Music: Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience
Sept. 4 - 6 http://www.jazzaspensnowmass.org/labor-day-experience.html Since this is the th Anniversary of the JAS Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience, it’s only fitting that the line-up includes some of the most exciting headliners in its history, all of whom are making their first ever Aspen experience. Three-day passes for the event went on sale in March, but there are still tickets available.
The Experience kicks-off on Friday, September 4, with two of the hottest touring acts on the road. Irish sensation Hozier will headline with Soulsters, Fitz and the Tantrums, who first performed at JAS Labor Day weekend in 2011, opening. Hozier’s “Take Me To Church,” the debut single off of his self-titled 2014 album, has achieved widespread global popularity, becoming a number-one hit in 12 countries and earning a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year. The video has received over 146 million views on YouTube and was Spotify’s most viral song of 2014.
On Saturday, September 5, Grammy Award-winning superstars No Doubt will headline in one of only a select number of performances they are scheduled to play in the U.S. this year.
“No Doubt is only performing a few select high profile shows at large major festivals this summer, including New Orleans, KAABOO, Bottlerock and Rock in Rio Vegas, so it’s a great honor that they agreed to join JAS for our 25th Season event,” said Jim Horowitz, JAS President and CEO.
No Doubt has released several multi-platinum albums (1995’s diamond- certified Tragic Kingdom, 2001’s Rock Steady, and a 2003 singles collection) and a string of chart-topping hits (“Just a Girl,” “Don’t Speak,” “Hey Baby,” “Hella Good,” and “It’s My Life”). Lead singer Gwen Stefani has further emerged as a global music and fashion icon via two best-selling solo albums and multiple clothing lines.
Reggae artist Jimmy Cliff will open for No Doubt at 5 p.m. in his first JAS appearance since 2000. A 3 p.m. act for Saturday has yet to be announced.
Closing the Experience on Sunday, Sept. 6, at 7:30 p.m, yet another International superstar, Lenny Kravitz will perform. Kravitz, a multi-instrumentalist and actor, is known for his elaborate stage performances and music videos. He won the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for four years in a row (1999-2002), breaking the record for most wins in that category as well as setting the record for most consecutive wins in one category by a male.
Denver-based rock band, The Fray, will open for Lenny at 5 p.m. with a 3 p.m. act still to be announced. The Fray achieved national success with their 2005 debut, featuring the hit singles “Over My Head (Cable Car)” and “How to Save a Life,” which went double-platinum.
JAS released a $184 Three-Day Experience Pass for sale on Monday, March 24 at 9 a.m., while supplies last. The pass includes one wristband valid for entrance into all shows. Wristbands are non-transferable.
There may still be tickets available for the June JAS Experience, which will feature Chicago, Maceo Parker, Count Basie Orchestra, Naturally 7, Rodrigo y Gabriela and more.
To purchase tickets please visit http://www.jazzaspensnowmass.org or call 866-JAS-TIXX (527-8499). Tickets will also be available at the Belly Up Box Office in Aspen. Single day tickets went on sale in early April.