Modern-day bluesman Shakey Graves and his band The Problem played a three-night run of Colorado shows with support from Neal Francis and Katie Pruitt that culminated in a weather-delayed, twice-evacuated show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Following a freak hailstorm that left attendees of Louis Tomlinson‘s Red Rocks concert traumatized if not hospitalized on Wednesday, inclement weather once again threatened a concert at the venue on Thursday. Red Rocks alerted fans around 3 p.m. that the show’s start time was delayed, which drew criticism on social media from many people who thought the show should be canceled altogether after what happened on Wednesday since the weather conditions were similar. Once underway, the show was stopped and the venue evacuated not once but twice due to severe storms.

Those who stuck it out were eventually rewarded, as the show must and did in fact go on with opening sets from Nashville folk darling Katie Pruitt and soul rocker Neal Francis, who brought a horn section along for the occasion, followed by an unforgettable torrent of rain and sound from Shakey Graves & The Problem.

“Playing at Red Rocks is always an unforgettable experience but this years show was a true force of nature,” Shakey Graves reflected in a social media post after the show. “Two evacuations due to weather, wet gear, high hopes, long hours, big heart. … It was all a true honor.”

Fans commented calling the show “unforgettable and so worth the struggle,” with one summarizing the night as “such a roller coaster but so worth it, fucking incredible show.”

Check out photo galleries of Shakey Graves and Neal Francis at Red Rocks Amphitheatre from photographer Kit Tincher below.

Shakey Graves just announced a fall tour dubbed the Movie of the Week Tour 2023. Click below to view a full list of dates. A limited number of discounted tickets for select cities will be available through an artist presale starting tomorrow, Tuesday, June 27th at 10 a.m. local through Thursday, June 29th at 10 p.m. local (or until sold out). Sign up for presale info here.

Movie of the Week Tour 2023:

July 4—Q2 Stadium, Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic—Austin, TX
July 9—Levitate Music and Arts Festival—Marshfield, MA
July 11—The Chicken Box—Nantucket, MA
July 12—The Chicken Box—Nantucket, MA
July 28—Bauhaus Brew Labs—Minneapolis, MN*
July 29—Bell’s Eccentric Cafe-Beer Garden—Kalamazoo, MI* (SOLD OUT)
July 30—Old Forester’s Paristown Hall—Louisville, KY*
August 2—Greenfield Lake Amphitheater—Wilmington, NC †
August 3—Firefly Distillery—North Charleston, SC ‡
August 4—Rabbit Rabbit—Asheville, NC ‡ (SOLD OUT)
August 5—Maymont Park—Richmond, VA ‡
August 6—The Ritz—Raleigh, NC †
August 8—The Atlantis—Washington, DC †
August 9—Lincoln Hill Farms—Canadaigua, NY †
August 11—The Pines Theater at Look Park—Northampton, MA*
August 12—The Green at Shelburne Museum—Shelburne, VT*
August 13—Guster’s On The Ocean—Portland, ME
August 15—Pier 17—New York, NY*
August 16—XL Live—Harrisburg, PA
August 17—Freeman Arts Pavilion—Selbyville, DE*
August 18—Stone Pony Summer Stage—Asbury Park, NJ
September 21—The Van Buren—Phoenix, AZ
September 22—BeachLife Ranch—Redondo Beach, CA
September 26—The Sound At Del Mar—Del Mar, CA
September 27—Orpheum Theater—Flagstaff, AZ §
September 30—Ace of Spades—Sacramento, CA §
October 1—Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas—Las Vegas, NV §
October 5—Vina Robles Amphitheatre—Paso Robles, CA §
October 6—Cascade Theatre—Redding, CA §
October 7—Crystal Ballroom—Portland, OR §
October 8—Rebels and Renegades—Monterey, CA
October 10—Paramount Theatre—Seattle, WA §
October 11—Queen Elizabeth Theatre—Vancouver, BC §
October 12—Knitting Factory Concert House—Spokane, WA §
October 13—Knitting Factory Concert House—Boise, ID §
October 14—Knitting Factory Concert House—Boise, ID §
October 15—Union Event Center—Salt Lake City, UT §
October 26—Longhorn Ballroom—Dallas, TX §
October 27—The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall—Houston, TX §
November 1—Ryman Auditorium—Nashville, TN**
November 2—The Eastern—Atlanta, GA**
November 3—Avondale Brewing Company—Birmingham, AL††
November 4—Georgia Theatre—Athens, GA††
November 5—Neighborhood Theatre—Charlotte, NC††
November 6—The Signal—Chattanooga, TN††
November 8—Roxian Theatre—Pittsburgh, PA††
November 9—Toad’s Place—New Haven, CT††
November 11—Massey Hall—Toronto, ON††
November 12—Union Transfer—Philadelphia, PA
November 13—9:30 Club—Washington, DC††
November 14—Roadrunner—Boston, MA**
November 16—Agora Theatre—Cleveland, OH**
November 17—The Salt Shed—Chicago, IL**
November 18—The Sylvee—Madison, WI**
November 19—Egyptian Room-Old National Centre—Indianapolis, IN**

*with Lucius
† with Abraham Alexander
‡ with Trampled by Turtles
§ with Flipturn
** with Rayland Baxter

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