Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Quick Hits, Talent, and Rock Legends!

Quick Hits -- this week:

Comedian Patton Oswalt. Thurs. Acme Comedy Co.
Comedian Sarah Silverman. Wed. Ted Mann Concert Hall.
Amos Lee, with Secret Sisters. Thurs. State Theater.
AVENUE Q. starts Thursday. Mixed Blood Theater.
The Residents. Friday. Cedar Cultural Center.
Vince Gill. Friday. Treasure Island Casino.
Kenny Chesney. Friday. With Uncle Kracker. Xcel.
Ray Price. Sunday. Treasure Island.
Jimmie Vaughn and the Tilt-A-Whirl Band. w/ Lou Ann Barton. Sun. Wilebski's.

America's Got Talent
Nick Cannon, Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne and Piers Morgan
Orpheum Theatre
March 23 - March 24
All tickets are free! Tickets are still available for 1:00pm shows.

America's Got Talent is taping live at the Orpheum Theatre and you can join host Nick Cannon, Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne and Piers Morgan in the live television audience!

Be a part of the star-studded audience and watch the Twin Cities best performers compete live on television.

Dreamworks Madagascar Live!
Orpheum Theatre
April 1 - April 3

All of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends from MADAGASCAR are out of the zoo and onto the stage in MADAGASCAR LIVE - a WILD New Musical Adventure based on the blockbuster DreamWorks film. Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they escape from their home at New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. This celebration of friendship is brought vividly to life by imaginative sets and costumes, action-packed adventure and spectacular new songs that will inspire you to MOVE IT MOVE IT in the aisles. Get ready to GO WILD at MADAGASCAR LIVE!

Robert Plant & The Band Of Joy with North Mississippi Allstars
State Theatre
Tuesday, April 12 at 8:00pm

Robert Plant & The Band of Joy are hitting the road in support of the triumphant release of his latest album, Band of Joy, which Rolling Stone magazine in its four-star review called "sweet, elegant folk that still swings like Satan's barn door." The touring band is the same that made the record and that is currently touring the States: Patty Griffin, vocals; Darrell Scott, multi-nstrumentalist...

Jeff Beck
State Theatre
Sunday, April 17 at 7:30pm

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Multi Grammy Award winning guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck is touring in support of his most recent album, "Emotion & Commotion." Fans can expect to hear music spanning his career including his Blow By Blow and Wired period, as well as his groundbreaking work from the 80s and 90s.


Amos Lee, Thursday March 24th, State Theater
Kaki King, Thurs March 24th, Cedar Cultural Center
Kenny Chesney, Friday, March 25th, Xcel Energy Ctr
The Residents, Fri, March 25th Cedar Cultural Center
Roomful of Blues, Sat. March 26th, Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Jimmie Vaughn, Sunday, March 27th, Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Patty Larkin, Sun, March 27th, Cedar Cultural Center
Henry Rollins, Mon, March 28th, Cedar Cultural Center
Northwest Sportshow, March 30th-April 3rd, Mpls Convention Center
***James McMurtry, The Bottlerockets, Friday April 1st, The 400 Bar
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Sun, April 3rd, Cedar Cultural Center
Iris Dement, Sun, April 3rd, Dakota Jazz Club
**Michael Ray & The Nasty Notes. CD Re-Release Party. McKracken's Pub.
Bright Eyes, Mon, April 4th and Tues 5th, First Avenue
Joe Lovano, Mon April 4th, and Tues 5th, Dakota Jazz Club
Acid Mothers Temple, Tuesday, April 5th, 7th St. Entry
The Raveonettes, Thursday, April 7th, Fine Line Music Cafe
Pat Travers, Sat. April 9th, Famous Daves
Robert Plant, Tuesday, April 12th, State Theatre
Kellie Pickler, Sat. April 16th, Mystic Lake Casino
Jeff Beck, Sunday, April 17th, State Theater
Lee Ritenour, Sun, April 17th, Cedar Cultural Center
April Wine, Head East, Friday, April 22nd, Medina Ballroom
The Pixies, Sunday, April 24th, Roy Wilkin's Auditorium
April Wine, Head East, Sat. April 30th, Medina Ballroom
Jackson Browne, Wed, May 4th, State Theater
Lewis Black, Sat. May 7th, State Theater
Bob Seger & Silver Bullet Band....?...Thurs, May 12th....?
CAKE, Thursday, May 12th, State Theater
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Thur. May 12th, Xcel Energy Ctr
Roger McGuinn, Tuesday, May 17th, Hopkins Center for the Arts
Maceo Parker, Sun, May 22nd, Orchestra Hall
Bruce Cockburn, Mon, May 23rd, Cedar Cultural Center
Burno Mars, Monday, May 23rd, (with Janelle Monae), Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Adele, May 26th, First Avenue
Styx, Cheap Trick, Sunday, May 29th, Midway Stadium
Iron & Wine, Wednesday, June 8th, First Avenue
Motely Crue, Poison, NY Dolls, Friday June 24th, Target Center
Jethro Tull, Sat. June 25th, Orpheum Theater
THE MONKEES Friday July 1st, Sat. July 2nd, Minnesota Zoo (tickets went on sale March 4th).
U2, Saturday, July 23rd, TCF Bank Stadium

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