Paperbird To Play 2 Red Rocks Shows This Summer


Following the release of what is being hailed as its breakthrough album, Rooms (March 26), Denver based indie folk collective Paper Bird has announced two shows this summer at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.  The first will take place on June 14, with Paper Bird supporting Devotchka (headliner) and Amanda Palmer, the latter two of which will be performing along with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.  Then, on September 14, Paper Bird will be taking part in 93.3 KTCL’s “Big Gig,” supporting The Lumineers (headliner) and Langhorne Slim.

“I think any chance to play at a world class venue like Red Rocks brings a level of excitement that is somewhat unmatched,” said banjoist/guitarist Caleb Summeril.  “I grew up just miles from that venue, and went to shows as a teenager , dreaming of someday playing that stage.  And we also get to support two great Colorado acts in Devotchka and the Lumineers that have been enjoying national success for some time now.  It would be an honor to play with those two bands anywhere, and we have the opportunity to do it right in our own back yard at one of the best venues in the world.”

About Paper Bird
Since the band’s formation in 2007, Paper Bird has been playing its joyful blend of indie folk, roots, and Americana to delighted audiences nationwide.  Paper Bird has released three studio albums, Anything Nameless and Joymaking (2007); When the River took Flight (2010); and Rooms (2013); as well as Carry On(2011), which was the score to a collaboration with Ballet Nouveau Colorado of the same name.  Rooms, produced by film composter Ryan Fritch and released on March 26, pushes Paper Bird’s musical boundaries even further than anything the group has done since its inception in 2007.

Their unique sound is a combination of a dynamic and energetic rhythm section intertwined with effortless and flowing harmonies and the group’s backbone is their songwriting, musicianship and a general aversion to all limitations and trends. With seven members and no designated leader, the possibilities for Paper Bird are constantly unfolding, with fluctuations in style and mood akin to weather patterns.  Their rare and beautiful approach to music led them to be featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and were voted in the Top 10 Best Underground Bands by the Denver Post three years in a row, as well as being 5280’s Top of the Town “Top Local Band.”  Most recently, Paper Bird was featured in February 2013 in the New York Times in a story about up and coming Denver bands.

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Tour Dates:
May 1: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown Jr.
May 2: Minneapolis, MN @ Studio B at the Skyway Theatre
May 3: Chicago, IL @ Martyr’s
May 4: Traverse City, MI @ Good Work Collective
May 5: Toronto, ONT @ Horseshoe Tavern
May 6: Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House
May 7: Cambridge, MA@ Middle East – Upstairs
May 8: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
May 9: Brooklyn, NY @ The Rock Shop
May 10: Philadelphia, PA @ The Tin Angel
May 12: Annapolis, MD @ Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge
May 13: Cincinnati, OH @ The Comet
May 14: Indianapolis, IN @ Do317 Lounge
May 15: Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s
June 8:  Pagosa Springs, CO @ Pagosa Folk ‘N’ Bluegrass Festival
June 9: Santa Fe, NM @ The Railyard
June 14: Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre