Wednesday, February 28, 2007


The big concert news in Minneapolis/St. Paul is that The Police are going to perform at Xcel Energy Center on July 3rd. The tickets go on sale this coming Monday at all Ticketmaster locations. The premium seats for this concert have a face value of $250/ticket while the seats in the nosebleed sections are $65/ticket. The setup for the concert is the end stage setup and they are also going to sell tickets behind the stage. When a concert tour sells tickets behind the stage, it usually means that the stage is wide open. The face value of the tickets in the lower level behind the stage is $100/ticket. Those seats are probably the best value and have the potential of having an excellent view of the stage. I would definitely try hard to get seats when they go on sale because I am sure that the market will be very hot after it sells out. All I know is this will be a great show at the X!!!

Sunday, February 25, 2007


I found a great site for buying tickets to the Minnesota Wild. If you are dying for a good resource for Wild Tickets, check out From talking to them, I learned that they will even have Minnesota Wild Playoff Tickets once the games are announced. They are locally owned and definitely have the largest selection as well as the lowest prices on Minnesota Wild Tickets. If you give them any business, please tell them that the Twin Cities Tickets Guy sent you. Maybe they will give me a couple of Wild Tickets for the referral.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


I learned a valuable lesson this year. I am never going to wait until the last second to buy Minnesota Golden Gophers Hockey Tickets. I need a few tickets for this weekends game at Mariucci Arena and there are absolutely zero options available right now. If I can't find seats for this weekends game versus St. Cloud State, I am going to have to wait until the WCHA playoffs or the WCHA Final Five to check out my favorite college hockey team. My advice for anyone interested in buying Gophers Hockey Tickets is to buy them at the beginning of the year when their is more supply and lower prices. GO GOPHERS!!!

Monday, February 19, 2007


I was very surprised to find that tickets to the Minnesota Wild vs. Dallas Stars game are going for very reasonable prices. I found seats starting at only $39.00 for this big rivalry. There are seats in the lower level for as little as $79.00. All things considered, these prices seemed very cheap. The only explanation that I can come up with is that the game is on a Tuesday. I am sure that if this game had been last weekend, the prices would have been almost double what they are going for now. Don't miss your chance to catch one of the biggest rivalries in the NHL. GO WILD!!!

Sunday, February 18, 2007


If anyone is looking for a great date night, Harrick Connick Jr. is coming to the Orpheum Theatre on 4/5/2007. I just checked Ticketmaster and there are only a few nose-bleed seats available for approximately $90. Through various online ticket brokers, I found great seats ranging from $175 all the way up to $400. The Historic Orpheum Theatre is a great venue for this type of show and I am sure that Harry Connick Jr. and his Big Band won't disappoint. You should check out this show if you have the opportunity.

Thursday, February 15, 2007


It is hard to believe but the Minnesota Vikings sent out their Vikings season ticket renewal forms this week. This year is the first time in many years that the Vikings haven't drastically raised the season ticket prices. Some of the season ticket prices actually went down while the other seats either stayed the same or were raised $5 or less per ticket. The Minnesota Vikings home schedule includes games against the San Diego Chargers, Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears. Even though the Minnesota Vikings aren't supposed to be very good, their opponents will help sell their tickets. If you think that you are going to want to see a Minnesota Vikings game this year and you aren't particular about your seats, the Vikings have season tickets starting at just $196.10/season ticket. SKOL VIKINGS!!!

Sunday, February 11, 2007


It is hard to believe but the WCHA season is almost over. The Minnesota Golden Gophers Hockey team has a home and home series with St. Cloud State on 2/23 and 2/24 and then two home games versus Michigan Tech on 3/2 and 3/3. The following weekend, the WCHA playoffs start with a best of three series at Mariucci Arena. If the Golden Gophers Hockey team wins their series, they will play in the WCHA Final Five at the Xcel Energy Center. So by my count, if you want to see the Minnesota Golden Gophers Hockey Team in action this year, you only have about 10 more chances. Say "hi" to Goldy Gopher for me!

Saturday, February 10, 2007


Gwen Stefani tickets went on sale today for her 6/5 show at the Xcel Energy Center. The face value for the best seats was around $80/Ticket. The premium main floor seats were sold on Will Call only basis. The main floor tickets can only be picked up the day of the show at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office. I assume that this was done in an attempt to stop the brokering of her tickets. She should probably get over herself. I don't think that her floor tickets would sell for that much in the after market anyway. If you dig Gwen Stefani and want to catch her show at the Xcel Energy Center, don't plan on buying floor seats from a broker.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007


Maybe the Minnesota Vikings Ticket Office reads my blog? I wrote a few weeks ago that the Vikings had better be smart and not raise ticket prices or they would lose season ticket holders. The Vikings just announced that 2/3 of all of the seats in the Metrodome will either stay the same or actually go down in price for the 2007-2008 season. They also announced that they will be offering a season ticket in the upper rows of the end zone for $196.10 as a tribute to their 1961 inaugural season. Finally a pro franchise that understands their market and doesn't make decisions solely based on dollars and cents. Bravo Minnesota Vikings!

Monday, February 5, 2007

6 Cool Things In Music

There is a feature in the Minneapolis Star Tribune called "Pick six: A half-dozen cool things in music." The segment is one of my favorite short articles to read on Sunday mornings. It gives you a quick preview of what's hot in music right now and it's from an editorial point of view, which makes it more interesting that just your run of the mill "what's happening" story.

This week, the pick sixers of Susan Sandberg and Jon Bream talked about:
1: Carrie Underwood
3. Target TV ads
4. Paolo Nutini
5. Pink
6. Dixie Chicks
A wide array of topics for such a short article. Sandberg commented on what a surprise it was to see Carrie Underwood beef up her sweet girl image and rock out with a little Guns 'n Roses tune at Mystic Lake on New Years Eve. Sandberg also mentions the Target TV advertising campaign and how fresh it is to see it infused with great music and she comments on a local ticket broker, Ticket King, as the best place to find tickets to a concert. I have to agree with Sandberg on all accounts! Carrie Underwood is definitely becoming a super star musical talent and I watch the Ticket King web site like a hawk because they really do have the best concert and sporting event tickets for the Twin Cities!

If you want to read this weeks segment, here's the link to the story:

Sunday, February 4, 2007


My buddy who is a Chicago Bears fan called me yesterday to taunt me that he is sitting on the beach in Miami drinking a Corona and waiting to go to the Super Bowl. When the phone rang and I saw his number on my caller ID, I knew what the purposes of his phone call were. He wanted to let me know that my favorite NFL team stinks and that we are a long way away from a Super Bowl run and to tell me that it was almost 100 degrees colder in Minnesota than in Miami. Both of those facts SUCK. Not to be a baby, but WHY AM I NOT IN MIAMI WATCHING THE VIKINGS IN THE SUPER BOWL? Maybe next year or the following year or the year after that…

Saturday, February 3, 2007


There is currently a bill in committee that would make selling tickets at over face value legal in Minnesota. I am very curious to see whether this bill will become a law. The author of the bill argues that tickets should be treated like any other commodity in a free market society. The opponents worry that it will cause after market prices to go up because more people will buy tickets in order to sell them at over face value and make some buck$. I don't know which side of the fence that I am on. All I know is that it would be really weird to pay over face value at a Target Center or Xcel Energy Center event and not fell like I was in the middle of a drug deal on Lake street. Times may be changing in the Twins Cities!