Wednesday, August 02, 2006

One for The Ralph

According to the Grand Forks Herald, country music stars Billy Currington, Jason Aldean, and Trace Adkins will have a concert at the Ralph Engelstad Arena on December 2.

With the Alerus Center's upcoming Cirque du Soleil and Black Eyed Peas concerts, it's good to see The Ralph get something like this on their schedule. I'm always curious if both arenas have bid on events like this and what made one get it over the other.

Update - 8/4/2006
Speaking of the local concert scene, The Dixie Chicks just canceled their upcoming Fargodome concert. I suppose I should feel bad for the Dome. This was supposed to be their big summer concert...

22 comments:

GrandForksGuy said...

BTW, I'm no fan of country music so I'm not sure if this is a big concert or not. Anyone?

WeatherGal said...

2 bucks says one of these acts cancels.

GrandForksGuy said...

Be an optimist.

GrandForksGuy said...

I've heard that Cirque du Soleil has been selling quite well. Let's hope that's true. I'm assuming it's not set up in a full-house format, but probably a half-house.

Dave Miller said...

Even if I dispised country music (and I don't) there is no way in hell I would ever pay to see a French circus. If the tickets were free, in a suite and there was the possibility of some lovin' at the end of the evening... I would still decline.

The country line-up is a B+ line-up. I'd definately go though. Some pretty good songs between the three. Although, their should be a chick on that list. How do they expect to sell tickets to the dudes? (this is not the Ralph's fault, of course... and I wasn't trying to make that insinuation either)

Dave Miller said...

Oh... the GF Blog box looks a lot better.

GrandForksGuy said...

What's wrong with a "French circus"?

GrandForksGuy said...

About the box - that's good, Dave. I just wish I could change the title to something other than red...

GraemeAnfinson said...

we got Bob Dylan coming to Fargo again, so take that!

(only kidding)

CottonwoodBeach said...

Weathergal, are you telling me you're willing to bet the annual profit of the Alerus Center on an act canceling at the Ralph?

Anonymous said...

Unless you've seen Cirque...well, you haven't seen Cirque. They're the most extraordinary athletes I've ever seen. Not to mention the lights, costumes and music they perform around.

Sounds like French bashing to me. Freedom Fries. Git er done!

Anonymous said...

By the way, the performers hail from all over the world, but they're based in CANADA.

Coffee Guy said...

"Freedom Fries. Git er done!"

HAHAHA! Mission Accomplished, indeed.

Anonymous said...

ohyeah! Le Cirque! Who's gonna have free tickets to win so us poverty stricken folk can get a chance to go? This act (though they have many "acts" has been on tv numerous times, and aside from the lights, the costumes, etc., they are stupendous acrobats, gymnasts, daredevils, dancers...all choreographed and fast--very fast moving. Beautiful, breathtaking, exciting. They draw big wherever they go is what I hear.

GrandForksGuy said...

I'm sick of French bashing. Making fun of France seems to have become an "All-American" hobby in George Bush's America.

And good point, anonymous, this isn't a French circus...it is a Canadian circus.

Conservative Yahoo said...

Picking on France is just so easy, though.

They're like the person that wants wants to blend into
the background but knocks over the lamp and everyone
turns to stare.

and I have some French among the heintz 57 in my background :-)

Dave Miller said...

Okay... if I wanted to go see a Canadian circus, I'd simply go spend 30 minutes in the Columbia Mall.

Anonymous said...

Why does The Ralph do so few events besides hockey?

Zaya said...

The Ralph usually has a decent concert once a year... They had Toby Keith in February. I'd imagine during the school year though there are few weekends when they don't already have something big going on to get something scheduled. Toby Keith was in a rare week with nothing else scheduled. How often does the Alerus Center have the problem of trying to find an unscheduled weekend?

Zaya said...

Actually in all fairness the Alerus Center is usually fairly busy during the school year as well.

Anonymous said...

You just used The Alerus and busy in the same sentence.

That's not something you see everyday.

Zaya said...

Ok, I looked at their schedule for last year after I made my initial comment. Maybe busy was the wrong word, but they had something scheduled every weekend, even if it wasn't something requiring a large venue.