Red Devils at Red Rocks, 93/94

The Red Devils performed two times at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the famous Colorado open-air venue built into a rock formation. Most famous (for guys my age, at least) for an iconic performance by U2 for 1983’s “Under a Blood Red Sky,” Red Rocks hosts concerts regularly.

From the now-defunct Rocky Mountain News in Denver:

“The Blues on the Rocks series on Sept. 5 has a full circle of blues: Legends B.B. King, Koko Taylor and Buddy Guy will mix it up with young guitar slinger Eric Johnson and newcomers, the Red Devils (a band that is a favorite of Mick Jagger).” (April 16, 1993)

“Blues on the Rocks at Red Rocks (Sept. 21): B.B. King, Dr. John, Little Feat, the All-Star Tribute to Muddy Waters and the Red Devils heat up the rocks starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $22.50 at TicketMaster, Sound Warehouse and other locations.” (May 22, 1994)

Notable is that, if the timeline holds up, the Sept. 5, 1993, date was one day before the band recorded its session with Johnny Cash and for its second album.

Published by J.J.

Drums and barbecue ribs. Blues music.

2 thoughts on “Red Devils at Red Rocks, 93/94

  1. Hi! I just happened on this site and thought I would mention – I was at that “Blues on the Rocks” show on 9/5/1993 (still have my ticket stub). It was supposed to be at Red Rocks but it got rained out so at the last minute they moved it to McNichols Arena. (Red Rocks doesn’t move shows due to bad weather any more, but back then they did!) Just to confirm, I found this set list for BB King, and it does list it at McNichols: https://guestpectacular.com/artists/bb-king/events/1993-09-05/united-states/denver/mcnichols-sports-arena. I don’t remember seeing the Red Devils but I remember getting there late so that’s probably why 🙂 wish I had seen them!

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