Weezer performs on the state fair stage Sunday, Sept. 1. COURTESY PHOTO

Weezer performs on the state fair stage Sunday, Sept. 1. COURTESY PHOTO

Rock artists Weezer to play at the State Fair on Sept. 1

Pre-sale tickets available this week

  • Monday, March 11, 2019 10:52pm
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The Washington State Fair welcomes rock artists Weezer on Sunday, Sept. 1, part of the Columbia Bank Concert Series.

Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead guitar), Patrick Wilson (drums), Brian Bell (rhythm guitar, backing vocals, keyboards) and Scott Shriner (bass, backing vocals).

Weezer has sold 9.2 million albums in the U.S., and more than 17 million records worldwide. Its catalogue has included such megahits as “Buddy Holly,” “Undone (The Sweater Song),” “Say It Ain’t So,” “El Scorcho,” “Hash Pipe,” “Island In The Sun,” “Beverly Hills,” “Pork and Beans,” and more. Weezer has won Grammys, MTV Video Music Awards and more throughout their career.

In 2016, Weezer released their tenth studio album, Weezer (The White Album), a self-proclaimed beach album that debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock/Alternative chart, and top 5 on the Billboard 200 chart. The band then embarked on a massive, two-month summer tour playing to half a million people across the U.S. Its 11th album, Pacific Daydream, was released in October 2017. The album’s first single, “Feels Like Summer,” has topped the Alternative chart, and is the band’s biggest song in a decade.

The band’s most recent album (Black Album), was released earlier this month.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 13. Visit thefair.com/subscribe and join the free E-Club for access to the best seats and ticket offers. E-Club members get the opportunity to buy tickets to all shows in the Columbia Bank Concert Series lineup before the general public.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16. Prices are below and include fair gate admission. Tickets will be available on the fair website, or by phone at 1-888-559-FAIR (3247) daily, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the fair’s box office, 9th Avenue Southwest and Meridian Street (see website for hours). Online and phone purchases are subject to standard processing fees. Tickets purchased on site will be charged a $3.50 per ticket service fee.

The shows that have been announced are:

DATE, PERFORMANCE, TIME, PRICES (including fair gate admission)

Aug. 31 – Keith Urban with Russell Dickerson (country) 7:30 p.m., $125, $110, $100

Sept. 1 – Weezer (rock) 7:30 p.m. $80, $70, $60

Sept. 2 – The Beach Boys (pop) 6 p.m., $55, $45, $30

Sept. 5 – Wrangler Pro Rodeo Tour Playoffs with Aaron Watson (country) 6:30 p.m., $40, $30, or $40 for concert only (dirt general admission)

Sept. 6 – Wrangler Pro Rodeo Tour Playoffs with Eli Young Band (country) 6:30 p.m. $40, $30, or $40 for concert only (dirt GA)

Sept. 7 – Wrangler Pro Rodeo Tour Playoffs, matinee, 1 p.m., $35, $25, $15 or $66 for family of four through Sept. 4

Sept. 7 – Wrangler Pro Rodeo Tour Playoffs with The Cadillac Three (country) 6:30 p.m., $40, $30, or $40 for concert only (dirt GA)

Sept. 8 – Wrangler Pro Rodeo Tour Playoffs, Puyallup finals, 1 p.m., $40, $30

Sept. 11 – John Crist (comedy) 7:30 p.m., $45, $40, $25

Sept. 18 – Foreigner with Night Ranger (classic rock) 7:30 p.m. $65, $55, $45

Sept. 19 – Old Dominion with Brandon Lay (country) 7:30 p.m., $75, $65, $50

Sept. 21 – Charlie Wilson (R&B) 7:30 p.m., $65, $55, $40

Sept. 22 – Brad Paisley with Riley Green (country) 7:30 p.m., $99, $85, $75, $65

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