Rod Stewart and Little River Band @ Treasure Island Amphitheater 8/24/19
I would like to start by mentioning how much I love Treasure Island Casino shows. They have the seating well organized and a very nice stage that is high enough so everyone can see. This along with great lighting, sound and huge video screens, really makes it a great experience. Especially in Minnesota there is such a short window for outdoor shows, we are lucky to have a great venue that is permanent and not a make shift field.
The opener that night was Little River Band. The lead singer is gone which gave me great hesitation but the ended up being great. Its hard to go wrong with a band that can play hit after hit nonstop. If you like their music, you wont be disappointed. The harmonies, lead vocals and musicianship were spot on. Don’t expect much visually but the music was great.
I had seen Rod Stewart the last time he was in the Twin Cities with Cyndi Lauper. It was a really good show but this one was even better. I am not sure why. Perhaps it was because he just had a month off and this was the first show back. His band is truly amazing, the sound was so full on every song. He has always been a class act and that has not changed. It was really cool to see all of the guys dressed in the same suits and all of the gals in the same dresses. That may sound corny but it added so much visually. They all looked like they were having so much fun. As a fan, that means a lot to me.
The set list was filled with hits as you would expect. However the did change it up from the last time I saw him. He added “Tonight I’m Yours” and “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” back in the set. He opened with one of my personal favorites “Infatuation” and continued with “Some Guys Have All The Luck”. He did reach back to the early 1970’s with “Maggie May” and “I’d Rather Go Blind”.
It was a great set from a great artist, Rod Stewart never disappoints. I encourage you to get out there and see him when you can.
Review and photos by Tommy Sommers