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17 Responses to “pantages theatre, minneapolis”

  1. Purely Him says:

    The opening act was interesting. just a guy singing in falsetto with an acoustic guitar. I would not run out and buy his album but it was interesting none the less.

    When the show started it was absolutely fantastic. I actually felt shorted with the screen in the background. I wanted to see the all of the stage setup. it wasn’t until a few songs into the concert that the screen dropped to reveal the whole of the stage. I actually felt ashamed because the show was as it was supposed to be. I loved the elemental themes and the minimalistic themes that were used through out the whole show. The production company that did all of the animation, set design and live action footage did such an amazing job. It really helped to tell the story that the group was trying to convey. The concert was very enjoyable. It was so beautiful and colorful. My wife and I had an amazing time. I hope that there will be a DVD/BD coming out because to only see this one time is just not enough!

    Thank you Jonsi and Co. for such a brilliant show.

  2. Matthew says:

    Emotional performance, exceptional production, exhilarating experience.

    The sonic qualities of the album came across beautifully in concert; the band played with passion and precision. The dynamic songs were enhanced by brilliant stage/set design and motion graphics… the most spectacular visual elements I’ve seen in a rock concert setting. Jonsi and crew have set the bar pretty damn high for nationally touring bands!

    As a musician and so-called designer, I was thoroughly impressed. “Go Do” brought my wife to tears. The entire audience was captivated. I don’t expect to see another show of this quality any time soon… though I’m tempted to hit MKE for Monday night’s Jonsi show!!

    If you have the chance to go… YOU MUST SEE THIS SHOW!!!

    PS – Death Vessel was the perfect choice for an opening act, though I don’t expect he’ll be opening shows for long. A great evening of music.


  3. Rusdon says:

    Ditto, as to the first comment. Drumming was astonishingly good, it should also be said.

  4. Shawn says:

    went by myself expecting the best and got better. most amazing show I have ever seen.

  5. Ryan says:

    As I left, I could not help repeating the phrase “wow… that was so good” over and over. Amazing show.

  6. Clay says:

    There doesn’t seem to be one way to describe the entire experience that is the live Jonsi concert. The show was mesmerizing and drew the audience in further and further as the night flew by, with gasps of delight now and then coming from different parts in the audience. Jonsi, his band, and the whole team behind that concert have a truly revolutionary vision. Their interpretation of music and light as art is not just presented, but absolutely let loose upon those lucky enough to be caught in front of it. I think one reason this concert blew so many people away is that you feel like you are having your own experience with beauty, art, and nature just by watching the show. It makes it very hard to describe to those who haven’t seen it. I don’t even know how to refer to it. “Experience” seems more fitting than “concert” or “show”. I definitely feel with this common idea that “the bar has been raised” by this tour. The whole thing was beyond anything I’ve seen before and I wish I could thank these musicians for what they have done for music.

  7. rachael says:

    I went to this show expecting to have a good time but left completely blown away. You’re right, this was an experience- a wonderfully beautiful transcendent experience. My friend and I were in tears more than once, it was just breathtaking. The animation and projections took the show to a whole other level above “concert”. I’ve been to a lot of shows over the years and this was far and away the best I’ve ever been to. Absolutely amazing, I just don’t have words.

  8. Andrew says:

    Absolutely mind-blowing and very emotional concert. Several times I was brought to tears as I took in the gentle and at time, piercing cries of Jonsi. There was even more instrumental music played during the concert than I might have expected given the absolute perfection in production the preceding record has offered, but as others have said, the arrangements, mixing, and sound quality of this performance sets the bar VERY high for other live performers…probably ever. It was engaging, exciting, and the staging, lighting, and video were perfectly executed. I have nothing but the best things to say about this performance and anyone would enjoy it’s richness. Go see it! Go do!

  9. Skala says:

    Thank You for two nights in Minneapolis! After Saturday night’s performance I could not stay home on Sunday night knowing that they were going to play again. Seeing this concert once is breathtaking and words should never be able to describe such emotion. Seeing it again with full knowledge of what to expect is quite another experience equally worth the pursuit.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Thank you! Sunday night was an absolutely breathtaking experience. It was emotionally charged and brilliantly imaginative. towards the end, they came out and did the encore of Animal Arithmetic, which i thought was the last piece for the night. it was wonderful, but i was wishing for more, and then they did the final piece of the night, Grow Till Tall. this was one of the most emotionally charged moments i have ever experienced in live music, and when it was over, i wanted no more. i was complete, it was the absolute perfect ending to an experience i will never forget.
    Takk Jonsi!

  11. nikki says:

    BEST CONCERT I HAVE EVER SEEN OR HEARD IN MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!! everyone in the world needs to experience this.

  12. Mikey says:

    this show was outstanding. My girlfriend told me this was the best valentine’s day present she could ever have gotten

  13. Molly says:

    The most amazing experience I have ever had.
    It brought my love for Jonsi to a whole new level that I didn’t think was even possible.
    The only way to describe the emotion that I felt throughout the entire concert is comparable to that feeling you get when you are about to cry so hard that it is gut wrenching- but in the most beautiful good way possible.
    Thank you so much.

  14. Sarah Julson says:

    When I went to see Jónsi, I half-expected what I was going to experience. All I knew was that I would probably cry and that the entirety of the production was most likely something I wanted to do with my life someday.

    I had no idea.

    I can’t imagine sitting anywhere but in the front row. The music engulfed me and ran through my veins like an electric current of vibrant creativity. The lingering of the bass shook my insides and took me to a place of unreality. As I sat watching the imagery interact with the set and react to the music, my jaw dropped, and I literally found myself laughing out of pure awe and enjoyment.

    While watching these five performers, all these memories of my own music-making days flooded through my head. You would watch them, smiling and using their instruments as extensions of their own breath life. They were everything music should be: making something bigger than any one of them could have made by themselves.

    The thing that struck me the most was that I didn’t feel sad about it. Normally at a concert like this, a sense of jealousy would rage over me, and a dissatisfaction of my own choices to disregard music for art would tear me apart. But this performance showed me that the two really can collide into one massive orb of fantastical artistry. It inspired me, motivated me, and healed me.

  15. Alex & Allie says:

    we went to the concert on a spur-of-the-moment decision, and even though we both had class the next morning, but after about 30 seconds, we had both forgotten that anything other than jónsi and his music existed. it’s pretty safe to say that we both sat with ridiculous grins on our faces, and even though the last song got super loud and intense, we realized that if our ear drums had blown out it would have been well worth it. all we could say afterwards was ‘wow. that was seriously amazing.’ we’re also planning on going to his shows this summer in italy and finland as we’ll be in europe then. jónsi’s music is really indescribably beautiful, and to say that we’ve been listening to Go non-stop would be an understatement.

    the concert was easily and truly the best concert either of us has either seen. well done, jónsi and band, and thank you. also, death vessel was surprisingly enjoyable.

  16. Phil says:

    I was expecting a good show and got soooo much more! Thank you jonsi for all you do! Hands down the best show i’ve been too and am thinking about skipping class to road trip down to chicago on November 3rd! Everyone needs to experience this please keep on touring/writing/recording and come back to Minneapolis!!

  17. Stephanie says:

    There are seriously no words to describe what I felt during this show. I would do just about anything to see it live again. There were old ladies sitting next to me that had no idea who was even playing and they were in tears by the end of the show. The entire thing took my breath away. PLEASE COME BACK TO MINNEAPOLIS!! I want to take everyone I know to this show so they can finally understand what I have been incessantly talking about since April. The rest of the tour is going to be just as amazing so anyone that has the chance please go! you wont regret it!

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