East coast rock outfits Aqueous and BIG Something are gearing up for a highly-anticipated five-night Colorado run, part of their 20-date co-headlining winter tour. Both bands have made monstrous strides over the past year, leaving fans with high hopes and expectations for the seasoned bands to carry their momentum out to the Rockies from February 13th through February 17th.
As Aqueous guitarist Mike Gantzer explained to Live For Live Music earlier this month, “I’m looking forward to the whole thing. I haven’t spent too much time out there but the times that I have, they’ve been completely mind-blowing to me. It’s almost like a different world, every city on the tour looks amazing to me. We’re always stoked to go back out to Colorado.”
Despite hailing from Buffalo, NY, Aqueous has built quite the following in Colorado. The band performed a sold-out show in June at Denver’s Bluebird Theater, which they later released as a live album titled Live From The Bluebird. Aqueous also unveiled new material in 2018, as the four-piece Buffalo-based band released their newest studio album, Color Wheel, their first full-length studio effort since 2014’s Cycles.
Aqueous – “ALDEHYDE” – Bluebird Theater 2018
2018 also marked a momentous year for BIG Something. The six-piece North Carolina-based band released their fifth full-length studio album back on April 20th with The Otherside. The album was produced by Grammy-nominated producer John Custer and was dedicated to Paul Interdonato, BIG Something lyricist and guitarist Nick MacDaniels‘ childhood best friend, who recently passed away.
In recent years, BIG Something has been tapped as support for the likes of Umphrey’s McGee, Galactic, moe., Robert Randolph, and The B52s, and concocted some serious collaborative efforts. Colorado fans are no strangers to the band’s crafty collaborative moves, either. In 2016, they saw the sextet partner up with DJ Logic at Denver’s Cervantes’ Other Side for a funk-fueled cover of Vulfpeck‘s “Beastly”.
BIG Something ft. DJ Logic – “Beastly” [Vulfpeck cover]
With ample amounts of fresh material and creative thoughts flowing, Aqueous and BIG Something will start their Colorado conquest on Wednesday, February 13th at Durango’s Animas City Theatre before continuing their tour of the mountains with a Valentines Day performance on Thursday, February 14th at Avon’s Agave, followed by a Friday night throwdown at Winter Park’s Ullrs Tavern on Friday, February 15th. The rock and roll caravan will continue to Estes Park’s historic Stanley Hotel on Saturday, February 16th, best known for serving as Stephen King‘s inspiration for his best-selling 1977 horror novel, The Shining. Aqueous and BIG Something look to end their Colorado run with a bang, as they’ll conclude their five-night jaunt in the city, taking over Denver’s Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom on Sunday, February 17th.
After their five-night Colorado run, the two bands will make appearances at Eugene, OR’s Wow Hall (2/20); Portland, OR’s Star Theater (2/21); Seattle, WA’s Nectar Lounge (2/22); Sacramento, CA’s Harlow’s (2/26); Los Angeles, CA’s Bootleg Theater (2/28); and San Diego, CA’s Winstons Beach Club (3/1). Following three shows across Texas in Austin, Dallas, and Houston (3/6, 3/7, and 3/8, respectively), the tour will wrap with a performance at New Orleans, LA’s Parish at House of Blues on March 9th.