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    September 30, 2014

    Prince Hosting Online Listening Party From Paisley Park Tonight

    The release of one new Prince album is enough to make major waves throughout the music industry. But when the Purple One decides to release two records on the same day, you know he's going to officially command the headlines. Today, Prince's solo record with producer Joshua Welton, Art Official Age, ... More >>

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    September 16, 2014

    Lady Casa: Queen of the Ravers

    Lady Casa is perhaps the country's most famous raver, and something like a cult leader to her tens of thousands of fans. When the Miami native makes a pilgrimage to L.A. and hosts an event on Venice Beach the day after seeing DJ Armin van Buuren, it quickly turns into a mob scene. Not far from the ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014

    Fleetwood Mac 2014 reunion dates with Christine McVie -- tour launch in Minneapolis

    For all of the volatile conversation within pioneering rock and pop act Fleetwood Mac, there's plenty of disagreement among fans too. With Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie all significantly shaping the vocal contributions of the group, it's hard not to pick favorites. Following ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013

    Taste of Minnesota making Harriet Island comeback in 2014

    Harriet Island will play host to a large-scale festival again next year with the return of Taste of Minnesota. The long-running music and food fest was shut down in 2010 due to bankruptcy, but will be back next July.The news comes after a quiet 2013 on the island when the Live Nation-bred River's Ed ... More >>

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    April 23, 2013

    First Avenue music festival is postponed for 2013

    Today another major Twin Cities summer festival decided to take 2013 off. The long-gestating First Avenue music festival, which was set to be held at Parade Stadium near the Walker Art Center on July 20, is postponed this year. Earlier this year, Live Nation announced that the River's Edge Music Fes ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    Bob Dylan unveils tour dates with Wilco and My Morning Jacket -- St. Paul in July

    Bob Dylan is now a 71-year-old force to be reckoned with on his own. With Tempest, he proved for the umpteenth time that he's still got the mind and the artistic means to topple anyone in the exclusive club of Americana musicians. And, the guy never stops touring, it seems.After he does some dates f ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    Depeche Mode unveil 2013 U.S. tour dates -- St. Paul in August

    One of the blackest celebrations around just began with the announcement of Depeche Mode's new world tour. The shows are in support of DM's Delta Machine -- familiar initials, eh? The album, coming later this month, is the synth-pop superstars' first since 2009's Sounds of the Universe.Running Augus ... More >>

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    January 28, 2013

    Live Nation: River's Edge Music Festival on hiatus in 2013

    The River's Edge Music Festival will not be back in 2013, Live Nation officials say. The $4.8 million, two-day event on St. Paul's Harriet Island debuted last June with headliners Dave Matthews Band and Tool, as well as the Flaming Lips, Scissor Sisters, Diplo, and several others spread over multipl ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Best Twin Cities concerts 2012

    The Gimme Noise crew attended a lot of concerts, festivals, events, gatherings, and what have you this past year. As is the case with every year in live music in the Twin Cities, the cacophonous noises etched history into the walls of our storied venues and into our minds. There were a lot of firsts ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    Twin Cities Year in Music 2012

    From P.O.S. to Prince to Polica, 2012 was a golden year in Minnesota music

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    August 31, 2012

    Prince adds Welcome 2 Chicago show supporting ex-Obama staffer Van Jones

    See Also:Prince's rumored St. Paul concert isn't happeningPrince announces five-show run in NYCPrince has decided to nail down an actual concert -- not in St. Paul, but Chicago. The announcement of a Welcome 2 Chicago show, his first in the area since 2004, came in Friday morning -- via Live Nation. ... More >>

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    June 25, 2012

    River's Edge Music Festival Day 2, 6/24/12

    River's Edge Music Festival 2with Dave Matthews Band, The Flaming Lips, Puscifer, Poliça, Awolnation, Diplo, Mutemath, Delta Spirit, K. Flay, AM & Shawn Lee, Mexican Institute of Sound, Civil Twilight, Hey Rosetta!, Kids These DaysHarriet Island, St. PaulSunday, June 24, 2012Related:Review: Riv ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    June 5, 2012

    Death Cab For Cutie, Avett Brothers highlight Des Moines' 80/35 Fest line-up

    Des Moines' eclectic 80/35 Festival is now in it's fifth year, and continues to bring talented, compelling national and local acts to the two-day Iowa music fest. And while the outdoor music festival competition in the Twin Cities this summer will be greater than it's ever been, this year's stron ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    April 5, 2012

    River's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineup

    Related:Death Cab For Cutie, Avett Brothers highlight Des Moines' 80/35 Fest line-upKid Dakota, Mayda, Bloodnstuff lead Lyn-Lake Street Fest lineupFeist, DeVotchKa, and Rufus Wainwright top Music in the Zoo's summer concert scheduleThe Live Nation-sponsored River's Edge Festival at Harriet Island ha ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    50 cool facts about the Minnesota music scene

