Weezer and G-Eazy Added to 2016 Grandstand Concert Series
ST. PAUL, MINN. (06/08/2016)(readMedia)-- Two additional evenings of entertainment are confirmed for the 2016 Minnesota State Fair Grandstand Concert Series sponsored by Sleep Number. Show details are as follows:
The Current's Music On-A-Stick featuring WEEZER with special guests to be announced
7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3
Tickets: $45 and $35 (all reserved seating)
On sale: 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 15
G-Eazy with special guest to be announced
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30
Tickets: $41 (general admission, plaza-level standing room, no chairs) and $33 (reserved seating, mainstand)
On sale: noon Wednesday, June 15
Tickets will be available through Etix at etix.com or by calling (800) 514-3849. In addition, tickets may be purchased at the State Fairgrounds Ticket Office. See mnstatefair.org for specific ticket office hours. For additional State Fair ticket information, call (651) 288-4427.
The following 2016 Grandstand shows have already been announced: Don Henley (Thursday, Aug. 25); Charlie Wilson with special guest Fantasia (Friday, Aug. 26); Dixie Chicks with special guests Vintage Trouble and Smooth Hound Smith (Saturday, Aug. 27, and Sunday, Aug. 28, no tickets currently available); Happy Together Tour 2016 featuring The Turtles with Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night), Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, Mark Lindsay (former lead singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders), The Cowsills and The Spencer Davis Group (Monday, Aug. 29); Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas with special guest Mike Posner (Wednesday, Aug. 31); The Minnesota Show with Garrison Keillor (Friday, Sept. 2); Minnesota State Fair Amateur Talent Contest Finals (Sunday, Sept. 4) and Bonnie Raitt with special guest The Richard Thompson Trio (Monday, Sept. 5). Visit etix.com to purchase tickets.
The final Grandstand act in the 2016 Concert Series sponsored by Sleep Number will be announced soon. State Fair fans and music enthusiasts are encouraged to sign up for the State Fair's e-news at mnstatefair.org to receive concert announcements before tickets go on sale.
Weezer, an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, is made up 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. Their catalog includes such megahits as "Buddy Holly," "Undone (The Sweater Song)," "Say It Ain't So," "El Scorcho," "Island In The Sun," "Beverly Hills" and "Pork and Beans." Throughout its career, the group has been nominated for Grammys, MTV Video Music Awards and more. In 2016, Weezer released its 10th studio album, Weezer (White Album), to widespread acclaim. Featuring the singles "King of the World" and "Thank God For Girls," the album debuted at No. 1 on the Top Rock and Alternative charts, No. 2 on the Top Current Album chart, and No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200, with more than 10 million album streams in the first week alone.
Rapper, songwriter and record producer G-Eazy, who hails from Oakland, Calif., released his major-label debut album These Things Happen in 2014. The album peaked at No. 3 on the U.S. Billboard 200. The 27-year-old has had the opportunity to open for well-known artists such as Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg. His sophomore album When It's Dark Out features the hits "Me, Myself & I," "Calm Down," "Drifting" featuring Chris Brown and Tory Lanez and "One Of Them" featuring Big Sean. With more than 800 million views on YouTube, G-Eazy is a rising star in today's hit music scene. 2016 marked the start of his second world tour, which brings him across the U.S., Europe and Australia.
About the Minnesota State Fair:
The Minnesota State Fair is one of the largest and best-attended expositions in the world, attracting nearly 1.8 million visitors annually. Showcasing Minnesota's finest agriculture, art and industry, the Great Minnesota Get-Together is always 12 Days of Fun Ending Labor Day. Visit mnstatefair.org for more information. The 2016 Minnesota State Fair runs Aug. 25 - Labor Day, Sept. 5.