Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, Colorado
If you’re looking for fantastic R&B and soul music, then you better check out this amazing show at the Red Rocks! The legendary soul icon Al Green is bringing his highly-anticipated show to Morrison, Colorado, for a one-night spectacle! Accompanied by the esteemed Colorado Symphony, the 11-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter will deliver his incredible hits, including “Tired of Being Alone,” “Take Me to the River,” ‘Love and Happiness,” and his most popular single, “Let’s Stay Together.” The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will light up the Red Rocks on Wednesday, 12th July 2023! Making this show even more phenomenal is a special guest appearance by illustrious blues man and five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Keb Mo! It’s not every day that you see two great American music icons and a grand orchestra deliver a show on the same stage and night! So if you’re keen on attending this incredible live event in Morrison, you better hurry and secure your tickets now!
Highly-celebrated singer and musician Albert Greene, a.k.a. Al Green, has been a prolific performer since the ‘60s. He is one of the most influential purveyors of soul and R&B music. In 1967, he found amazing commercial success upon releasing his debut album, Back Up Train. The record entered the Mainstream chart and peaked at number 37 on the R&B chart. Two years later, the singer decided to take the stage name Al Green (dropping the “e” in his last name) and released his sophomore effort, Green is Blues. The album, which contained iconic covers of The Temptations’ “My Girl,” The Beatles’ “Get Back,” and The Box Tops’ “The Letter,” soared to number 19 on the Mainstream and number 3 on the R&B chart. In 2009, the album was re-released as a 40th-anniversary edition. The reissue contained several more bonus tracks, including covers of the Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and Chuck Berry’s “Memphis, Tennessee.”
In 1972, Al Green achieved his first number 1 record upon releasing his fourth studio effort, Let’s Stay Together. Led by the popular title track, the album topped the R&B chart and peaked at number 8 on the Billboard 200. The album was later certified gold after selling over 500,000 copies in the U.S. To take advantage of the hype, Green released another record in the same year. His fifth album, I’m Still in Love with You, also hit number 1 on the R&B chart. Meanwhile, it soared to number 4 on the Mainstream chart, making it the highest-charting effort of his career. The album, later certified platinum after hitting one million copies sold, spawned three hits single, “Love and Happiness,” “Look What You Done for Me,” and the title track.
Throughout the ‘70s, Al Green continued to find commercial success with his subsequent release. His influence and legacy have been a significant force in the industry and helped shape music into what it is today. In fact, many modern artists, such as Adele, Bruno Mars, D’Angelo, John Legend, and Justin Timberlake, have cited Al Green as a major influence on their careers.
Of course, Al Green’s exemplary work has resulted in numerous accolades. The acclaimed singer-songwriter has won 11 Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award he received in 2002. In 1995, Green was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Rock Hall commemorated Green for “the raw power of his voice has carried him from decade to decade and genre to genre in a career that remains robust to this day.”
If you’re keen on seeing one of the greatest musicians of all time, you better secure your tickets now before it sells out! See Green, Keb Mo, and the Colorado Symphony at the Red Rocks Amphitheater!