KISS and Def Leppard's U.S. tour dates -- Minneapolis in August

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Despite the infighting among the founding members of the band as of late, KISS have announced a massive 40th Anniversary tour along with Def Leppard, including a stop at the Target Center in August.

Ahead of their upcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, there have been reports that Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons have openly refused to perform with original members Ace Frehley and Peter Chris at the ceremony, with the original members all delivering pointed barbs at their former bandmates in the press.


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Beyonce unveils Mrs. Carter World Tour 2013 dates -- St. Paul in July

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Here's Beyonce during a Super Bowl show so electrifying the power went out soon after.
Beyonce just put on one of the most stunning Super Bowl halftime shows -- easily the best since Prince's -- and it's no shock that an announcement of her Mrs. Carter World Tour follows. The shows begin in Europe in April, and a North American stint launches on June 28 in Los Angeles, and wrapping at her husband Jay-Z's home court in Brooklyn.

This is GQ's Hottest Woman of the 21st Century's first full-scale tour since 2009's I Am... dates. And wouldn't you know, she's got the good sense to stop in the Twin Cities again.

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Bob Seger and Kid Rock announce joint dates -- St. Paul in March

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The Michigan bond between Bob Seger and Kid Rock is a deep one. Rock spoke at great length about his admiration for Seger in his recent profile in The New Yorker, and now this bond takes an extra weight as the pair will hit the road together for a couple of shows nearby.

This March, the guys' varying degrees of honest Americana take over St. Paul and Fargo, North Dakota. The shows come amidst separate tour dates for both artists. More »

Fleetwood Mac 2013 tour dates announced -- St. Paul in April

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Never break the chain, folks. After a three-year break, Fleetwood Mac is heading back out on the road for a 34-city tour. Between April 4 and June 12, much of the U.S. and Canada will receive visits from the British-American pop-rock legends.

Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 isn't tied to a new release, but the band could play a couple songs that Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham just recorded in recent weeks. Founding members Mick Fleetwood and John McVie will also be part of the lineup. Expect a huge dose of the 1977 album smash Rumours, which is getting a deluxe 35th anniversary reissue next year. And, Buckingham tells Rolling Stone, "We always have to play 'Dreams,' 'Rhiannon,' 'Don't Stop,' 'Tusk,' 'Big Love,' 'Landslide' and all our most famous songs."

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Bon Jovi unveils 2013 tour dates -- St. Paul in April

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Bon Jovi's new North American tour is titled "Because We Can," which either is a broad statement of positivity amidst rough economic times -- or it's just crassly saying "We're friggin Bon Jovi and we're still huge enough to overwhelm your local arena, so we will." In either case, it's a done deal. They're coming for us for the first time in two years.

The enormous AEG-promoted tour begins February 9, and snakes through the U.S. and Canada until late July. New material from a forthcoming album called What About Now will dot through the shows that should split the difference between hair metal riffage and Springsteen-level sincerity. Why? Because they can.

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Slideshow: Bon Jovi at Xcel Energy Center

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Bruce Springsteen extends Wrecking Ball tour dates -- St. Paul added

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While Bruce Springsteen might have dealt with London officials cutting his mic during a performance with Paul McCartney earlier this month, you can bet that this new batch of North American gigs will go a long as they need to go. Just announced today, the Boss is extending his tour until early December -- and this includes a stop in St. Paul.

The trek is in support of his latest album, Wrecking Ball, which jumped into public consciousness at the Grammys earlier this year when he performed the new political anthem "We Take Care of Our Own." Not so far removed from a strong showing at Super Bowl XLIII, Springsteen is still a stadium giant from Jersey who bleeds that heartland blood.

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