Bon Jovi played to a near capacity crowd at Xcel Energy Center on Monday night in a full blaze of glory. As the lights dropped, New Jersey rockers hit the stage ground running with ‘This House Is Not For Sale’ and immediately followed on with the song ‘Knockout’. The Grammy winners, whose hits include “Blaze of Glory,” “Runaway” and “You Give Love a Bad Name,” are touring in support of their latest album, ‘This House Is Not For Sale’. Judging from the huge, continuous roar from the crowd, Bon Jovi’s popularity is still going strong.Opening the show, Minneapolis-based Step Rockets delivered an outstanding set. Step Rockets won a recent competition conducted by Bon Jovi to put a local band in the opening slot for each venue along the tour. Step Rockets songs seem to have many influences, often rock with some synthesizers and electronic sounds. The band’s song, “Kisser,” recently went viral, getting played millions of times online. Step Rockets has traveled around the country, playing venues and festivals. This certain showed through during their set.
After kicking off the year with a North American tour that saw them playing to more than 200,000 frenzied fans, Disturbed, the two-time Grammy nominated quartet, will begin the second leg of their Evolution Tour […]
Seeing bands grow is the best part of this job. I love seeing a no name band opening an under attended show at a venue like The 7th Street Entry and then, months later, see […]