The Shins, Beck to kick off Les Schwab Amphitheater’s concert season in May

Sunday, February 5th, 2012, 3:00 pm by Ben Salmon

Remember yesterday when I said I’d parse the Sasquatch festival lineup for clues about who might play Bend’s Les Schwab Amphitheater on Memorial Day weekend?

Well, it may be too late for that.

Today, the amphitheater announced two concerts early in its 2012 season. The details:

The Shins
with Blind Pilot and The Head and The Heart

Friday, May 25
$35 plus fees in advance, $38 day of show
Tickets on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, special online presale Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Presale password: rivershow)

Beck
with Metric

Sunday, May 27
$41 plus fees in advance, $43 day of show
Tickets on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, special online presale Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Presale password: rivershow)

Tickets will be available via www.bendconcerts.com, and The Ticket Mill in the Old Mill District will be open Friday and Saturday and will offer a locals’ deal: The first 300 tickets purchased with cash will save on service charges.

This is terrific news for the amphitheater and the summer concert season as a whole. Now the question is: Will the Schwab be able to get someone for Saturday, May 26 and, if so, who? Based on the Sasquatch lineup, the reasonable guesses include Jack White, Bon Iver, Tenacious D and perhaps Pretty Lights.

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5 Responses to “The Shins, Beck to kick off Les Schwab Amphitheater’s concert season in May”

  1. Jared says:

    The Roots must come!! The Roots or Jack White! No more boring choices like Beck and The Shins please!

  2. David Skelton says:

    Now if we could just get Jack White to Bend !!! I know… I’m dreaming…

  3. Gina says:

    I’m hoping for the Cave Singers and Trampled by Turtles!

  4. scott halvorson says:

    Pretty sure I wanna catch that Shins thing, haven’t seen them. Not to want to deprive anyone else, but part of me was hoping Beck wouldn’t be scheduled. I’d really love to see a great Beck show, his music has meant too much to be me for me to skip a show in the same town without feeling bad, and if I skip the show and find out the next day he did a great show, played some Mellow Gold deep cuts and some One Foot In The Grave, I’d be super annoyed. If I go, shell out les schwab ticket price and don’t get something significantly less ordinary than last time, I’m going to be upset and feel like a sucker. So, we’ll see. I knew it was a long shot, but the other really intriguing act at Sasquatch is The Buzzcocks; knew there was no way they could headline the schwab, was hoping that if Beck got booked somebody would have a moment of inspiration and tack The Buzzcocks on to the bill. (Kinda like when somebody had a moment of pure genius and tacked The Breeders on to the Modest Mouse / National package and then The Breeders, in my most humble of personal opinions of course, blew Modest Mouse clean off stage.) A Beck and Buzzcocks show would be a no-brainer.

  5. Ali says:

    Bon Iver, Beirut, Kurt Vile, Blitzen Trapper…this kid who can’t get up to sasquatch and still pay tuition has quite the wish list for the possible saturday show.

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