Tuesday, May 31, 2011

GLEE LIVE Tomorrow! Target Center

Glee is coming to Minneapolis this summer for a live concert at Target Center that will include 13 members of the TV show’s cast.

Glee Live! In Concert! kicks off May 21 in Las Vegas and comes to Minneapolis on June 1. Tickets go on sale February 21 at 10 a.m.

The live performances will feature some of the most memorable musical numbers from Seasons 1 and 2 of Glee, including: “Empire State of Mind,” “Toxic,” “My Life Would Suck Without You,” “It’s My Life,” and of course, “Don’t Stop Believin’.

USA Today called last year’s concerts “equal parts musical theater, giddy pop culture phenomenon and Journey-loving rock show.”

Northern Spark is a new MN Festival modeled on a nuit blanche or “white night” festival—a dusk to dawn participatory art event along the Mississippi and surrounding areas. It will take place the evening of June 4 (sunset 8:55 pm) till the morning of June 5, 2011 (sunrise 5:28 am).

It is in this context that more than 200 artists are presenting 100 installations and performances for Northern Spark from the top of the Foshay Tower to boat rides along the Mississippi to light sculptures and projections to performances galore, including car horn and brass band fanfares, color guards, river dancing, sewer pipe organs, lullabies, and storytelling.

Highlights include a video horse galloping on the Mississippi, a photos show with ping pong, and a floating chhautauqua on the Jonathan Padelford sternwheeler.


Chelsea Handler, Sat. June 4th, Target Center.
Iron & Wine, Wednesday, June 8th, First Avenue
Bootsey Collins, Thursday, June 9th, First Avenue
WINSTOCK: Friday, June 10th: Darius Rucker, Gloriana, Rodney Aktins, Troy Olson. Winsted, MN. Sat. June 11th: Montgomery Gentry, Jason Aldean, Oak Ridge Boys, Josh Thompson, James Otto, Joanna Smith.
Taylor Swift, June 14-15, Xcel Energy Center
Rihanna & Cee Lo Green, June 16th, Target Center
Charlie Musselwhite, Thursday, June 16th, Minnesota Zoo.
ROCK the GARDEN, My Morning Jacket, Neko Case, Booker T. Jones, Tapes N Tapes
June 18th, Walker Art Center
John Fogerty, Friday, June 17th, Mystic Lake Casino.
DEEP PURPLE, Sunday June 19th, Orpheum Theatre.
Motely Crue, Poison, NY Dolls, Friday June 24th, Target Center
Jethro Tull, Sat. June 25th, Orpheum Theater
Mavis Staples, Taj Mahal, Wed. June 29th, Minnesota Zoo.
ADELE (ReSCHEDULED), June 22nd, First Avenue (finale small venues)
THE MONKEES Friday July 1st, Sat. July 2nd, Minnesota Zoo (tickets went on sale March 4th).
Eddie Vedder with Glen Hansard, July 2nd, Orpheum Theater
The Black Keys, July 3rd, Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Britney Spears, Femme Fatale tour, July 6th, Xcel Ctr
Katy Perry, July 9th, Xcel Energy Center
Basilica Block Party, with David Gray, Ray LaMontagne, Drive-By Truckers, G.Love, and Michael Franti. July 8-9. Basilica of St. Mary
NKOTB/Backsteet Boys, July 15th, Target Center
U2....finally. July 23rd, TCF Bank Stadium
Wanda Jackson, August 6th, Minnesota Zoo
Sade/John Legend, August 9th, Target Center
Janet Jackson, August 19th, Orpheum Theater
David Sedaris, November 13th, State Theater.

Peter Frampton plays complete "Frampton Comes Alive!" and other hits
Presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust

State Theatre
Friday, September 30 at 8:00pm
On sale Friday, June 3 at 10:00am

Peter Frampton, the Grammy-winning guitarist and songwriter, will bring his world tour celebrating the 35th anniversary of his multi-platinum selling live album "Frampton Comes Alive!" to Minneapolis.The three hour show will feature a complete performance of “Frampton Comes Alive!” including such hits as "Show Me the Way," "Baby, I Love Your Way" and "Do You Feel Like We Do" along with highlights from Frampton’s catalog, including his Grammy-winning instrumental album, 2006’s "Fingerprints."

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