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Foreigner and Styx with Don Felder Target Center, Minneapolis Thursday, July 17, 2014 The massive stage, the grandeur, the lights and lasers, and the overabundance of mullets -- they were all in full effect last night at the Target Center. A packed house gathered to hear the plentiful hits of Forei ... More >>
The Black Keys have just unveiled extensive plans for a 2014 world tour that stretches for most of the rest of this year. The dates are in support of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney's forthcoming eighth album, Turn Blue.Ever-changing, the Keys are toying with psychedelic rock on their newest single, ... More >>
Arcade FireTarget Center, MinneapolisSaturday, March 8, 2014Win Butler is either one of the best rock stars in the world, or one of the worst. He can't dance and sweats a lot. He's overly tall and still feels the need to stand on stage monitors to make himself look even more gigantic. Essentially ... More >>
Twenty-three-year-old Target Center is one of the oldest venues in the NBA. Today, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a long-awaited, $97 million plan to finance its renovation. See Also: - Timberwolves and Mpls officials unveil $100 million Target Center renovation plan
This morning, Timberwolves and Minneapolis officials finally unveiled their long-promised plan to renovate the Target Center.SEE ALSO: Timberwolves reportedly eyeing Block E for new practice facility The $97 million plan includes a $48.5 million contribution from the city, $43 million from the Timbe ... More >>
Early this morning, a water main broke in downtown Minneapolis, temporarily flooding streets near the Target Center.SEE ALSO: Downtown Mpls water main break: No poop in the North Loop The flooding is now under control, but it appears the water did some residual damage to downtown streets. For instan ... More >>
A downtrodden black hole of a real estate development and a struggling, seemingly snakebitten professional sports franchise -- some might say it's a perfect match.THE BACKSTORY: Block E blight: There's only one business left insideAccording to a Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal report, the Timb ... More >>
Four rap institutions are linking up for the Kings of the Mic tour later this year. Though LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Ice Cube, and De La Soul have wildly different pedigrees and styles (and levels of movie stardom), this is a lineup that just keeps giving. When one ponders the sheer number of hits th ... More >>
MuseWith Dead SaraTarget Center, MinneapolisThursday, March 7, 2013When it came time for the finale last night at Target Center, Muse didn't leave anything to chance. Well, scratch that -- maybe a little bit: The high-definition LED screens that wrapped around the stage suddenly transformed into a g ... More >>
Beyonce just put on one of the most stunning Super Bowl halftime shows -- easily the best since Prince's -- and it's no shock that an announcement of her Mrs. Carter World Tour follows. The shows begin in Europe in April, and a North American stint launches on June 28 in Los Angeles, and wrapping at ... More >>
What do you do to promote a tour of aging boy bands while still trying to titillate a fan base that has grown older right along with the past-their-prime groups? In the case of the upcoming New Kids on the Block (NKOTB), 98 Degrees, and Boyz II Men joint jaunt through the U.S., you call it "The Pack ... More >>
The WhoTarget Center, MinneapolisTuesday, November 27, 2012Parsing out the good and the bad from the Who's performance at Target Center has an added gravity to it. Here's a band that has spent nearly 50 years shaping the structure that we call rock 'n' roll today -- not only the speaker-puncturing a ... More >>
Twin Cities attorney Jordan Kushner is a National Lawyers Guild Legal Observer. As such, he attends protests to make sure private security and law enforcement respects demonstrators' rights even when situations become tense.SEE ALSO: Dan Feidt, producer of DRE drug scandal video, talks about Occupy, ... More >>
As predicted, British prog-dabbling rockers Muse has announced a full-scale U.S. tour for early 2013. The tour dates in North America begin in January and stretch through April, and included is the group's first date in the Twin Cities in two-and-a-half years. The announcement comes fresh off their ... More >>
RushTarget Center, MinneapolisMonday, September 24, 2012When the Toronto prog trio last visited us at the Minnesota State Fair a couple years ago, if they were hinting that the rest of their touring career's set lists would involve bouncing around their back catalog, then last night's three-hour pe ... More >>
Prog rock pioneers Rush head out on the road this year in support of their 20th(!) album, Clockwork Angels. Their North American tour runs between early September and early December, and includes a stop at Target Center in the early going.The song to justify this never-ending touring, recording, and ... More >>
Just so we're all caught up, One Direction is a British boy band. They are an extremely popular British boy band who got a springboard from the talent competition The X-Factor. So popular, in fact, that they can fill New York's Madison Square Garden with little more than a couple of grins from their ... More >>
Aerosmith will begin its 18-date summer tour this June at Target Center. Dubbed the Global Warming tour, the seminal Boston band will bring Cheap Trick along for the North American dates that carry between mid-June and early August."The old Aerosmith is back with a new vengeance and we will kick ... More >>
Photo By Erik HessWinter is always a great time to catch local acts here in the Twin Cities, since most national bands aren't brave enough (wisely) to tour here during the colder months. But with the recent springlike temperatures around these parts, one's mind certainly can begin to wander t ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenSade with John LegendAugust 9, 2011Target Center, Minneapolis"I've been told Minneapolis is one of the coldest towns in the whole world," Sade told the Target Center crowd last night, only one song into her set. "I don't think so. I think you are one of the coolest towns. And ... More >>
It seems like pretty much every pop star on the Top 40 charts is planning to make their way to the Twin Cities this summer to play one of our two arenas, and this new date comprises a handful of high-profile stars: Lil Wayne will steer his tour toward St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center on August 9 wit ... More >>
On May 21, Usher will steer his "OMG Tour" toward the Twin Cities for a show at the Target Center with opener Akon, and Gimme Noise got our little paws on a pair of tickets to give to one of our devoted readers.If the press release we received about his recent tour is any indication, the show wil ... More >>
The Target Center could look this good.Out of the blue, we need to renovate the city-owned 21-year-old Target Center to the tune of $155 million? More seating options for sports and concerts, fancier entries, a few restaurants, and better accommodations for traveling acts are desperately needed ... More >>
Ozzy Osbourne is postponing his Sunday night show at the Target Center by exactly one month due to an ear infection, the venue tells us today. The Prince of Darkness is suffering from "complications" from his infection which are preventing him from performing; his rescheduled tour will kick off i ... More >>
Once a loose grouping of troupes, Cirque du Soleil is now a behemoth performing powerhouse brought to you by American Express (who they thank before the show begins). Though the circus may have corporatized over the years, they have reached such heights of popularity and financial success for ... More >>
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Rings of fire and glitter cannons? Who could compete with that? Brit Brit spent her Target Center performance eclipsed by an embarrassment of riches.
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So you're sitting in the torture chamber that is the Target Center. How do you make the time fly by? Check out the weirdos and hotties sitting in the seats.
A retrospective of Minnesota's most heartbreaking franchise
Desiree Weber saw Rage's other show -- you know, the one with a permit, at a venue -- and brought back word that the cops weren’t the only ones sensing some shit might go down.
Can Philip Anschutz lure the likes of Billy Joel and Justin Timberlake back to Minneapolis?
Doomtree Blowout @ First Avenue From Saturday's A-List: ""I think if you're not angry at something, living in America right now, then you're not paying enough attention," said Doomtree's Dessa in City Pages last year, and more than swing voters seem to have come around to that viewpoint. Once a cot ... More >>
Here, in chronological order, are my top 10 favorite shows by out-of-towners.
We used to be patient Wolves fans, but things have changed.