Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Keith Urban at Xcel Energy Center

When looking over the Xcel Energy Center Schedule, I realized I have not had a chance to “announce” Keith Urban at the Xcel Energy Center on my blog. So here is the “official” Keith Urban Xcel Energy Center announcement:

Keith Urban will be at the Xcel Energy Center on Thursday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. Opening for Keith Urban will be the Zac Brown Band.

I don’t claim to be a country music expert, but from what I can tell Keith Urban is a pretty big deal. I have read reviews of his live performances before and they are always positive. It looks like the Xcel Energy Seating Diagram has the Keith Urban stage in a horseshoe type pattern with a catwalk out the middle. Keith Urban has won several Grammy Awards and he is married to Hollywood starlet and fellow Australian Nicole Kidman so I doubt country music fans will be disappointed with the music or his on-stage storytelling.

Keith Urban has dubbed this years tour “Escape Together World Tour” and has collected major sponsors such as KC Masterpiece and Kingsford - I think those are fitting sponsors for a country music event - LOL! I checked on ticket master and all I could find was obstructed view tickets so if you haven’t bought your tickets yet, I would recommend using a local broker like Ticket King. Here is the Keith Urban Tickets link. Looks like prices start out at $49 each - not bad, but if you want really good floor level tickets expect to pay $200 or more per ticket.

Keith Urban

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hockey Hockey Hockey at Xcel Energy Center

It’s not just the Minnesota Wild skating on the Xcel Energy Center ice in the month of March. The Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament takes over March 11 – March 14. Minnesota is known for having the most widely attended high school tournament in the nation! Often times the championship game sells-out. Local broker, Ticket King, has even been on the news due to the demand of over face value priced high school tickets. It’s not cheap if you love High School hockey and you aren’t a student at one of the participating schools, but you are guaranteed a great hockey experience.

Also skating on the Xcel Energy Center ice will be the best of college hockey during the WCHA Final Five Tournament on March 19 – March 21. The Gophers hockey team will need to beat St Cloud State this weekend in the first round of WCHA playoffs at Mariucci Arena in order to take the Xcel Energy Center ice this year. Let’s hope they can do it!

Other hockey games in March:
Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche Tuesday 3/17/2009 7PM
(St Patrick’s Day)

Minnesota Wild vs. Edmonton Oilers Sunday 3/22/2009 2PM

Minnesota Wild vs. Vancouver Canucks Tuesday 3/31/2009 7PM