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On June 30, Governor Jared Polis announced that the bars and nightclubs he'd allowed to reopen just two weeks before had to close, as COVID-19 cases were on the rise.

Even so, live music is making a comeback. Dazzle, Nocturne and the Roxy on Broadway, which operate as both restaurants and music clubs, have been permitted to host concerts for weeks — while observing very strict social distancing rules.

The hi-dive, a music club that just reopened as a bar, is weighing whether to partner with Sputnik so it can keep its doors open under the restaurant loophole.

And following the lead of the 1400 block of Larimer Street and Glenarm Place, a few blocks in RiNo have closed to vehicular traffic. While that doesn't mean that RiNo will be hosting any big festivals, it does mean that the Larimer Lounge, which is already dishing up Globe Hall's award-winning BBQ, can spread out. "This won’t affect capacity for shows, and no music is permitted on these restaurant patios,” notes Kyle Hartman, Larimer Lounge talent buyer. “So it won’t have an impact on shows at the venue. Everything is reserved seating both inside and out. But people will be able to enjoy cocktails and BBQ for the rest of the summer. It’s going to have a very European, open-air vibe all along Larimer, which will allow people to enjoy a night out this summer safely. I also think it’s going to help foster the RiNo community during this time by making the whole district feel connected.”

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And that's not all. Milk Bar on Broadway has been hosting a socially distanced version of the popular dance party Lipgloss, and the Mile High Flea Market is now home to the Dirty Drive-In series, with bass-music concerts presented through August by Feyline, Nuell Entertainment and Lionshare. "Flea markets are uniquely suited to host large groups,” explains United Flea Markets CEO Rob Sieban. “They have built-in amenities like bathrooms and concessions, nearly unlimited outdoor space, and no permanent seats or bleachers to contend with that you’d find in an amphitheater or traditional concert venue.”

Snowmass, too, is hosting drive-in music this month through the Snowmass Free Concert Series, and Mishawaka has booked performances in its amphitheater. But the Oriental Theater, which had planned concerts through July, has pushed back its calendar to August.

Still, there's enough action in the scene that we're bringing back our club/concert listings, with the latest on shows booked for the area. Turn the page to see all the sounds you can hear in the next week or two, but be careful out there: As Polis announced last week, “This is not the Summer of Party.”

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‘Come out and fight like a man’ – Tyson Fury ‘heading to Iceland to look’ for Hafthor Bjornsson’ amid exhibition talks

TYSON FURY has claimed he is heading to Iceland to look for Hafthor Bjornsson amid their talks over an exhibition fight.

The Gypsy King uploaded a video on Twitter which appeared to show him at an airport.

4Tyson Fury claimed he is heading to Iceland to look for Hafthor BjornssonCredit: Getty 4Hafthor Bjornsson called to fight Tyson FuryCredit: Probellum

And he pointed the camera to show a Keflavik sign - which is Iceland's largest airport.

Fury said: "You know where we are guys, Iceland. And you know what we're doing here, we're looking for Thor. Come out and fight like a man."

The WBC champion is renowned for fooling both the press and public, so it remains to be seen whether he is in Iceland or not.

But Fury, 33, has sparred verbally online with the former world's strongest man, 34, which led to talk of an exhibition bout.

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And Bjornsson recently demanded a contract be sent his way so that he could prepare for the fight of his life.

He said on his  YouTube channel: "I need good preparation, a good camp and some good people to spar with.

"My coach has been training with me full-time and I will be going to Scotland soon but basically I need the contract.

"So this is a big challenge to Tyson Fury and his team and I will sign it so we can have this official.

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"I want to take this seriously and I have a huge amount of respect for Tyson Fury.

"He is one of the best if not the best heavyweight of all time and I have to go all in.

"If this is supposed to happen in November you guys need to make up your mind.

"I need to train my f****** a*** off and I need to start having a proper camp."

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Bjornsson recently beat strongman rival Eddie Hall, 34, in their gigantic grudge match in March but he has not returned since.

Fury meanwhile retired from boxing in April after knocking out Dillian Whyte, 34, at Wembley.

But it appears to have lasted just four months as he announced his return to complete a trilogy with Derek Chisora, 38, who he twice beat.

The fight is rumoured to be targeted for December in Wales, which would dash Bjornsson's hopes of an exhibition.

But Fury's promoter Bob Arum spoke out to deny that Fury would fight Chisora for a third time.

And he instead maintained they are awaiting the winner of Anthony Joshua's rematch with Oleksandr Usyk, 35, next Saturday in Saudi Arabia.

4Tyson Fury and Hafthor Bjornsson could fight in an exhibitionCredit: Instagram

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