Thursday, July 23, 2009

MN Wild 2009-2010 schedule set

The MN Wild set their schedule for the 2009-2010 season. The Wild will be playing at Xcel Energy Center 41 times throughout the Wild 2009-2010 schedule, starting with the Tuesday October 6th home opener against the Anaheim Ducks. The Wild will also meet the Colorado Avalanche, the New York Rangers and the Vancouver Canucks early in the season at home in the Xcel Energy Center.

With a new coach and lots of roster changes this season is sure to be one that sells out the Xcel on a regular basis. The season also includes 41 away games and a break for the 2010 Winter Olympics. MN Wild fans should look forward to seeing how the Wild will play under the direction of Todd Richards who has promised that this season there will be a shift in the Wild playbook to faster paced Hockey and more aggressive skating.

Inside the Xcel for a MN Wild Game

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Rascal Flatts Concert at the Xcel Energy Center

Hit Country Group, Rascal Flatts
Rascal Flatts the world renowned country music group will be coming to the Xcel Energy Center on Saturday September 19th at 8:00 p.m. The group is currently on their nation wide America Living Unstoppable Tour that is promoting the groups newest album Unstoppable which was released in April and jumped to the top of the Billboard music charts.

This will be Rascall Flatts 5th appearance in the Twin Cities and bassist Jay DeMarcus commented, "We are very blessed to see familiar faces in the audience in most cities we play on tour." Also noting, "We know in this economy Americans want the most for their money and we hope that we offer some stress relief and a fun night out."

The ...Unstoppable tour will include special guest Darius Rucker former lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish who is now promoting his first country album which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts as well.

Rascal Flatts has always been a huge show in the cities and there is no reason to think this will be any different, so Buy Rascal Flatts tickets early if you don't want to miss one of the best country acts today!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Rave Reviews for Recent Xcel Energy Center Concerts

This year the Xcel Energy Center has had several great shows come through and this last week has been no exception.

On Sunday night, No Doubt rocked the Xcel Energy Center with a high-energy show that was reminiscent of the No Doubt that so many of us knew and loved in the 90's. Opening with "Spiderwebs", Gwen Stefani and the rest of the band made it clear, time apart had not taken away thier ability to rock. Following up with hits like "Hella Good", "Underneath it All", "Its my Life" and "Don't Speak" the concert was awesome from start to finish. The band took time to say a sincere thank you to the crowd and seemed to be enjoying the Twin Cities. Gwen revealed that they had watched the Minneapolis fireworks and that they were beautiful. The show ended with an encore of "Rock Steady", "Stand and Deliver" and "Sunday Morning". For all of you who missed it, the show was great and the crowd was the best... it was a great night to be in the Xcel!

Gwen Performing at the Xcel

Then last night Il Divo performed at the Xcel to a crowd of pop-opera fans. Dressed in their typical Armani suits, Il Divo looked the part of an international sensation... and then they began to sing, and swept away any doubts that this may be just another boy band. The group has true talent and concert goers last night witnessed a great performance. The guys later said they love to tour but would also love to put down roots somewhere and have a standing act, perhaps Vegas?

il Divo on stage

With the summer just getting into full swing there are still great concerts to go to and tickets left for the Xcel Energy Center!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Summer of Come Back to the Band Tours

For all of you hipster, fun-lovin, pop-rock fans out there get ready for the summer of shows for you. This week No Doubt is performing at the Xcel to an absolutely pumped crowd... it has been far too long since this band has toured together. With No Doubt is also Paramore, a new alternative band that has a lot to offer and hopefully finds a friendly crowd here in the cities.

Then in a little bit more than a month Blink 182, one of the first pop-punk bands and arguably the most popular and successful is coming to St. Paul to play the Xcel Energy Center on August 18th at 6:30. Blink 182 has sold 20 million albums world-wide. However, in 2004 the band broke up to go after individual dreams. It has been just over 5 years since this high-energy fan centered band has toured together. However, the bassist Mark Hoppus was quoted as saying, "We are ready to get out on the road and play what we hope will be the most amazing tour of the season." Fans certainly hope so too. Playing with Blink 182 are Fall Out Boy and Panic at the Disco!

Tickets are still available for both of these concerts, buy now and don't miss the chance to be part of the pop-punk comeback!