John Mayer’s “Sob Rock” tour, Kathleen Madigan’s live taping, and more upcoming Denver concerts

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Soft-rock guitarist and singer John Mayer, whose new album “Sob Rock” shamelessly invokes the sonic tropes and neon schmaltz of 1980s adult-contemporary hits, will headline Ball Arena in one of the venue’s biggest concerts of 2022. Tickets for the March 27, 2022, show are on sale. ($79.50-$304,

Denver favorite and international touring comic Kathleen Madigan returns with a show at the Paramount Theatre on Feb. 19 to tape her latest live special — following a trend of other national comics taping sets at venues such as Comedy Works downtown and Englewood’s Gothic Theatre. Tickets for Madigan’s 7 and 9:30 p.m. sets are on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20. ($39.50-$69.50,

Also funny: Stand-up lifer and former “SNL” cast member Colin Quinn is at the Vilar Center for the Performing Arts in Beaver Creek on Tuesday, Aug. 26 ($55,; and  Australian comic Daniel Sloss this week announced his 28-city Hubris Tour, including a show at the Paramount on Nov. 16 (prices unavailable,

Garage-glam dynamo Ty Segall and Freedom Band will headline RiNo’s Mission Ballroom on July 3, 2022, with tickets for the 16-and-up show on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20. ($35-$60,

Gap-toothed Canadian and polarizing indie artist Mac DeMarco is also playing Mission Ballroom on Oct. 26. Tickets are on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug 20. ($45-$80,

What else is new at Mission Ballroom this week? Try New Zealand producer Opiuo, with a set spanning his work between 2009 and 2014, and openers 1788-L, Esseks and Brux (Oct. 9, $19.50-$59.50), and Sullivan King with Layz (Feb. 11, 2022, $25-$55). Both shows are 16-and-up and on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20. (

Dark, fuzzy psych band The Black Angels, which hails from Austin, Texas, is coming back to the Ogden Theatre with a 16-and-up concert on Nov. 4 featuring opener L.A. Witch. Tickets are on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20. ($30-$75,

Impossible-to-miss California songwriter Bret Dennen — who is 6-foot-5, with an unruly shock of orange hair — is bringing his See the World Tour to the Boulder Theater on Nov. 18. Tickets for the all-ages concert are on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20. ($25-$30,

Glitchy dubstep purveyor Svdden Death will return to headline Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Oct. 24 as part of its Valley of Death tour. Tickets for the late-season, all-ages show are on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20. ($29-$69,

A handful of artists this week switched up their fall 2021 shows this week — although promoter AEG Presents Rocky Mountains did not specifically say why. 070 Shake, announced in June and scheduled for Oct. 7 at the Ogden Theatre, will now move to May 28, 2022, “due to unforeseen circumstances,” according to the band.

Also moving — in this case, up by two days — is Samantha Fish, whose Ogden Theatre date is barely more than a month away. She’s moving her Sept. 26 concert there to Sept. 24, so if you’ve already got tickets be sure not to miss it. Refunds for this and all moved shows are available at the point of purchase, likely

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