Alison Wonderland is no stranger to playing at the legendary Red Rocks venue. She headlined for the first time back in 2019 for her Temple of Wonderland tour and was set to headline once again in 2020 before the pandemic decided it had other plans. After a couple of rescheduled dates it was decided that she would once again headline for two back-to-back nights on September 15 & 16.
We were lucky enough to make it to her second night where the likes of DJ Garth, Moore Kismet, Elohim, and Valentino Khan held the honors of kicking things off. The entire atmosphere felt like one big party and each opener seemed up for the task at hand. Hearing news that she had injured her foot performing the night before we were fearful that she wouldn’t be able to provide the same energy on day two. We were wrong.
Alison came out swinging with such fierce energy and emotion as if this was the first night she’d ever laid eyes on the sold out Red Rocks crowd. Her production was massive and nearly covered the entire stage with multiple platforms and mind-blowing visuals.
One thing I do have to commend her on is her ability to captivate her audience with emotional vocal ballads that echo through the rocks before jumping into an intense breakdown or heart-pounding drop. She was occasionally joined on stage by her band members including a drum team, string players, and a choir when they weren’t seen silhouetted behind the half-transparent LED wall.
Alison played most of her most recent Awake album and on tracks like “Church” and “Happy Place,” she reminded everyone that this was her favorite place to be doing what she loves most. All in all, Alison Wonderland reminded everyone why she’s risen to the top of the game with a top notch performance, impressive production, and stellar live instrumentations from start to finish.