Twin Cities fans shut out of last summer’s All-Star Game concert with Imagine Dragons will have a chance to see the drum-banging big-anthem rockers this summer, but of course it’s not free or outdoors this time. The Las Vegas rockers of “Radioactive” fame will perform June 9 at Xcel Energy Center (a Tuesday night). Tickets go on sale Feb. 17 for $29.50-$69.50 via Ticketmaster and the arena's box office.
St. Paul is getting the fifth stop on ID’s summer tour behind “Smoke + Mirrors,” only the group’s second album, which lands Feb. 17. The band toured behind its 2012 debut “Night Visions” for two-plus years, going from the 900-capacity Varsity Theater in early 2013 to last summer’s high-dazzle show in front of 27,000 fans at TCF Bank Stadium, which served as MLB’s official All-Star Game concert.
Hometown heroes Atmosphere opened the All-Star concert, and another band with longstanding indie cred, Metric, was tapped to warm up the show at the X.