Entertainment and Sports Promotion

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    MN Zoo dedicating amphitheater stage to Sue McLean

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2012

    EDC 2012: Coachella or Electric Daisy Carnival: Which One is Better?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Will River's Edge Music Festival 2013 bring Skrillex to St. Paul?

    Related:River's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineupSoundset 2012 lineup announced, includes Big K.R.I.T.Slideshow: Skrillex at Skyway TheatreU2 at TCF Bank Stadium, 7/23/11 The inaugural running of the River's Edge Music Festival will bring Tool, Dave Matthews Band, Diplo, the Flaming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    U2's 360 Tour by the numbers

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Kanye and Jay-Z's 'Watch the Throne' tour presale delayed for Minneapolis, show may switch date

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    U2 postpones Minneapolis date

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Confirmed: U2 will play TCF Bank Stadium

    Bono and the boys plan to bring some elevation to the new home of Gophers football.

  • News

    April 11, 2007

    Curtain Call

    With Live Nation getting out of the theater business, Hennepin Avenue faces an uncertain future

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2005
  • Blogs

    April 7, 2005

    MPLS [heart] Clear Channel

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2005

    Cracks in the Clear Channel Empire

    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 >>

  • News

    February 16, 2005

    Clear Channel Rules the World

    How a small chain of once-struggling radio stations grew into a giant of the media/entertainment complex

  • Arts

    April 17, 2002

    Best Buy

    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.