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Skyline Music Festival featuring the LP Tour coming to Target Field

The Minnesota Twins and 96.3 K-TWIN today announced plans for the Skyline Music Festival featuring The LP Tour at Target Field on Friday, July 26. The lineup will include four great bands including two of Minnesota’s homegrown favorites: Soul Asylum and Gear Daddies.

This first-ever concert configuration of Target Field will allow fans intimate views of the performances, as well as stunning views of the Minneapolis skyline. The stage will be set up in foul territory near 3rd base with seating limited to seating sections along the 3rd base side of the ballpark.

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“A chance to enjoy Minnesota’s amazing hometown sounds under the summer sky in the middle of downtown Minneapolis is not to be missed,” said Sam Elliot Gagliardi, Senior Vice President of Northern Lights Broadcasting and General Manager of 96.3 K-TWIN. “Target Field will be alive with sound, and you want to be able to say you were there in the summer of 2013, live and in person!”

Tickets for the Skyline Music Festival featuring The LP Tour at Target Field go on sale to the general public on Thursday, May 30 at 10 a.m. and will be available at www.twinsbaseball.com or by calling 612-33-TWINS (612-338-9467) or 800-33-TWINS (800-338-9467).

On Friday, July 26, the Target Field gates will open at 4 p.m., with bands filling the night with sound until 10:30 p.m. During the concert, each band on “The LP Tour” will play their most celebrated album live from front to back.

The lineup includes:

Soul Asylum performing Grave Dancers Union

Cited as one of the most influential bands of the 90s, Minnesota-native Soul Asylum’s “Grave Dancers Union” sold more than three million albums. After spending 76 weeks on the Billboard charts, the album was certified triple platinum. The album features hits like “Somebody to Shove,” “Black Gold,” and “Runaway Train,” which was awarded a Grammy in 1993 for Best Rock Song. Fans of the band will relish the chance to hear the album in its entirety live at Target Field

Big Head Todd and the Monsters performing Sister Sweetly

From a band with a quirky name and a fabulously original sound, this breakthrough album went platinum, spending more than a year on the Billboard Top 200. The album launched with three hit singles “Bittersweet,” “Broken Hearted Savior” and “Circle,” all of which reached Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart.

Matthew Sweet performing Girlfriend

Matthew Sweet’s third album, “Girlfriend,” has been called the “best power pop album of the 1990s” (A.V. Club). The album hit #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and went gold in the U.S. on the strength of its two singles “Divine Intervention” and “Girlfriend.”

Special Guest Gear Daddies performing various songs

Originally from Austin, Minn., Gear Daddies released three popular albums, becoming an important part of the Twin Cities music scene. “Boys Will be Boys” and “Zamboni” are classic tunes that helped put Minnesota on the music map in the 1990s.

“We’re excited to host this first-ever music festival at Target Field,” said Dave St. Peter, Twins President. “We’ve always believed that Target Field can be an ideal venue for many different kinds of events and the Skyline Music Festival will be another great way to use this valuable community asset.”

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