Red Bull Presents: Detour’s 5 Pointers. Kicking off on November 8th, 2019, Red Bull Presents Detour’s 5 Pointers – is a month-long musical journey from internationally renowned Denver artist Detour, aka Thomas Evans, set in a futuristic and interactive environment. Taking over RedLine Denver in the thriving RiNO neighborhood, Red Bull Presents Detour’s 5 Pointers will serve as an introduction to an interpretation of the future of music through storytelling elements, live performances from the 5 Pointers – a band of Detour’s musical collaborators brought together to interpret and experiment with what music will sound like in the future -- and a collection of memorabilia that will bridge the gap of time in this experimental presentation. Throughout the month, Detour and the 5 Pointers band will host multiple performances and artist talks to further create an experience that allows the audience to engage in conversation. The first artist talk and 5 Pointers performance will take place on opening night, November 8th. Detour will host a stand-alone artist talk on November 13th, and the 5 Pointers will join him for a performance and artist talk on November 22nd and December 6th. Red Bull Presents: Detour’s 5 Pointers is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am – 5 pm from November 8th through December 6th.
Based in the year 2119, Detour’s environment transports the audience to a museum opening dedicated to a fictional band formed the turn of the 22nd century. Featuring non-traditional and innovative instruments, envisioned and created by Detour and utilizing mixed media, the 5 Pointers will compose original music as an interpretation and exploration of what music will sound like 100 years from now, providing attendees a fully immersive journey through art, narrative, and sound. Fictional artifacts and memorabilia – including Grammy’s, ticket stubs, jerseys, magazines and more - personify Detour’s futuristic world further illustrating the story of the 5 Pointers and their musical journey. Detour has invited Denver musicians Felix Fast4ward, Venus Cruz, Carl Carrell, and DJ Check One (Dameion Hines) to collaborate with him as the 5 Pointers band. Each musician will perform in character, fully transforming into their 5 Pointers personas. Felix Fast4ward performs as Wex, Venus Cruz as Lola Devine, Carl Carrell as Carl Remington, and DJ Check One takes on King Tempo – and together they are the 5 Pointers.
Tackling many different issues facing the future of music and culture, Red Bull Presents Detour’s 5 Pointers invites us to a musical journey into the unknown as explored through the eyes and minds of Denver’s local music and visual artists.
For tickets and more information, please visit: redbull.com/detours5pointers
Thomas Evans, who is better known in the community as Detour, has been a solid contributor to Denver’s creative scene for over a decade. Initially, his work was largely inspired by the world of hip-hop and Detour ventured into the world of street art, producing colorful portraits that quickly turned heads and became common backdrops on social media. Over the past two years, he has held gallery and museum residencies in Colorado, France and Argentina. In 2018, he was asked to paint portraits of David Letterman and Jay-Z for Letterman’s Netflix original TV series, My Next Guest Need No Introduction.
Currently, Detour’s artistic endeavors focus on connecting music and fine arts through traditional methods and technology. Accenting his focus, the sights, sounds and issues surrounding urban culture shapes the way he approaches the creation of concepts, use of tools and overall execution of his work. The tools Detour uses to develop his work are not limited to any one medium, and blend sounds and paintings – weaving two things he personally has passion for – to create a new interactive way of enjoying art. His style engages everything from using sensors inside canvases to fabricating wall-sized guitar strings that pair with pre-recorded sounds and much more.
About Red Bull:
For 20 years, Red Bull has celebrated music, its culture and the creative minds behind it. With multiple festivals, music education workshops, collaborations with artists and thousands of initiatives, Red Bull supports artists and local music communities around the world.
Red Bull Presents is a collection of shows that celebrates diverse music scenes in cities across the globe. In the U.S., the series is focused on supporting local creative communities and unearthing inspiring stories across New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Oakland, San Francisco, Miami, Nashville, Denver, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Portland and Houston.