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    Why the Trans-Siberian Orchestra is a Must See Holiday Tradition

    Each holiday season, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra embarks on a multi-city tour of epic proportions. With two separate touring camps on opposite coasts, legions of talented musicians, and enough pyro to burn down Santa’s workshop, their act is the most unique production in the music industry.  Completing their tour in Saint Paul at the Xcel Energy […] More

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    Sam Smith Gilds Entire Xcel Energy Center

    Sam Smith is a glorious, golden mythological being; Theia embodied. Last night, they descended on the Xcel Energy Center like Venus would have visited ancient Rome. Well, if there were an acropolis that shared space with a hockey team anyway. Smith has the voice of an angel, a really warm and welcoming stage presence, and […] More

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    Bryan Adams Invades the Xcel Energy Center

    The Bryan Adams So Happy It Hurts show started in darkness, with the voice of John Cleese telling the crowd of about 7,000 that “man fell into a black hole of making bad music” and that “there is no rock music.” The recording described an angel being sent as the world fell silent, awaiting that […] More

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    Erykah Badu Electifies the ‘X’ on “Unfollow Me” Tour

    Of all the R&B and neo-soul singers from the ’90s, few have the longevity and lasting cultural impact of Erykah Badu. In Friday night’s concert at the Xcel Energy Center, Badu showcased exactly why. Over the course of the show, part of the “Unfollow Me” tour, Badu displayed incredible vocal command and stage presence across […] More

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    The Cure Captivates in Saint Paul

    The Cure returned to Minnesota for the first time since 2016, bringing their ‘Shows of a Lost World’ tour to the Xcel Energy Center. Touring alongside Scottish group The Twilight Sad, fans settled in for a night of atmospheric music.  The preshow music for the night was the sounds of a rain storm. As the […] More

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    Blink-182’s Reunion Tour: 5 Things to Expect

    “Two years ago, I was starting chemotherapy,” reflected Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus. “Now, tonight, we’re starting our world tour.” As Blink-182 kicked off their latest reunion tour to a sold-out Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, a feeling of triumph filled the air. Although the band has been back and touring since the latter half of […] More

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    The Killers and Johnny Marr Enthrall Saint Paul

    Las Vegas based rock group The Killers returned to Saint Paul for the first time in over four years. Touring alongside Johnny Marr of The Smiths, the night was an enthralling experience of nostalgia driven sound. Since rising to prominence in 2004, lead singer Brandon Flowers and the group have been the defining rock group […] More

  • My Chemical Romance Reunion Tour, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 2022

    My Chemical Romance was Worth the Wait

    My Chemical Romance returned to the Twin Cities for the first time in over a decade. Following their 2013 break up, fans have waited anxiously for their return. After announcing their reunion in 2019, and then delaying their 2020 tour due to COVID, My Chemical Romance was truly worth the wait. Despite performing in a […] More

  • New Kids On The Block, NKOTB, Mixtape

    New Kids On The Block Mix It Up At The Xcel Energy Center

    New Kids On The Block (NKOTB) brought their 2022 Mixtape Tour to The Xcel Energy Center, bringing with them 80s and 90s hitmakers  Rick Astley, Salt-N-Pepa, and En Vogue.  Headliners New Kids On The Block were the first ones on the stage as 10,000+ blockheads screamed as Jonathan and Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, […] More

  • Bon Jovi, Hairbands, Rock, Arena Rock, Xcel

    Bon Jovi Stops at Xcel on 2022 North American Tour

    East coast arena rockers Bon Jovi stopped by The Xcel Energy Center Sunday Night. This was the second stop on the tour after a lengthy hiatus due to Covid. Jon Bon Jovi had a rough start to the night, kicking it off with raspy versions of “Limitless” from their latest album, 2020’s The Radio Saved […] More

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    Kacey Musgraves kicks off tour in St. Paul

    Saint Paul was treated to the first show of the “Star Crossed: Unveiled” tour from country-singer turned pop-artist Kacey Musgraves last night. The 19 date tour brings along King Princess and MUNA as opening acts, while supporting her late 2021 release Star-Crossed. A contrast to her 2018 Grammy-winning album Golden Hour based in relationship bliss, […] More

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