    Here's a not-so-secret fact about Minnesota music: People love to talk about how much they love the scene here. Musicians from both out-of-state and the Twin Cities have gone out of their way to pen odes to our town and its vibrant community, from Atmosphere to Lucinda Williams Tom Waits to Mark Ma ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Sade ticket giveaway: Last chance to win tickets before tomorrow's show

    Photo by Todd OwyoungSade at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis last Friday​Subdued and sultry soul singer Sade has spent the last couple of decades out of the limelight, which makes the positive reviews of her recent reunion shows with her eponymous band seem all the sweeter. When Sade played St. ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Ticketmaster and Walmart join forces to make your life even more convenient

    ​Know what'd be really convenient? Like really, really convenient? If everything in our lives was completely automated and available from one giant place. Need your oil changed? Walmart! Need Fig Newtons? Walmart! Need Lady Gaga tickets? Walma-- wait, what?In a deal announced today, corporate  ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    Kanye West, Jay-Z cancel Minneapolis "Watch the Throne" tour date

    ​Kanye West and Jay-Z have been taking fans in the Twin Cities on a roller coaster ride this week -- and not the fun kind with glitter cannons and verses about which rapper's watch cost more money. No, this roller coaster found people getting amped up over the announcement of an October 8 show at ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Sade and ticket giveaway: Win a pair of passes to next week's show with John Legend

    Photo by Todd OwyoungSade at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis last Friday​Subdued and sultry soul singer Sade has spent the last couple of decades out of the limelight, which makes the positive reviews of her recent reunion shows with her eponymous band seem all the sweeter. When Sade played St. ... More >>

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    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

    July 25, 2011

    Jay-Z and Kanye West coming to the Target Center on October 8

    ​At the conclusion of a summer that will have seen nearly every major touring pop act stop through the Twin Cities, two of the most omnipresent forces in hip hop will cap things off on October 8 when Jay-Z and Kanye West bring their tour to the Target Center in Minneapolis. In a coy avoidance of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    The Cars coming to First Avenue on May 17

    ​The Cars announced a short tour today via an extremely brief status update on their Facebook page, sparking hundreds of fans to ask questions like is this an April Fool's joke? Are you pulling our chain? IS THIS REAL LIFE?

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    March 4, 2011

    First Avenue abandons Ticketmaster in favor of eTix

    ​After nearly two decades of using Ticketmaster for their phone and online ticket sales, First Avenue will end its contract with the gigantic corporate conglomerate (which merged with Live Nation last year) and switch to the web-based eTix starting April 1.

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    January 6, 2011

    Mr. Chan Presents dissolves

    ​After five years of promoting shows around the Twin Cities, the one-man show booking agency Mr. Chan Presents, an offshoot of Live Nation (and formerly Clear Channel), has folded for financial reasons and agency head James DeCoursey has quietly moved his efforts to booking shows at the Cabooze.

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    August 10, 2010

    Win tixx to Louis CK today on Facebook

    ​The Dressing Room made its debut on Facebook last week, and for our first ticket giveaway in a while, we'll be offering Louis CK tickets on our page at 1 p.m.  According to Live Nation, the response to the show featuring the popular comedian has been overwhelming and they're expecting a sol ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    U2 announce rescheduled Minneapolis date: July 23, 2011

    ​Now that's planning ahead: On the heels of postponing their June 27 show at the TCF Bank Stadium in Dinkytown due to Bono's back surgery, U2 have announced a make-up show in Minneapolis on July 23, 2011. The band issued this statement from manager Paul McGuinness:

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    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 >>

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    December 15, 2009

    Megadeth, Slayer head to Roy Wilkins

    With Testament too? And guess what--tickets are $10.00 cheap.

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    November 18, 2009

    Cheech and Chong ready to spark up Minneapolis

    Baskteball Jones ... I got a basketball Jones ... I got a basketball Jones ...

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    November 17, 2009

    U2 bummer: No booze at TCF Stadium concert

    It looks like U2 fans planning to attend their show next summer at the TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota will have to do some football-style tailgating before heading into the show if they plan to be liquored up for the epic performance.

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    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.

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    November 13, 2009

    U2 to rock the U?

    Sounds like there may be an unforgettable fire at TCF Stadium next year. Stay tuned.

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    September 8, 2009

    Free Ticket Tuesday: Moby at The Fine Line 10/1

    He's made of stars and is coming to shine upon us this October.

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    February 12, 2009

    Live Nation-Ticketmaster merger under Justice Department review

    Justice Department cries monopoly, promotional giants arrange their hotels on Boardwalk.

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    February 9, 2009

    Live Nation and Ticketmaster close to merging

    Two hemorrhaging promotional heavyweights threaten to call truce, pass the medical expenses on to you.

  • News

    May 23, 2007

    A reclusive billionaire tries to resuscitate the Timberwolves' struggling arena

    Can Philip Anschutz lure the likes of Billy Joel and Justin Timberlake back to Minneapolis?

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    April 11, 2007

    Curtain Call

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

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    May 17, 2006

    Nightlife, Next Exit

    Tonight we're gonna party Maplewood-style