• Genre
    Alternative Rock
  • Date
    Saturday 08/13/2016
  • Time
    8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Place
    Mountain Avenue Stage
  • Denver-based foursome, The Fray, formed in 2002 after high school friends, Slade and King, bumped into each other at a local guitar shop. The Fray is Isaac Slade (lead vocals), Joe King (guitar, vocals), Dave Welsh (guitar), and Ben Wysocki (drums). In 2005, the group achieved national success with their debut self-titled release, featuring the hit singles "Over My Head (Cable Car)" and "How to Save a Life." The release went double-platinum and earned the band a 2010 Grammy nomination.

    The group's fourth album "Helios" was released on Epic Records in 2014. With a sound that features electronic instruments, drum samples, enormous backing vocals and production assistance from Stuart Price and Ryan Tedder, the new album received early critical acclaim from the Denver Post as well as Billboard, which hailed its "bare emotion bolstered by echoing backing vocals and unexpected twang."

    The Fray performed the single "Love Don't Die" on the Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014. They continued to promote "Helios" with a string of tour dates throughout 2014.