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Big Top Chautauqua 2011

Summer is approaching, slow though it may seem, and concert junkies need to begin filling in their 2011 summer itineraries. Our good friends in Wisconsin are helping get a jump on this planning as Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua has announced its initial summer performers.

See the full list here. Highlights include Greg Brown, Arlo Guthrie, Dar Williams, Nanci Griffith, and many more. The clincher for me is a two-night stand from folk legend John Prine on Aug. 20-21. A trip to Wisconsin may be in order.

Elton John: Anyone manage to get tickets?

I was up and ready at my computer Monday morning when tickets went on sale for Sir Elton’s upcoming Duluth performance on May 6. Unfortunately,  after much ‘refreshing’ and ‘searching’ I did not secure tickets for my wife and I. Looks like tickets are readily available for a much larger price on Stubhub; not sure if I’m willing to drop that much cash though.

Anyone else have a similar experience, or were you able to land tickets?

Elton John at Amsoil Arena on May 6

Elton John will be the first big headliner to grace the new Amsoil Arena on May 6. Tickets go on sale Monday, Feb. 14, and range from $27-127.

Michael Buble will also perform at the Amsoil Arena on June 25.

Anyone else super excited?

New Low

Duluth’s Low will be dropping a new album April 12 with a U.S. tour to follow.

TBT Playing Coachella

Looks like 2011 is going to be another great year for Duluth bluegrass-rockers Trampled by Turtles as they join the lineup for this year’s Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California.

Doomtree vs. Martin Sexton

Clyde Iron Works announced Thursday that Rhymesayers hip-hip group Doomtree will be playing at the Duluth venue on at 9pm on Jan. 29. Tickets go on sale Monday for $16. This is the Minneapolis group’s second Duluth performance in four months; it played UMD this past September.

Also playing Duluth on Jan. 29, is singer-songwriter Martin Sexton. Sexton was originally booked to play Clyde Iron but the concert was moved to St. Scholastica’s Mitchell Auditorium a few weeks ago. Joanna Mosca is opening the show and tickets are currently on sale for $20.

Which are you going to see?

Atmosphere coming to Duluth!

Minnesota’s favorite rap duo is embarking on a Welcome To Minnesota Tour this February with stops in Mankato (22), Bemidji (23), St. Cloud (24), Rochester (25) and Duluth (26).

The Duluth show will take place in UMD’s Romano Gymnasium. Besides Atmosphere, the tour also includes Prof, Los Nativos, and DJ Abilities.

Eddie Money – “We Should be Sleeping”

Classic rocker Eddie Money performs a free concert this evening at outside Fond-du-Luth Casino. Duluth gets a shout out at the :35 second mark in the video for “We Should be Sleeping.”

Gruesome Twosome

Spook rockers Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie are coming to the DECC May 12!

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