Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sting Comes to the Xcel Energy Center

Sting coming to the Xcel Energy Center
The Xcel Energy Center is the place to be in the Twin Cities if you want to go to great concerts. With everything from Taylor Swift, to John Mayer, to James Taylor, to Lady Gaga, the Xcel Energy Center has booked a great Spring/Summer Concert Schedule.

Recently added to the list of concerts and by far one of the biggest names: Sting. Rock superstar Sting will be at the Xcel Energy Center Monday June 21st at 8:00. Accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Sting will perform his most popular songs re-tooled with symphony arrangements. Some of the hits that the Sting Summer Tour will re-arrange include: “Roxanne,” “Next To You,” “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” and “Every Breath You Take,” along with solo hits like “Englishman in New York,” “Fragile,” “Russians,” “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You,” “Fields of Gold” and “Desert Rose.”

The Sting Xcel Energy Center Concert is one not to miss, with lots of great shows and concerts in St. Paul this spring and summer make sure you leave room in your budget and on your calendar to see Sting Live!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mark it on your calendar: Simon and Garfunkel at the Xcel Energy Center

Simon and Garfunkel on Stage

Folk-rock music legends Simon and Garfunkel will be at the St. Paul Xcel Energy Center on Saturday May 8th at 8:00pm.

The duo became famous in the 50's and 60's and blew up with hits like "The Sound of Silence" and several songs off of "The Graduate" soundtrack including "Mrs. Robinson" the now iconic song about the ultimate cougar. Recently, Simon and Garfunkel released "Live 1969" a compilation of some of their most well known music performed live, semi-acoustic and semi-eclectic.. the album is like the duo eclectic and timeless.

This will be the 3rd time Simon and Garfunkel have been to the St. Paul Xcel Energy Center, every show of theirs is a hit... don't miss your chance to see them live performing decades worth of music.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers coming to the Xcel Energy Center

Tom Petty of the Heartbreakers on stage after a concert
Rock-legend Tom Petty is slated to perform at the Xcel Energy Center on June 22nd at 7:30. Tom Petty Tickets have been selling like crazy for this concert proving that whatever the Xcel Energy Center is doing to promote their concerts over the lacking Target Center concert schedule is working.

Though most people would argue that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers do not really need to be promoted at all. Over their decades long career, they have released hit songs like: Mary Jane's Last Dance, Won't Back Down, Want it All, and You Don't Know How It Feels. This Tom Petty Concert Tour will promote the band's latest album Mojo.

If you are planning on going to the Tom Petty Concert at the Xcel Energy Center, you better buy your tickets now before they are all sold out!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Looking for something to do while it rains all weekend? Head to the Xcel Energy Center for the Minnesota High School Hockey Tournament

High School Hockey Teams pre-game on the ice at the Xcel Energy Center
The snow may be melting and spring may be right around the corner but Hockey season is still in full swing at the Xcel Energy Center with the Minnesota High School Hockey Tournament this weekend.

The Minnesota High School State Hockey Tournament started on Wednesday with the Class A teams playing quarterfinal games. Class AA played quarterfinals on Thursday. Today both classes play semi-finals. Third place and the Minnesota High School Championship Game will be on Saturday.

Minnesota High School Hockey Tickets are required for all games. Although the Xcel Energy Center has High School Hockey Tickets, they are releasing them just before game time, making the X a very chaotic place to be. A friend of mine, who went on Thursday told me that he went to Ticket King, just a block from the Xcel on 7th Street and purchased Minnesota High School Hockey Tickets with no line and no hassle. If you are planning on coming downtown for the tournament, keep Ticket King in mind!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Minnesota Wild Hockey returns to the Xcel Energy Center after the Olympic Break

Minnesota Wild Player on the ice at the Xcel Energy Center
Minnesota Wild fans are eagerly awaiting the return of the Minnesota Wild roster to the Xcel Energy Center.

After the 2010 Winter Olympics Break, the NHL is preparing to start regular season play again this week. Before returning from up north, the Minnesota Wild will play the Calgary Flames on Wednesday in Calgary and then the Edmonton Oilers in Edmonton, Canada on Friday. Sunday the Xcel Energy Center will welcome the Minnesota Wild players back home as the MN Wild skate against the Calgary Flames on their own ice.

This past week the Xcel Energy Center saw high school hockey action with the Minnesota Girl's State Hockey tournament.

Get your Minnesota Wild Hockey Tickets today and don't miss the Wild's homecoming game!