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Pollen 2023 Tour
with Sam Evian

Friday, October 20

7:00pm Doors |

8:00pm Show

All Ages
$25 ADV / $30 DOS / $49.50 Opera Box


Bags (max size 12″ x 6″ x 12″) are allowed and will be searched upon entry. Exceptions will be made for necessary medical equipment and bags for nursing mothers. We encourage you to pack light with only the necessities to make the entry process as smooth as possible.


We are a cashless facility meaning that we are unable to accept cash as a form of payment.

• Our Box Office, Coat Check, and Venue Merch will only accept credit and debit.

• Our Bars will only accept credit, debit, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.

Please note that artist merchandise sales are separate and may still accept cash.

Tennis is Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley. The two met in the philosophy department at

the University of Colorado in 2008 after dropping out of their respective music

programs. In the years after graduating, they got involved in Denver’s DIY music scene.

Through house shows, they were connected with Underwater Peoples, and Firetalk.

Tennis’ first singles “South Carolina,” “Baltimore,” and “Marathon” were released in 2010.

The band went blog-viral nearly overnight, landing them a record deal with Fat



Cape Dory, (2011 on Fat Possum), documents Moore and Riley’s time spent living

aboard a small sailboat on the Atlantic coast. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s

Heatseeker chart, transitioning Tennis from house-shows to stages such as



Tennis recorded their sophomore effort Young & Old (2012) with Patrick Carney of the

Black Keys. They made their television debut on The Tonight Show, The Late Show,

and Conan.


In 2014 they signed with Communion. The resulting release, Ritual in Repeat was the

culmination of separate recording sessions with Richard Swift, Jim Eno and Patrick

Carney. Moore and Riley were greatly influenced by Richard Swift’s approach to

recording and engineering, prompting Riley’s decision to take over as engineer on their

future releases.


With shifting labels and new interests, Tennis chose an alternate path for their band and

career. In 2016, Moore and Riley formed the label Mutually Detrimental and began

self-releasing. Their newfound freedom allowed them to return to their sailboat to write

their next full-length, this time in the Sea of Cortez. Yours Conditionally, released in

2017, became their most commercially successful album–charting at #4 on Billboard’s

Independent list and in the top 100 highest selling vinyl releases that year. They played

Coachella and opened for artists like The National, Father John Misty and The

Shins–proving their DIY roots as a cornerstone to their sound and narrative.


Their follow up Swimmer (2020), was recorded in their home studio with Moore and

Riley producing and engineering. The pair brought their long-time touring member Steve

Voss in for the second time to drum on record. The singles, Need Your Love and

Runner, were Tennis’ most successful releases to date. With nearly every show on tour

sold-out (including two consecutive nights at Brooklyn Steel) the album’s campaign was

cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic.


Pollen, Tennis’ sixth studio album is due on February 10, 2023 (Mutually Detrimental)

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