Thursday, March 27, 2008

Need a Minnesota Wild Hockey Fix?

I needed to get a few Minnesota Wild tickets for a friend of mine who lives in the Twin Cities. After nosing around a bit, I found a reputable broker with good seats at a good price with an office right across the street from the Xcel Energy Center. It was super convenient for her to grab a beer before the game and swing by the Ticket King St. Paul office with just one parking spot for the night.

Wild tickets are kind of a hot commodity these days, as the team is headed for the playoffs. Hopefully, at least. Home field, or ice in this case, advantage may be just what this team needs as the end of the regular season nears.

Check it out for yourself if you need tickets for an event in St. Paul or Minneapolis, MN. The gals who worked there were super nice and helpful.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Milwaukee Turns Out for Up-and-Coming Acts

The Pabst Theater and Riverside Theater folks have a business deal in town with a new venue called Turner Hall. The hall can hold about 600 people. This is a perfect spot to check out an up-and-coming band or act. The other clever piece to the puzzle is through this deal, if the show sells out or the demand is greater than expected, they can move the show to one of their other two aforementioned venues. So far the following bands have played at Turner Hall: They Might Be Giants, Sia, Josh Rouse, Blondie and The English Beat...

The upcoming Vampire Weekend show has sold out. These guys are pretty good. I am bummed out. Wanted to go. Maybe they will move this show to the Pabst Theater and more Vampire Weekend Tickets will become available?
My point is, that Milwaukee, in case you didn't know, isn't the biggest town around, yet our track record is pretty good for turning out to see new music, touring Broadway shows as well as paying the big bucks for super good concert tickets for the big acts like Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and Billy Joel. It makes me proud in a weird sort of way. If we as a city don't support the local venues, we will fall off the map as bands plot their next tour.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Snow Prohibits Milwaukeeans from Making Summer Plans

It is snowing in Brew City. Again. Snowing. It's March. A foot of snow. Not a light dusting. A foot. We cannot take it anymore. People are in no mood around here to make plans for the summer concert season. They don't care. They are crabby and in no mood. The ads for trips to Florida and Mexico have never run so much in this market.

I am being a touch dramatic. Music lovers are happy the likes of Tom Petty and Jack Johnson are coming to town, but the thought of a 90 degree day, a cold beer in one hand and a ear of corn in the other seems a million miles away. Can the Parrotheads planning their July 19th trek to Alpine Valley for the Jimmy Buffet show even fathom their ghostly white legs poking out of their cargo shorts? It might not ever happen. We might have snow in July. At least there is a roof on Miller Park.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Van Halen Rescheduled Date for Bradley Center

It didn't take Van Halen long to reschedule the cancelled dates from this Spring 2008 tour. For Milwaukee, the originally schedule April 7 show is now scheduled for April 28 at the Bradley Center. Same venue, new date.

Again, Van Halen tickets for orginal date will be honored at the rescheduled date.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Van Halen Concert at Bradley Center Postponed

Milwaukee's Van Halen concert which was scheduled for the Bradley Center April 7 has been postponed.
Eddie Van Halen, the lead guitarist is being treated for an undisclosed medical condition. Interesting. Does it have anything to do with ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli's book coming out packed full of details on their marriage?

Other Van Halen shows were also postponed. So we can't say that they just didn't want to come here. The tour is tentatively scheduled to resume April 19 in Las Vegas. A new date for the Van Halen concert in Milwaukee has not been set as of today. If you bought Van Halen tickets, they will still be valid for the rescheduled date or you can return your concert tickets to Ticketmaster for a full refund.
Hope you are better soon Eddie! Your fans are waiting for a great show!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Dave Matthews Tickets on Sale Soon!

We knew the would be coming, but until I see it posted on the Warehouse website, I don't speak of it. The two great days of summer when the Dave Matthews Band rolls in to Alpine Valley Music Theatre and hits it hard. Playing jams for two shows in a row to fans who don't age.

This year, Dave and company play Alpine Saturday, August 9 and Sunday, August 10th. The opening act will be the Black Crowes, whose new album got a great review in this week's Rolling Stone. Rumor is that the Dave Matthews Band will have a new album out later this year and will be testing some of the new songs on the road. As someone who, sadly, generally likes to know the words to every song a performer is singing on stage, I am totally cool with Dave trying out new songs on me. With such a great track record, it would be hard to imagine it not being a good song. Well, one exception does come to mind. On Dave Matthews' solo album, Some Devil, the song Gravedigger kills me. No pun intended. Otherwise, Some Devil is seriously one of my favorites!

Getting back to the Dave Matthews Band; I will be at the shows. I have been a Warehouse member for ages, but if you aren't a member of the DMB fanclub, you have your shot at Dave Matthews tickets for Alpine the last Saturday of this month, March 29th via Ticketmaster. Dave Matthews tickets should be going for $40-100 each from the box office.