KQRS and Live Nation present Cheap Trick – Def Leppard – Journey

One of the biggest tours of the summer hit Target Field in Minneapolis on Friday night, and I can’t think of a better way to spend a summer night then seeing these three days.

They are some of the biggest names in rock n roll. You don’t really need to say more.

All bands brought their A game to show, playing a greatest hits set for each band.

Cheap Trick has a new single out Summer Looks Good On You, which they threw into their set. Even Robin’s kid was on second guitar.

Robin is super human with his voice. Him and the band sounded better then ever. They only got 45 minutes but they killed it.

Setlist – Hello There – You Got It Going On – California Man – If You Want My Love – Never Had A Lot To Lose – The Summer Looks Good On You – The Flame – I Want You To Want Me – Dream Police – Surrender – Goodnight Now

Def Leppard stole the show. With their energy and songs they ripped up the evening. In my opinion they should have closed the show.

The stage was was nice change from the last few tours, the stage was the same. This one had a huge moving top video screen on the bottom with Minneapolis on it then went to the top for the rest of the show. The screens were huge so everyone could see. They even threw in an acoustic set in the middle of the show.

They said as long as we keep showing up they will continue to make music and tour. Looking forward to more music and the next show.

Oh yeah, they have their Pale Ale on sale and it’s really good. Spendy but good.

Setlist – Rocket – Animal – Foolin’ When Love and Hate Collide – Let’s Get Rocked – Armageddon it – Rock On – Two Steps Behind – Man Enough – Love Bites – Bringin’ on the Heartbreak – Switch 625 – Hysteria – Pour Some Sugar on Me – Rock of Ages – Photograph

Journey closed out the show and did the next soundtrack to your life set. Everyone knows and loves these guys. Played on all classic rock stations and stadiums all over the world. Tonight night they had to follow two of my favorites, and they did a great job. I remember they sold out 7 nights at the Met Center back in the eighties. I understand now why they did. I was justa youngin then. If you have not seen any of these bands do you self a favor and get out and support your classic rock.

Setlist – Separate Ways – Only the Young – Escape – Stone in Love – Be Good to Yourself – Lights – Lovin, Touchin, Squeezin – Who’s Crying Now – Open Arms – Anyway You Want It – Liberty – Wheel in the Sky – Faithfully – Don’t Stop Believin’

Review and photo by Kyle Hansen