Next week, I am going to see Vince Gill in concert. The last concert I went to was Prince in the summer of '04. That was at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Vince's show will be at the O'Shaughnessy in St. Paul. Yeah, I hadn't heard of the place, either. Here are some of the details regarding the show:
To showcase the new songs on his tour—while still covering his most-requested standards—Gill and his musical director have designed a four-segment performance with a shifting cast of nearly 20 musicians and background singers. Gill will begin each segment with selections from his hits and then introduce, in turn, new material from the four CDs that make up the album. The show will run for approximately three and a half hours, including an intermission. In spite of the size and length of the show, Gill has insisted on keeping the ticket prices affordable. “Vince wants this to be a show that couples and families can enjoy,” says his manager. On the three-tier pricing system in place throughout the tour, tickets will top out at around $50. “It’s been like casting a movie,” Gill says of putting his musicians together. “All these guys are endlessly talented.”
His new 4-disc set, which I'm looking forward to purchasing this afternoon, is currently ranked number 2 on Amazon's music chart.
This will be the 4th time I've seen him in concert (1993 in Rochester with my mommy, 1995 in LaCrosse with my 1st girlfriend, and 1998, for his Christmas show, in Minneapolis).