Weezer / Pixies
Weezer took the throne of dork-rock in 1994 with the release of their self-titled album (more widely known as ‘Blue Album’). Backed by successful music videos for the singles “Buddy Holly,” “Undone – The Sweater Song,” and “Say It Ain’t So,” the Blue Album became a quadruple-platinum success. Their second album, ‘Pinkerton’ (1996), went on to achieve cult status and critical acclaim years later. Both the Blue Album and Pinkerton are now frequently cited among the best albums of the 1990s!
2001 saw another self-titled record (recognized as ‘Green Album’) which included the hits “Hash Pipe” and “Island in the Sun.”
“Pork and Beans,” “Beverly Hills,” and many other hit singles built a bridge to present-day Weezer, who are now on the road in support of their acclaimed eleventh studio album, ‘Pacific Daydream.’ With love from the likes of the New York Times, NPR Music, Q Magazine, and more, as well as a no. 1 Alternative single in the album’s song “Feels Like Summer,” ‘Pacific Daydream’ is a brilliant addition to the band’s already much-loved discography.
Weezer has sold 9.2 million albums in the US and over 17 million worldwide.
PS– Don’t forget to checkout the band’s recent cover of TOTO’s “Africa.” It won’t disappoint!
While Pixies have been acclaimed as the most influential, pioneering band of the late 80s alt/rock movement, having blazed the trail for artists from Nirvana to Radiohead to Pearl Jam, today, a whole new generation of music fans are discovering their iconic “loudquietloud” signature sound. After five genre-defining studio albums, Pixies disbanded in 1993, and then launched their reunion tour in April 2004, playing to sell-out crowds all over the globe for seven years, a longer period of time than they were a band originally.
The Pixies surprised everyone on June 28, 2013 with the brand new song “Bagboy” (“…a vintage Pixie-ian meld of garage punk and anthemic pop choruses” – Mojo), and then regularly released new songs digitally over the course of the following 10 months. On April 29, 2014, fans could hold in their hands ‘Indie Cindy,’ Pixies’ first full album of new material in more than 20 years, and released 10 innovative music videos, racking up more than five-million views.
Pixies’ live shows are unadulterated magic – simultaneously electrifying and lo-fi with focus on the music with almost no between-song banter. On this tour, fans can expect 75-minutes of Pixies playing “anything they want,” one song right after the other, chosen from all points of their career, the classics and the new gems. This is a band that gives its concert audiences sweet memories of the past while continuing to evolve with relevancy.
The Wombats will open the show.
Reserved pavilion seats are priced at: $89.50, $69.59, $49.50, or $39.50; General admission lawn tickets are $25 each.
Prices subject to additional service fees. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Blossom Music Center box office (very limited non-show day hours and night of show, if available), all Ticketmaster outlets, or online, below: