On Friday, April 27, Vulfpeck will make their headlining debut at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. The full bill includes saxophonist Kamasi Washington and KNOWER as supporting acts.
In the summer of 2017, Vulfpeck opened up for Trey Anastasio Band at Red Rocks for their first-ever performance at the venue. During their set, two worlds collided when Phish frontman Trey Anastasio sat in with the funk group for a ripping version of “Rango” that led into an impromptu Michael Jackson jam of “Will You Be There” (famously from the movie Free Willy).
While Vulfpeck’s billing with Trey Anastasio Band seemed confusing to some, this direction will presumably appeal to the greater Vulfpack audience. Modern jazz torch-bearer Kamasi Washington is currently riding the wave of his recent release, Harmony of Difference, and has quickly become one of the most respected musicians in the game. KNOWER is a searing hot music group from Los Angeles spear-heading a new musical movement, led by Louis Cole and Genevieve Artadi, and are known for their use of hard-hitting funk, cool chords, and deep melodies. Members of Vulfpeck and KNOWER have history of collaboration, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed to see it happen on the big stage.
Additionally, Vulfpeck has announced a two-night run at Tipitina’s on April 24 & 25 during the first weekend of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Joey Dosik will open for Vulfpeck, promising a night full of Vulfy collaborations. Ticketing information can be found on the band’s website.