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Love.45 original members to reunite at the Oriental Theater

By Dave Herrera | Aug. 16, 2016 | 4:00 a.m.

Love.45 is getting the band back together again next month at the Oriental Theater.

A little more than a decade ago, Love.45 was Denver's most promising modern rock act. At the time, the four-piece was poised to breakout in a major way. The group had a song in regular rotation at KTCL at the same time as the Fray, which of course went on to storied career, selling millions of records and touring the world, and was starting to get picked up at other stations across the country.

What seemed like a cinderella story -- the band started as a cover band called Undertow and made much of its own luck by bankrolling its earnings playing other people's songs toward recording demos at Seattle's London Bridge Studios with Geoff Ott -- turned into a tale of unrealized potential.

The loverboys back in the Undertow days, when they used to rehearse behind a bar in Thornton.

The loverboys back in the Undertow days, when they used to rehearse behind a bar in Thornton.

The band's 2004 self-titled debut didn't do as well as expected, mostly thanks to a lack of promotional support from its record label at the time. After the buzz died down, the outfit soldiered on, enduring a few lineup changes before eventually calling it a day. 

Fans who loved the band back in the day will have a chance to relive the outfit's past glory at the Oriental Theatre on Friday, September 23. The bill also features Rubber Planet, another popular group from that era, which recently played a reunion show of its own at Herman's Hideaway, plus Sad Star Cafe and Stu Miller's Moderately Sized Orchestra.

Tickets are $14, and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.