Words & Deeds

This band just sold out two nights at Red Rocks. Now it’s coming to Boise.

If you hear that an Australian band that sells out major concert venues is coming to Boise, what’s the first one that comes to mind?

AC/DC, which we’ve fantasized about for decades?

Or, lowering expectations slightly, the Australian Pink Floyd Show, which visits Idaho what feels like every 15 minutes?

In this case, it’s neither. Outlaw Field just announced its 12th concert of the year, and this particular Aussie group is a live electronic act.

Rufus Du Sol will headline a 7:30 p.m. show Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Idaho Botanical Garden’s outdoor venue. Tickets go on sale at 1 p.m. Friday, May 17, for $45 at Ticketmaster, or by phone at (208) 426-1766.

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It’s never too early to dream about summer concerts at Outlaw Field. Pictured: Imagine Dragons in 2013. Katherine Jones Statesman file photo

Rufus Du Sol (stylized as RÜFÜS DU SOL) is more popular than you might realize. This fall, the alternative dance band will headline two nights at scenic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. Both shows already have sold out in advance. The venue holds more than 9,500 concertgoers.

Rufus Du Sol exploded out of the gate overseas in 2010, when its debut album, “Atlas,” hit No. 1 in Australia. Since 2016, the group has made significant inroads in North America, in part by playing at festivals such as Sasquatch, Coachella, Electric Forest and Hangout Fest.

Oh, and as for AC/DC visiting Idaho someday? Don’t hold your breath. Either way, it wouldn’t be at 4,000-capacity Outlaw Field. It would need to be in a large arena — or even Albertsons Stadium, now that Garth Brooks has opened that door to the possibility of concerts.

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Michael Deeds is an entertainment reporter and columnist at the Idaho Statesman, where he also has been a sportswriter, entertainment editor and features editor. Deeds co-hosts “The Other Studio,” a one-hour music show, at 8 p.m. Sundays on 94.9 FM The River.