Hopefully you've been busy thanking God for Friday (you hate work!). For fans of Phish and Keith Urban, a few extra thank yous are in order (you love music!). That's because today brought two high-profile concert announcements: Phish is slated to hit Xcel Energy Center on June 22 and Keith Urban is coming November 5 to Target Center. Expect very little demographic crossover between ticket buyers.
Phish, those beloved jam-band heroes from Vermont, haven't played the Twin Cities in 16 years. The noodling, chemical-enhanced rock stars capped their 2015 tour with four consecutive sold-out nights at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Stud guitarist Trey Anastasio spent part of last year jamming with the reunited Grateful Dead. Tickets for the Phish stop in St. Paul — $45-$65 — go on sale 11 a.m. Feb. 27 via Tickermaster.
Urban, that Nicole Kidman-marrying country star from New Zealand, last appeared 'round these parts during the 2015 Minnesota State Fair. The hair-highlighted hitmaker released single "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" — an absolute triumph in pandering — last year off new album Ripcord. Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris will join Urban on the road in 2016. Tickets for his Minneapolis concert — $49.50-$75 — go on sale 10 a.m. February 12.