Fresh off their much-buzzed about performances at Coachella (the second of which featured Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong), The Replacements announced today their long-anticipated homecoming show at St. Paul’s Midway Stadium on Saturday, September 13, 2014. While the band has recently been performing at a few select festivals across the nation, their show at Midway Stadium – home of the St. Paul Saints baseball team – is the band’s first full headlining show since their legendary free concert in Chicago’s Grant Park on July 4, 1991, which attracted tens of thousands of fans. The St. Paul show will also feature some very special guests, to be announced soon.
All tickets are general admission and will be available beginning Saturday, May 3 at 10 a.m. CST at etix.com for $50 plus ticketing fees. Fans can also buy tickets at the Midway Stadium box office and The Depot Tavern at First Avenue. A four ticket limit will be strictly enforced. Fans are encouraged to visit the band’s Facebook page starting Monday to access a special presale password. General event information is available here jamusa.com/thereplacements.
Formed in Minneapolis in 1979, The Replacements are widely considered to be one of the most important and influential bands of our time. Just as they had their own well-documented influences, many of today’s best young bands have voiced the strong mark The Replacements have made on their respective music. The band – consisting of founding members Paul Westerberg (lead vocals & guitar) and Tommy Stinson (bassist) — reformed in 2012 to record a benefit EP for stroke-addled former guitarist Slim Dunlap. That started the wheels turning on what eventually led to various select live festival performances with new additions David Minehan (guitar) and Josh Freese (drums), culminating now in what is certain to be one of the highlights of the summer music season—their Homecoming Concert at St Paul’s Midway Stadium.
The concert will be presented By Jam Productions, Madison House Presents, and First Avenue.