Red Rocks Amphitheatre was the place to be this past Monday night as Phantogram and Tycho made their first stop of their current tour. A promising night as both acts played in front of a almost near sell-out crowd. For Tycho they were familiar with the venue having played before here in the past. With their customary chill-wave vibe the band tore through a pretty epic setlist as those in attendance got a chance to enjoy the brisk almost-summer evening! Opening with "Glider" the band played a majority of their hits including "Horizon", and "Awake" establishing dominance from the get to go. A perfect segway as the night dimmed for the headliner Phantogram.
A band that has definitely paid their dues and has toured extensively the duo of Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel have given us music to vibe to for many years now. Surprisingly this was their first headlining gig at the majestic venue (having headlined as Big Grams a few years ago).
The band opened with newer material off their latest album Three, with "You're Mine", and "Same Old Blues" before playing the classic "Don't Move". Mixing in old and new songs between the middle of their set it was the last quarter of songs that gave the audience the all too familiar established hits such as "Blackout Days", "Fall In Love", and "When I'm Small". The band opened up their encore with "Someday" a recently released song that focused on suicide prevention and mental illness. It was a magical night to say the least, hell we even got to see Barthel's Instagram famous dog Leroy The Good Boy come out for a bow to end the night.
Setlist: You're Mine | Same Old Blues | Don't Move | Run Run Blood | Turning Into Blood | As Far As I Can See | A Mouthful Of Diamonds | Answer | Cruel World | Calling All | Blackout Days | Destroyer | Fall In Love | When Im Small | ENCORE: Someday | You Don't Get Me High Anymore | Futuristic Casket
Words and Images Robert Castro