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Paul Simon's already a star at First Ave

Posted by: Chris Riemenschneider under Music, Clubs, Minnesota musicians Updated: May 3, 2011 - 5:51 PM

 

Photo courtesy First Avenue

Photo courtesy First Avenue

 

Not that there's any fear of a pull-out, but there's no way Paul Simon could cancel his show tonight at First Avenue -- it's literally set in stone now. The club's staff has already painted the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's name in a star outside the venue in preparation for the highly anticipated sold-out concert. He's up on the wall sandwiched between Johnny Thunders and Har Mar Superstar, the latter of whom expressed his delight via Twitter (the real-life Sean Tillmann flew into town to take his mom to the show). Jon Bream's review made Simon's concert last night at the Minneapolis Convention Center sound like a fun, freewheelin' affair, and tonight's should be even looser and livelier. He's the rare case where I'd seriously like to see him pull out "Purple Rain" or some other Prince cover on that stage. Check back late tonight for a recap.

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