Jon Bream

Reporter | Pop Music
Phone: 612-673-1719
Since he began covering popular music for the Star Tribune in 1974, Jon Bream has attended more than 6,000 concerts and interviewed the King of Pop, the Queen of Soul and Prince as well as Bob Dylan, U2, three Beatles, four Rolling Stones and all of Maroon 5. He has performed with Alice Cooper, jogged with Willie Nelson and has Taylor Swift on his speed dial. He has written books on Prince, Led Zeppelin and Neil Diamond. But Jon has yet to satisfy a request of many Star Tribune readers: that he take a music-appreciation class.

Recent content from Jon Bream

Red-hot rapper Iggy Azalea plays cool at U concert

In front of a sold-out crowd of 10,000 at TCF Stadium, her lifeless performance lacked the sizzle of her best...

Updated: October 18, 2014, - 10:47 PM

Full Fleetwood Mac is back but lacked palpable camaraderie

REVIEW: This heyday incarnation — reassembled after some rocky years — came across as democratic, respectful, polite and mostly sparks-free.

Updated: October 01, 2014, - 09:06 AM

New albums are a welcome end to Prince's recording drought

REVIEW: The Purple One drops two new albums Tuesday — the more fully realized and satisfying “PlectrumElectrum” with his female trio, and the one-man band effort “Art Official Age,” which seems to be a concept album that’s a bit unformed.

Updated: September 29, 2014, - 01:23 PM

Fleetwood Mac's famously fractured family reunites

Christine McVie is back in the picture after a 16-year separation. Fleetwood Mac talks about their oft-fractured ties and the reunion tour opening in Minneapolis Tuesday.

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 01:24 PM

More Boss than Bocephus, Eric Church rocks Target Center

Review: Church may be country’s most compelling live act of the moment — at least until the newly un-retired Garth Brooks rolls into town

Updated: September 17, 2014, - 07:06 AM

Eric Church: King of the Nashville outsiders

A candid chat with country star Eric Church, who plays the Nashville game by his own rules.

Updated: September 16, 2014, - 09:03 AM

Sheeran drives the girls Edsane

Review: The British pop star wowed a Target Center crowd with his acoustic guitar licks, flashy light show and volume.

Updated: September 16, 2014, - 06:03 AM

Replacements concert takes fans back to when it began

The Midway Stadium Concert was quite different from the Mats’ last Twin Cities gig in 1991 at the Orpheum Theatre.

Updated: September 14, 2014, - 06:20 AM

Memorable Midway concerts

This is the last fandango at Midway Stadium, a minor league stadium that has played host to many major concerts....

Updated: September 11, 2014, - 09:04 PM

Front and center, it's Lisa Fischer's turn

No longer “20 Feet From Stardom,” backup singer Lisa Fischer steps out for her overdue first solo tour.

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 08:19 PM

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