Say it ain’t so? More like FINALLY!
Weezer, which sold out a Boise arena concert in 2001, will make a long-awaited return to Idaho in 2019.
The group is bringing friends, too — fellow alternative-rock favorites The Pixies.
The Weezer-Pixies tour will make a stop Friday, April 5, at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa. Tickets go on sale next week — at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19 — for $25 to $125 at ICTickets. All seats are reserved.
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Known for ’90s hits such as “Buddy Holly” and “Say It Ain’t So,” Weezer enjoyed a resurgence in popularity this summer. The band’s roaring cover of Toto’s 1982 single, “Africa,” went to No. 1 on the Billboard Alternative Songs in August. Boise fans last saw Weezer in 2001, when the group sold out the 5,000-capacity Bank of America Centre, now called CenturyLink Arena. (Amazingly, Weezer had played a hastily booked show in Downtown Boise the summer before at Sixth & Main at Joe’s — now China Blue dance club. Tickets were $15!)
An influential group formed in 1986, The Pixies have been to the Treasure Valley a couple of times in the 2000s. The first was a hyped, sold-out reunion tour show in 2005 at the Knitting Factory. (Tickets sold for over $200 on eBay.) The group returned in 2014 for a concert at the Revolution Center in Garden City.