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at Xcel Energy Center
Saturday, 07/23/16, 6pm ($29.95+)
Multi-platinum superstars Duran Duran is currently on their “Paper Gods World Tour”... they’ll be stopping by the Xcel Energy Center in St Paul next Saturday, July 23rd. Tickets starts at $30 and goes up to as much as $140, depending on how close you want to be next to the legendary band.
I did take a sneak peek at their setlists that they’ve been playing on this tour - and let me tell you: they do all the big hits like ‘Hungry Like A Wolf’, ‘The Reflex’, ‘Rio’ and ‘Girls on Film’, etc.
For the Xcel show, two openers are listed: Chic, featuring Nile Rodgers, and Tokimonsta.
Duran Duran's 2016 US Paper Gods Tour dates are as follows:
07/19 Harlem, NY Apollo Theatre
07/21 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion +
07/23 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center +
07/24 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre +
07/27 Paso Robles, CA California Mid-State *
07/29 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay +
07/30 Irvine, CA Irvine Meadows Amph +
08/02 Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amph +
08/03 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena +
08/05 San Francisco, CA Outside Lands
08/27 Portland, OR Project Pabst
08/28 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live *
08/30 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome *
09/01 Everett, WA XFINITY Arena *
09/02 Airway Heights, WA Northern Quest
09/04 Snowmass Village, CO Aspen Jazzfest
09/06 San Antonio, TX Tobin Center
09/07 San Antonio, TX Tobin Center
09/09 Durant, OK Choctaw Casino
09/10 Durant, OK Choctaw Casino
*denotes show with CHIC FEAT. NILE RODGERS as Special Guest
+ denotes CHIC FEAT. NILE RODGERS plus Tokimonsta as the opening act
at First Avenue
Saturday, 07/23/16, 7pm ($12/$15)
Local trio Kitten Forever (Corrie Harrigan, Laura Larson, and Liz Elton) is celebrating their 10th Anniversary as a band next Saturday, July 23rd. They’ve enlisting various local bands (all of whom we’ve seen at some point).
The big band to watch for is Candace (Sarah Rose, Sarah Nienaber, and Mara Appel DesLauriers). Although the name may sound new to you, they’re really Is/Is. I haven’t looked into why they decided to change their name, but it’s probably to avoid confusion with the terrorist group ISIS. Candace’s New Future is out now on Found Object Records.
Condominium, Royal Brat, and Tony Peachka also on the bill.
The band writes:
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at Inbound Brewing
Saturday, 07/23/16, 7pm (FREE)
There’s a new music venue in town, located in the North Loop, just a few blocks from Target Field, called Inbound Brewing.
Local pop quartet Southern Resident Killer Whales (Dan Hylton’s band) will be playing with American Housewife next Saturday. The latter is formerly known as Space Heater (Maureen Rudd and Stephanie Paquin).
It will be a special night of music on Inbound Brewery's Keg Stage, conveniently located a couple of blocks from Target Field.
The show is FREE.