By Marty Rosenbaum

Nathaniel Rateliff’s had a pretty exciting year. He’ll be able to close it out with an official day recognizing him and his band.

According to the Denver Post, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper declared December 17th to be Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Day in Colorado shortly before the band performed at the Ogden Theatre.

Read his proclamation below.

Nathaniel Rateliff, a principal member of our music scene for the last fifteen years, joins with Joseph Pope III, Pat Meese, Luke Mossman, Andy Wild and Mark Schusterman to perform as the venerable Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats.

The rock and roll folk R&B group has travelled over 208,000 miles in the last 18 months, touring the world and playing sold-out venues.

And whereas, since June 2015, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats have performed 246 shows in more than 16 countries across the globe.

And whereas Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats have sold over 640,000 albums and have performed for over 700,000 people.

Whereas 7.1 million people have streamed the band on Spotify for a total of 432 years of cumulative music listening.

And whereas, managed by Chris Tedzeli at Denver-based 7S Management, the group, even with their global travels, has deep roots to the Colorado community.

And whereas their upcoming August 2017 Red Rocks show, a world-renowned venue with 10,000 seats, sold out in just 7 minutes.

And whereas Colorado’s music scene continues to grow and thrive with enormous talent, dedication and passion for community that musicians like Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats brings to our state.

Therefore, I, John W. Hickenlooper, the governor of the state of Colorado, do hereby proclaim, forever after, December 17, 2016, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats Day in the State of Colorado.

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