Lucky for us Coloradans, STS9 has decided to bring their Great Cycle Spectacles Tour full circle by returning to our fine mountain state for one more night at Red Rocks Amphitheater. Needless to say, Sound Tribe Sector 9 left many fans wanting more after their killer two night Spectacles run at The Fillmore Auditorium this past January, so this summer showcase, featuring Cherub and STS9 is one night on the rocks you won't want to miss. The second night of their run here in Colorado will feature the boys in the more intimate setting of Boulder Theatre for their ‘Axe the Cables’ set, which sold out within twenty four hours of STS9’s subtle twitter announcement… sigh.
The Great Cycle Spectacles Tour was schemed up by the gentlemen of Sound Tribe with the intention of paying homage to the end of the ninth and final phase of the Mayan's 5,000+ year "Great Cycle" calendar. Of course, for those who don’t know, the calendar is slated to come to completion on December 21, 2012 (insert your own end-of-the-world/alien invasion conspiracy theory here Swaager readers). Some believe the world will end, and others believe some sort of widespread shift in consciousness will occur as a new calendar begins, but either way, STS9 is certainly doing their part in preparing all of us for whatever comes our way this winter.
Playing off the spirit of the mysterious universal change that the Mayan’s predicted would occur at the end of their calendar, STS9 will be drawing set, lighting, and musical inspiration from the ancient empire in order to bring the Red Rocks audience together for a tribal themed intergalactic journey of epic proportions. STS9 hopes that by elevating consciousness about the uncertainty we face as December 2012 approaches, we can come together in order to “let go, live free, and enjoy the mysteries and pleasures of life.”
So STS9 started their Great Cycle Spectacles Tour this January in Denver, will be celebrating the tour and 2012’s midpoint by throwing a massive Red Rocks summer show on June 16th, followed by an intimate ‘Axe the Cables’ set at Boulder Theater on June 17th, and are finishing the tour on December 21st, amongst ancient Mayan ruins at their sold out “Mayan Holidaze” festival in Mexico. Coincidence? I think not…go ahead and buy your tickets and take the ride people because this weekend is going be out of this world.