benevento/Russo Duo, Trey Anastasio), and guitarist John Kadlecik (Dark Star Orchestra). New and old fans of the Grateful Dead will be entranced as Phil and Bob take the musical journey "furthur," exploring some of the Grateful Dead's most beloved songs in a tour that promises to keep the feet stomping and the bodies shaking.
Complete Furthur tour dates available here.