Trilogy Tribute Tour – The Cabooze, Minneapolis, MN – 2/8/2020
Review and photos by Kate Klaus
Trilogy is a 3 band tribute show, with an exceptionally authentic reproduction of The Doors, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd. On Saturday, February 8th, the Cabooze in downtown Minneapolis hosted this mind-blowing show for a packed house of excited fans.
Starting the evening was The Doors tribute, whose lead singer flawlessly emulated the stage presence of Jim Morrison. In his classic leather pants and white shirt, his edgy presence was complemented by his dark and dramatic vocals. Accompanied by a host of talented musicians, classic Doors hits such as “Hello, I Love You”, “Love Her Madly”, and “Riders on a Storm” were backdropped by psychedelic art flashing behind the music, gifting the audience with a show that engaged all the senses. They closed their set with a haunting rendition of the Jefferson Airplane classic “White Rabbit”, with Grace Slick’s beautiful vocals effortlessly replicated.
Next up was the Led Zeppelin tribute, who fired up the crowd with classics, led by remarkable Robert Plant and Jimmy Page portrayals. With a characteristic Jimmy Page double neck guitar, their execution of “Stairway to Heaven” was both beautiful and impeccable. The visuals on stage continued as a vibrant backdrop to the music, and the re-creation of the Led Zeppelin magic was sharpened with dynamic guitar solos by their Jimmy Page (who also performed with both other bands), complete with the dragon suit.
For the finale, the Pink Floyd tribute band took to the stage. The same gifted artist that brought Jim Morrison to life in the first set returned to the stage with a juxtaposition of charisma and peculiarity that was an extraordinarily complete representation of Roger Waters. Complemented with a captivating high-quality laser show, an expressive saxophonist, and soulful female backing vocals, they brought all of the visuals and sounds of Pink Floyd to the highest levels, wrapping up the perfect 70s trifecta.