For all of the hype surrounding Prince in 2013, it looks like 2014 is actually going to be much bigger. The Purple One has just announced a full-scale North American tour in stadiums across the U.S. and Canada. Compared to his 2012-13 Hit N' Run dates, and several hastily announced Minnesota gigs, t ... More >>
Without a doubt, Cher is the mistress of the long goodbye. About a decade ago, it was thought that she was hanging it up with a so-called "farewell tour." Then it was discovered some three years later that her star was brighter and more profitable than ever.If you're wondering why she occasioned to ... More >>
Who doesn't love Canadians? Wherever they go, a good time follows. And they're just so nice. But for Canadian pop-rockers Chic Gamine, based between Montreal and Winnipeg, nice is just the beginning. The almost all-girl band (four lead female vocalists, one male drummer) have been making waves in th ... More >>
Chart-topping hit-maker Drake has been generating plenty of excitement and anticipation for his forthcoming new album, Nothing Was the Same, with each hot new single released. And now, the Grammy-winning Canadian rapper has just announced a large-scale U.S. tour in support of his new record, and he' ... More >>
Since it happened in Winnipeg, this story isn't exactly local. Then again, Minnesota is the State of Hockey, and Winnipeg is almost as close to the Twin Cities as some of the NoDak shenanigans we've covered.SEE ALSO: Sherwin Shayegan, Piggyback Bandit, is in Minnesota So with that caveat out of the ... More >>
Never break the chain, folks. After a three-year break, Fleetwood Mac is heading back out on the road for a 34-city tour. Between April 4 and June 12, much of the U.S. and Canada will receive visits from the British-American pop-rock legends.Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 isn't tied to a new release, but t ... More >>
The complex pop marvel that is Taylor Swift is heading back out on the road in 2013. Based upon her multiple car accidents during her recent interview time with Rolling Stone, let's just hope that she's not driving the bus. The 58-concert trek across the U.S. (and a little bit of Canada) in support ... More >>
Within the realm of fluid-enhanced metal, the overwhelming live presence of Gwar is unrivaled. And thus, it was a sad day indeed when guitarist Cory Smoot, who portrayed Flattus Maximus in the band, was found dead in the band's tour bus after they left their Minneapolis show at First Avenue (picture ... More >>
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See Also:44 Smashing Pumpkins-related things we'd rather do than audition to be a Smashing PumpkinThe Smashing Pumpkins in 2012 is essentially Billy Corgan and a bunch of people you've never heard of. And so when the band hits the road this fall, you will hear his voice, and his raging guitar, and t ... More >>
Related:Justin Bieber's snake finds home at Owatonna Zoo (PHOTOS)The Justin Bieber experience is headed back to the Twin Cities in October. The Biebs just announced a fresh North American tour, and it includes about three months of dates beginning in late September, and continuing through most of Ja ... 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 >>
If you were in the mood to take in a good country show this weekend, you... may not be in luck. Glen Campbell's appearance at Mystic on Friday, a stop on his farewell tour after announcing he's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, is sold out. And if you were looking forward to Canadian alt-country sing ... More >>
Classic rock fans of the Twin Cities, are you ready to dance the night away with Van Halen once again? The legendary arena rock band has reunited with original frontman David Lee Roth, and are set to reconnect with their fans in a big way on a massive U.S. tour that finds the combustible band ... More >>
SERIOUSLY. What's it gonna take to get the Purple One to play a gig in his hometown?After wrapping up his "Welcome 2 America" tour, which was actually more like "Welcome 2 New York, New Jersey, and California," Prince announced today that he will steer his magical purple pirate ship (or whatever ... More >>
Photos by Tony NelsonSam Roberts Band June 6, 2011 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis There is something to be said for music that embodies straight-ahead rock 'n roll in 100% pure form. Actually, there is a lot to be said for it. In this era of bands sounding like a mixture of [insert 2-3 bands of ... More >>
Since the dawning of the Pixies in 1986, the alternative music genre has molded, shifted, collapsed and exploded. But one thing is for sure -- those early years had something that other generations didn't. When The Pixies first approached the music scene, mainstream success wasn't something that ... More >>
This summer's arena calendar is already filling up, with Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and Journey coming to the Xcel, plus shows by Usher, Rihanna, Sade, and the aging pop version of Voltron, NKOTBSB, coming to the Target Center. To add to the spectacle, Britney Spears is throwing her hat in the rin ... More >>
As the temperature plunges below zero, it can be hard to stay optimistic and remember why on earth we all decided it would be a good idea to live here. But here's something to warm the spirits: Minnesota is so far north that we're practically in Canada, right? So when the Pixies announce a 13-dat ... More >>
Photo by Tony NelsonKaty Perry at First Ave in March 2009Following the same skyrocketing success arc as pop phenom Lady Gaga, who played the Fine Line and came back a year later to sell out two nights at the Xcel Center, Katy Perry is upgrading from filling the First Avenue Mainroom in 2009 to pl ... More >>
Arcade Fire just announced the first leg of a tour in support of their new album, The Suburbs, and it will kick off right here in Minnesota with a show at Roy Wilkins Auditorium on September 22. While we have expressed our reservations about Roy Wilkins' sound issues before (some bands sound like ... More >>
They've already lost their pilot's licenses. Now, Timothy Cheney and Richard Cole, the pilots at the controls of Northwest Airlines flight 188 as it blew past Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport last October, have lost their jobs. The National Transportation Safety Board concluded in ... More >>
Photo by Erik Hess"Ben is kind of The Dude....he's a maniac and he holds it down so hard." High praise from Stef Leron "POS" Alexander, but drummer Ben Ivascu lives up to the hype every single time he plays. And chances are that he's playing right now. In a set of cities blessed with some o ... More >>
he pilots were not aware of the repeated attempts by air traffic controllers' and the airline to contact them,
The mysterious singer songwriter will release an album in 2010 on Drag City, and will play the Cedar this April.
NTSB dumps hundreds of documents on its Web site detailing the misadventures of Northwest Flight 188.
A series of fundraisers have been organized for the ailing guitarist, starting this weekend.
The Springsteen-loving Jersey boys will play Epic on October 3.
The hometown indie rockstars played to a sold-out crowd at First Avenue Friday night.
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