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

Think you know Johnny Mathis? Chances are, you don't

Six things you may not know about the crooner, who’ll perform a holiday show here Thursday.

Updated: November 29, 2014, - 06:20 PM

Usher's dance hits missed the mark

Review: The pop star couldn’t rev up the half-full house at St. Paul’s Xcel Center on Tuesday.

Updated: November 19, 2014, - 05:38 AM

11 shows, 11 thoughts on Garth Brooks' concerts at Target Center

His record 11-show run at Target Center ended rambunctiously about 2 a.m. on Sunday. Eleven thoughts about Garth Brooks’ record-setting 11 concerts at Target Center, which ended at 1:58 a.m. Sunday.

Updated: November 16, 2014, - 09:54 PM

Garth Brooks tackles Twitter to promote 'Man Against Machine'

Despite the technology slam in “Man Against Machine,” the country superstar is learning a new trick to promote the album.

Updated: November 10, 2014, - 05:39 PM

OMG! Garth is still golden

Review: Garth Brooks began a record run with a spirited show at Target Center. The once and future king of country music couldn’t believe the enthusiasm the 19,000 fans showed Thursday.

Updated: November 07, 2014, - 11:26 AM

More than Garth: Twin Cities a country-music mecca

Why? People here are willing to listen to new music rather than oldies. They like going out. The economy is solid. Ticket prices are reasonable. But most of all, the music hits home.

Updated: November 06, 2014, - 06:52 AM

Bob Dylan goes eclectic in homecoming concert

REVIEW: First Orpheum show focused on the recent past and delivered a distinctively musical performance.

Updated: November 05, 2014, - 09:21 AM

Silent partner: Dylan once owned Minneapolis' Orpheum Theatre

Bob Dylan takes over the Orpheum in Minneapolis for three nights this week. But for a decade, he actually owned the place.

Updated: November 04, 2014, - 03:47 PM

Prince plays by own rules on 'SNL'

The eight-minute performance was a fast and furious demonstration of Prince’s potency as a performer.

Updated: November 03, 2014, - 05:36 AM

Review: James Taylor is as comfy as an old flannel shirt

The Hall of Fame singer gave crowd a warm feeling as he performed before 10,000 in St. Paul in a...

Updated: November 03, 2014, - 05:35 AM

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