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    Heart: Love is Alive at Xcel

    Few people have the respect of so many of their peers as sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson. Their success was honored by the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 2013. Ann picked up Best Vocalist by the now-defunct Hit Parader Magazine, and they were ranked at 57 in VH1’s Top 100 Bands Of All […] More

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    Luke Combs- A Flash From The Past, A Look To The Future

    After Luke Combs sang his final note at the Xcel Energy Center, I started wondering if this performance was Country past coming back to visit, or if it was the future of Country Music? With this Luke, it’s both. Starting the night was Jameson Rodgers. Jameson was originally scheduled to go on 2nd, after The […] More

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    Blink-182 Celebrate 20 Years of Enema of the State

    This past week, Green Day announced a dream tour with Fall Out Boy and Weezer. With the price of concert tickets these days, it is safe to say that line-up is everything. So, when Blink-182 announced they were touring with Lil Wayne, fans weren’t exactly thrilled.  Last night, Blink-182 brought their tour celebrating the 20th […] More

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    Thomas Rhett Keeps The Summer Heat For The Xcel Energy Center

    Waiting for Thomas Rhett to hit the stage didn’t feel like a country concert! Welcome to today’s new country. The night featured a DJ who played between sets with a setlist that was anything but “country.” Thomas Rhett literally jumped into the show, bringing his crossover country, pop, and R&B hits to the Xcel Energy […] More

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    Here We Go Again, Cher Thrills Sold-Out Xcel

    Cher thrilled the Xcel Energy Center during another sold-out performance! No need for Cher to turn back time, although she did anyway, taking the audience on a journey through the course of her career. The opening act, Nile Rodgers and Chic, sounded like a cover band that happened to have a couple of hits in […] More

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    Triumphant Return For Pink On Beautiful Trauma Tour

    Three, that should be P!nk’s magic number on her third time here in 15 months. This time no Super Bowl, no colds, just a happy and 100% healthy Pink, giving it her all for a sold-out show at the Xcel Energy Center. It was a night of death-defying acrobatics, pyrotechnics and choreographed dancing from one […] More

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    Twenty One Pilots Bring Us Into The Trench

    Earlier this month, Twenty One Pilots released their 5th studio effort entitled Trench. A story-driven album, Trench takes listeners through the trials of a character named Clancy who is escaping the city of Dema. This high concept idea was brought to life last night in Saint Paul. Despite being out for only two weeks, fans […] More

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    Rod Stewart Thrills The X On Blood Red Roses Tour

    British Rock Star and Heartthrob(still) Rod Stewart made his way to the Xcel Energy Center making good on the previous postponed show. Bringing Cyndi Lauper with as his Special Guest. Cyndi Lauper started out the night! You either loved or hated Cyndi’s Show tonight. As usual, her show was Political. If you didn’t know that […] More

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    Justin Timberlake Brings Minneapolis Into The Woods

    My earliest memory of music came in 1998. My sister and I watched rising boy band Nsync perform on the Disney channel; the performance that brought them to stardom. From that day forward, I was hooked on Justin Timberlake. I believe Justin Timberlake is the modern king of pop. You haven’t seen anything until you […] More

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    Sam Smith Thrills Minnesota Once Again

    Sam Smith’s last appearance in Minnesota was in early 2015 when he performed at the legendary Roy Wilkin’s Auditorium on his “In the Lonely Hour” tour. Sam returned to a packed Xcel Energy Center (which can nearly quadruple the capacity of Roy Wilkin’s) touring on his most recent album The Thrill of it All, his […] More

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