It’s almost become a Minnesota end of the Year tradition that our neighbors to the East send the BoDeans our way for a concert. Some say it is good will gesture to make up for living with the Vikings, some say it is an elaborate ruse to smuggle fireworks into the Twin Cities. All we know is that the BoDeans will be at the Pantages Theatre on 12/30 to continue the tradition. Some tickets are still available HERE
Getting their start exotic Waukesha, WI back in 1983 The BoDeans are still going strong and are working on a new album “Lucky Man” for 2017 which will be their 13th. So there may be some new songs on the set list for tomorrow. Long known as one of the best live acts in the business, BoDeans continue to tour year round and deliver amazing, high energy performances. Chart topping songs like “Fadeaway,” “Only Love” and “Dreams” won them Rolling Stone‘s readers poll for Best New American Band in 1987, and they were part of a small contingent of bands that inspired a new radio format known as Adult Alternative, Album Rock-Triple A. Their reputation for delivering a dynamic live show garnered support slots with U2/Joshua Tree Tour, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, George Thorogood, The Pretenders, David Bowie, and appearances at Farm Aid, Summerfest and ACL, among others. They’ve been featured on SNL, Letterman, Today, Imus, CNN, ESPN and many more. In the nearly 30 years that followed, the band released several albums which embody multiple songs played heavily at radio, in TV shows, and movies, and defined a sound that a generation embraced-songs like “Good Things,” “You Don’t Get Much,” “Idaho,” “If It Makes You,” “Closer to Free,” and, “All the World,” which was recently featured on CMT. BoDeans now reside in a small group of bands that have managed to survive the ups and downs of the industry, remaining true to their sound and their style, for nearly 30 years.