(Update: Uh, as my man Dave Jasper points out in the comments, this show is on May 27. Don’t know how we neglected that important little fact, but there you go.)
Word just came in from the Les Schwab Amphitheater: The first show of the venue’s 2011 concert season will feature Death Cab for Cutie as a headliner, with Bright Eyes and the duo of Jenny and Johnny as openers.
A special “locals’ deal” ticket pre-sale will happen this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at The Ticket Mill in the Old Mill District, where 300 tickets will be sold for $35 plus a flat $3 service fee. You must pay cash to get the locals’ deal.
Tickets will also go on sale Friday for $35 plus fees (not sure how much, but more than $3) at the amphitheater’s website at www.bendconcerts.com. Those tickets will be available through Feb. 24, and tickets will go on sale to the general public though Ticketfly on Feb. 25.
Both Death Cab for Cutie and Bright Eyes are darlings of the indie-rock set, though at different levels: Death Cab are mega-stars now on a major label and appearing on “Twilight” soundtracks, whereas Bright Eyes principal Conor Oberst ditched the moniker in 2007 (just after his highest charting album ever) and started playing with the Mystic Valley Band. (A new Bright Eyes album, “The People’s Key,” comes out tomorrow.)
Both artists played Bend in 2008, Death Cab at Les Schwab Amphitheater and Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band at the Domino Room.
Jenny and Johnny is Jenny Lewis (of Rilo Kiley and solo fame) and Johnathan Rice, a Scottish singer-songwriter. I know little about them, except that my friend Dave says they’re great.
Of course, you can expect to read more about all these artists on Frequency and in GO! Magazine in the coming months.