Monday, August 31, 2009

Is the Xcel Energy Center better than the Target Center for concerts?

Every hockey fan knows the Xcel Energy Center ROCKS for hockey games, but which center is better for concerts Xcel Energy Center St Paul or Target Center Minneapolis? This is a hot debate among music lovers in the Twin Cities area. I get emails and comments from both sides of the river. Since I write blogs about both venues, I try not to be overly biased (but I do prefer the Xcel Energy Center – if you didn’t know that read my Target Center Box Office is a Joke post).

It seems to me that the Target Center has been getting more big name pop stars lately like Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift – what’s up with that? My friend scored some really great The Fray Tickets to their Target Center concert in July, but left wishing the show was at the Xcel Center because he thought the sound would have been better.

Lil’ Wayne was at the Target Center in January and will now be at the Xcel Center tomorrow night (less than nine months later!) Do you suppose he is hoping for better sound? If you went to the Target Center Lil Wayne Show and are going to the Xcel Center Lil’ Wayne Show – let me know which one you liked better.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Rob Thomas Concert at Xcel Energy Center

Cover Shot of Rob Thomas for his solo album
Rob Thomas former front man for Matchbox 20 will be performing at the Xcel Energy Center October 11th at 7:00. The Cradlesong Tour '09, is Rob Thomas' second solo-tour, aimed at promoting his newly released album Cradlesong with hits "Her Diamonds" and "Give Me the Meltdown". Rob Thomas is most famous for his work with Matchbox 20 and the hits "Push", "3AM" and "Real World" which Thomas wrote for the band. Rob Thomas also worked with Carlos Santana on "Smooth" and has collaborated with Willie Nelson and Marc Anthony

Touring with Rob Thomas is the new breakout band, Carolina Liar who is promoting thier 1st major studio album, "Coming to Terms" which features summer chart topper "Show me what I'm looking for". Also on the Cradlesong Tour is OneRepublic.

Music from Cradelsong is currently streaming free on Vh1's "the leak". Buy Xcel Energy Center Tickets for the Rob Thomas Concert before they sell out!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Xcel Energy Center hosts US National Team twice

The US Women's National Hockey team will make two stops in St. Paul on their Qwest Tour, which consists of 10 games aimed to prepare the team for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Team USA will kick off their Qwest Tour on Friday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. against the Western Collegiate Hockey Associations Women's All-Stars.

The Women's National Team will then tour the country before returning to St. Paul and the Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday, December 30 at 7:00 p.m. to play arch-rival Canada. The Team USA-Canada game will be the US Women's National Team's last public pre-Olympic game before the team heads to Vancouver to play in the 2010 Olympics February 12-28th.

In the Land of Hockey these tickets will go fast, so buy them today and don't miss a chance to see these girls skate live!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Lil' Wayne Xcel Energy Center Concert

Lil Wayne Album Cover
The "America's Most Wanted Music Festival" Tour which features Lil' Wayne with special guests Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy and Pleasure P is going to make a stop at the Xcel Energy Center on
September 1st. The Xcel Energy Center doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for a 7:00 concert. This is Lil' Waynes first major tour and his first ever appearance at the Xcel Energy Center.

Last year Lil' Wayne's album "The Carter III" made multi-platinum status, was the best selling album of the year and won a Grammy for Best Rap Album. His first three singles off of the album, "Lollipop", "A Milli", and "Got Money" all reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Music Hot 100, something that is rare for rap music.

The "America's Most Wanted Music Festival" tour will not only feature hit songs that gained Lil' Wayne status as one of the most revered rappers of his generation but will also be a preview for tracks off of his follow up album "Rebirth" that is due to drop later this fall. Lil' Wayne Tickets will go fast for this show, buy early if you want good seats!