Young the Giant add new tour dates with stops at Red Rocks and Santa Barbara Bowl
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Anchored by their outstanding third album Home of the Strange, 2016 was a breakout year for the alt rock band Young The Giant. After playing back-to-back shows at the Ogden in Denver last fall, Young The Giant is again returning to the Mile High City, this time at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre as part of an extension of their tour.

Young The Giant will be hitting Red Rocks on Aug. 15, along with festival favorites Cold War Kids and dance rock standouts Joywave. Select tickets for their newly announced tour dates -- including an August 25 performance at the Santa Barbara Bowl -- go on sale this Friday, Feb. 24, right here on

Home of the Strange is a concept album about identity and the themes of songs like “Amerika” and “Something To Believe In” feel resonant in today’s politically-charged environment. However in an interview with from last August, the band’s drummer Francois Comtois said the group didn’t set out to write an album suffused with political significance.

“We actually started writing most of the songs in 2014 way before the election,” Comtois said. “All these themes that have been happening in the past ten years came to a head with the election.” Check out the full interview here.

Check out a video recapping YTG’s big 2016 in the clip embedded above and click here to get tickets to their upcoming tour.