Updated:
Original:

Fans say Drake's sold-out show in St. Paul was lit

Author:

Drake killed it at his sold-out concert in St. Paul this weekend, by all accounts.

The Canadian-born rapper hit up the Xcel Energy Center on Sunday night, the fourth stop on his "Summer Sixteen" tour. He was joined by rapper and tour-mate Future. Canadian R&B duo DVSN opened the show.

Although he took the stage about 90 minutes late – the Star Tribune says the extensive stage setup caused the delay – fans and critics seem to have nothing but good things to say about the performance.

The stage was lit with color-changing balls and a huge Jumbotron screen that blasted the word "Revenge" to kick off the night. And from there, the show just got "bigger and bigger," Star Tribune said.

"Xcel became an enrapturing art installation," Go 95.3's Chaz Kangas said in his review.

He played a lot of songs from the new album

Drake's latest album, "Views" has spent 11 weeks at the number one spot on the Billboard charts. That's the most weeks at number one for an album by a solo male artist since Billy Ray Cyrus’ "Some Gave All" hit 17 weeks in 1992, Billboard says.

The crowd of nearly 15,000 went crazy for every song on the list, the Pioneer Press said, with the setlist featuring almost all of the 20 songs from "Views" as well as plenty of the hits like "Started From The Bottom" and "Hotline Bling."

And even though St. Paul got a late start, that didn't stop Drake from giving his fans the full show – City Pages said that he went 30 minutes over his time, talking about his love for Minnesota fans and saying that he would probably be charged $20,000 for staying on stage.

You can check out more photos from the show here.

Here's some of what people are saying on social media:

https://twitter.com/Mr_Hilligoss/status/757558086450094081

https://twitter.com/BrieGolding/status/757469291847360512

https://twitter.com/CaitlinMcHugh/status/757450887375753216

https://twitter.com/ShaneH_2/status/757435512504274945

https://twitter.com/aarontoth13/status/757468243841916928

Next Up

Yia Vang - media photo - crop 2

Union Hmong Kitchen will move into Mpls. food hall

Chef Yia Vang said they're "so excited to settle in and have a home."

ISSAboveYou - Duluth North Shore - Oct 18 2021

Watch: Mille Lacs, Duluth captured in stunning video from ISS

The space station provides a vantage point 260 miles above the Earth's surface.

2048px-The_Weeknd_with_hand_in_the_air_performing_live_in_Hong_Kong_in_November_2018

Ladies and gentlemen, The Weeknd has canceled his St. Paul show

He's made changes to his 2022 tour that involves scrapping his Xcel Energy Center gig.

Pixabay - police lights, tape

Man released from custody after admitting to fatal shooting in ND

Authorities said there is no threat to the public.

rochester-water-tower

MN water tower in the running for Tank of the Year

It was the only water tank to receive more than 5,000 votes.

first snow

Any sign of snow in the forecast for Minnesota?

The stars could align for some flurries in northern Minnesota this week, but that's about it.

Flickr - 14 year old vaccine shot - Navy Medicine

Walz announces $200 reward for kids 12-17 who get COVID shots

Those ages have the lowest vaccination rates among all eligible age groups.

Screen Shot 2021-10-15 at 10.01.55 PM

Police still searching for suspect who opened fire at Plymouth movie theater

It sparked a partial evacuation of the Emagine Willow Creek theater.

Related