Thursday, May 22, 2008

Xcel Energy Center Neil Diamond Shows

I can’t believe I haven’t mentioned the fact that Neil Diamond is coming to the Xcel Energy Center in July. In fact, he isn’t playing just one night, but two nights. That’s right folks, two nights of Neil Diamond at the Xcel Energy Center, Saturday July 19th and Sunday July 20th. I have to say I am surprised at the promoters’ decision to book two nights. Is Neil Diamond that big? I suppose his hits like “Sweet Caroline” make him a legend and perhaps this is the last ever Neil Diamond tour. Don’t miss out Diamond fans, buy your Neil Diamond tickets today!

I see Neil Diamond is the spotlight event on the Ticket King St Paul site. He must still be big.

Neil Diamond July 19th tickets start at $190
Neil Diamond July 20th tickets start at $120

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Coldplay at Xcel Energy Center

Finally! Coldplay announced a summer tour this year! The British alt-rockers are making a stop in the Twin Cities on July 8th (Xcel Energy Center to be exact) and Coldplay tickets are going on sale on May 17th. Last time Coldplay was in Minnesota was back in 2005 at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. That show sold out to around 20,000 fans and unfortunately, I wasn’t one of them. Not to fear, I will be getting my Coldplay tickets as soon as possible, and I’m looking forward to nailing down some awesome seat locations. If you’ve ever been to an Xcel Energy Center event, then you already know that there isn’t a bad seat in the house.

Coldplay has been around for the last ten years. Prior to the release of their album, Parachutes, Coldplay had put out a few EP’s in the UK and tacked on a new drummer. I remember when their single, Yellow, was in heavy rotation on the airwaves here in America; I thought Coldplay sounded an awful lot like a hybrid between U2 and Oasis. Come to find out, the band takes a heavy influence from bands like U2 and Oasis, on and off the stage. After a minor falling-out between the band members, the foursome decided that the band would be best run as a democracy and that all profits would be split equally amongst the band members and anyone who engaged in hard drugs would be fired.

Coldplay also has made great strides in donating their time, money and effort to combat global problems like fair trade, hunger, and poverty. So, for me, Coldplay is one of the best all-around bands that are touring this summer and front man (Chris Martin) is married to Gwyneth Paltrow and has two adorable kids; Apple and Moses. How cool can you get? Coldplay Xcel Energy Center tickets will certainly move fast...especially with all of that economic stimulus money floating around!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Xcel Energy Center May Calendar

The Xcel Energy Center is quiet for the Month of May. With the Minnesota Wild knocked out of the NHL Playoffs and the Minnesota Swarm Lacrosse team knocked out their playoffs, the Xcel Calendar looks rather bleak for May 2008. In fact, the only event scheduled is the May 22nd Rush Concert. I feel bad for the businesses down by the Xcel this time of year because it must be really quiet. Does anyone else think that the Xcel Energy Center just isn’t scheduling as many shows as they used to? It seems to me that the Target Center (read my Target Center blog) is more busy than it used to be and the Xcel is less. hmmm.

5/22 Rush Xcel Energy Center