Def Leppard looking for another Sold Out Utah show

WEST VALLEY CITY — Def Leppard is making an abbreviated lap around America this summer, playing cities that have been left off the tour itinerary for awhile. But they’re also making a few stops at some of their traditionally strongest markets…and that includes Utah. “I actually like coming to Salt Lake City. We’ve started tours there. We’ve been there for a few days and we hang out. So … Continue reading»

Nicks, Hynde, Combine for Rockin’, Entertaining Evening

SALT LAKE CITY — She is rock royalty. She has written some of rock’s most iconic songs over the past four decades. And Utah can claim her as one of our own. “It’s so good to be back,” Stevie Nicks told a near capacity Vivint Smart Home Arena on Saturday night. And while both Nicks and Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders (who opened the show) are now in … Continue reading»

Summer 2017 at USANA

If you are done with the snow this winter, the good news is United Concerts already has more than a half dozen shows lined up for the 2017 season at USANA Amphitheatre. Something to look forward to get over the winter blahs! June 7 Dead and Company Grateful Dead alum Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir go on a cross-country tour this summer, playing some big venues … Continue reading»

Stevie Nicks’ Solo Tour

One would think that after touring for nearly two years straight with Fleetwood Mac – one of the highest grossing tours of 2014 AND 2015 – 68-year-old Stevie Nicks would deservedly want to take some much earned time off. Instead, Nicks launched right into her solo 24 Karat Gold Tour along with Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders, AND THEN added more legs to the tour. Lucky for Utah, … Continue reading»

Lionel, Mariah Team Up For Big Tour

Two huge names in the music world are teaming up for a tour in 2017. Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey, both recently completing Vegas residencies, are taking their multi-platinum records, Grammys and all the other accolades they’ve received over the years, on the road for the All The Hits Tour. As a member of The Commodores and as a solo act, Richie has sold more than 100 million … Continue reading»

Def Leppard’s amazing night at USANA – concert review

WEST VALLEY CITY — Several times on Friday night, Joe Elliot paused to look over the vast sea of fans who came to rock out with Def Leppard on the last Friday night of the summer. It was the 5th consecutive sold out show for the hard rock legends at the USANA Amphitheatre. But of all the five, this one seemed to be the most special. The band … Continue reading»

Tesla – Band apprecieates longevity more than fame

SALT LAKE CITY — They didn’t become household names like some of the other bands from their era, ala Def Leppard or Bon Jovi. But consider that the Sacramento-based quintet Tesla have been around now for 30 years (minus a short 4-year hiatus). They still have four of their five original members. The “new guy,” Dave Rude, has been with the band ten years. The band still tours … Continue reading»

SALT LAKE CITY — With more than 35 years of rocking stadiums and amphitheaters and selling more than 100 million albums worldwide, Def Leppard could easily put the rest of their storied career on cruise-control and ride off into the sunset without ever making another album. Instead, the iconic quintet released a 14-song self-titled album in 2015, and it’s the best thing they’ve done in a long time … Continue reading»

Rock 3 For All delivers Hall of Fame quality show

Three Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame acts. Three Hall of Fame voices (four if you count each Wilson sister separately). One entertaining evening of some of classic rock’s greatest hits. Monday night at the USANA Amphitheatre, three of biggest names of rock-n-roll in the ’70s and ’80s – Cheap Trick, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Heart – took the stage as part of their Rock And Roll Three For … Continue reading»

SALT LAKE CITY — It’s been a great year for iconic rockers Cheap Trick. After more than 40 years of writing and recording music, including some of rock’s biggest anthems in “I Want You to Want Me,” “Surrender” and “Dream Police,” the pride of Rockford, Ill. was inducted into the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame in April. They also released a new album (their 17th studio album!) and have … Continue reading»