On the last show of their worldwide tour, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats received a pleasant surprise at the Ogden Theatre from Colorado’s Governor John Hickenlooper.

Governor John Hickenlooper’s complete declaration below:

“Whereas the rock & roll folk R&B group have traveled over 208,000 miles in the last 18 months, touring the world and playing sold-out venues.

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

And whereas Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats sold over 640,000 albums and have performed for over 700,000 people, not including you.

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

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

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

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

Therefore, I, J.W. Hickenlooper, governor of the entire state of Colorado, do hereby proclaim forever after December 17th, 2016 The Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Day in the state of Colorado.”