Before Wednesday's Lyle Lovett show at the Minnesota Zoo's Weesner Family Amphitheater, the stage will be dedicated to the woman who made it a premiere concert destination. For almost 20 years, independent concert promoter Sue McLean nurtured Music in the Zoo into a diverse series that revamped the ... More >>
See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion. Electric Daisy Carnival, which is being hel ... More >>
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Pretty much everything about this summer's U2 show at TCF Bank was mammoth in scale -- that claw, that year-long wait when the show was delayed, that 60,000-person crowd -- and will go down as one of the largest tours to hit the Twin Cities this year. To help wrap our brains around just how monum ... More >>
The presale for Kanye West and Jay-Z's joint "Watch the Throne" tour was slated to begin at 10 a.m. in Minneapolis via concert promoters Live Nation. As the clock ticked to 10:01 a.m. today, many Twin Cities fans flooded to the Live Nation site, only to be greeted by a list of dates that doesn't ... More >>
U2's entire US tour, including their stop in Minneapolis at the TCF Bank Stadium on June 27, is being postponed until 2011 due to Bono's recent back injury. Bono was discharged from a hospital in Munich today after undergoing emergency back surgery last Friday, and will be entering a rehabilitati ... More >>
Bono and the boys plan to bring some elevation to the new home of Gophers football.
With Live Nation getting out of the theater business, Hennepin Avenue faces an uncertain future
MPLS [heart] Clear Channel: The semantics of ownership The most striking thing about Tuesday's debate over the future of the Hennepin theaters was that a majority of the Minneapolis City Council has no qualms about getting in bed with Clear Channel Entertainment. The second most striking thing was t ... More >>
Cracks in the Clear Channel Empire Media Giant Loses $90M in Chicago suit Hot on the heels of word that Clear Channel had posted a $4.7 billion loss for the 4th quarter of 2004 comes this news that the radio behemoth is facing additional expense: a Chicago jury has awarded another $90 million ... More >>
How a small chain of once-struggling radio stations grew into a giant of the media/entertainment complex
The most powerful radio and concert chain hires the most powerful man in local dance music. For Clear Channel and Rich Best, it's business as usual.