Music fans across the country can rejoice as Red Rocks Amphitheatre is once again open for business. The iconic Morrison, CO venue reopened its doors on Thursday with the first show in a four-night run from Lotus.
The jamtronica pioneers’ appearance at Red Rocks is cosmic as the band also performed the final ticketed concert at the venue in 2020. Back on September 27th, Lotus performed to a crowd of only 175 people, a number dwarfed by the now 2,500 fans currently allowed at the Colorado venue. That concert also marked the most recent live performance by Lotus.
Just like the September 2020 concert, Thursday’s show saw Lotus on the heels of yet another album release with Citrus hitting streaming platforms earlier this month. The Luke and Jesse Miller-headed outfit culled the 2021 EP from the same sessions that birthed 2020’s Free Swim.
“Citrus is the chill-out session to the Free Swim pool party,” bassist/producer Jesse Miller said of Citrus at the time of the album’s announcement. “The music is more downtempo, drawing from 70s space-funk, rock and West African music. We’ve never played these songs live before, but I think they will feel like old favorites”
Scroll down to check out a gallery of images from Lotus’ first night back at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Thursday, courtesy of photographer Jason Myers.