by Daniel Hill
The one and only Weezer will be performing at Plush this October as part of the Rock & Roll Marathon's St. Louis stop. The entire event will take place October 18 and 19, with the concert itself happening on Sunday, October 19.
To those unfamiliar with the off-kilter marathon, the basic premise is that musicians are posted every mile or so along the route in order to entertain and inspire runners. To those unfamiliar with Weezer, the basic premise is that nerd-rock is played by dyed-in-the-wool dorks with a penchant for insanely catchy hooks in order to make ladies swoon.
Seriously though, we at RFT Music are super excited. Rivers Cuomo and company will perform at Plush after the big run is over. Weezer, at Plush? Gonna be a helluva good time -- albeit a crowded one, to be sure.
Weezer will be joined by Kentucky rock band Sleeper Agent. The show will benefit rungevity race team participants -- runners who are sponsored by others to raise money for charities including the Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital and Team Activities for Special Kids (TASK). The program is sponsored by the Quinn Family Foundation.
Exclusive VIP access for rungevity participants includes: a Saturday night dinner at a unique venue; access to a race-day VIP tent with food, beverages, entertainment, private restrooms, gear check & more; and admission to a post-race Sunday night concert at Plush, featuring Weezer with special guest, Sleeper Agent.
General admission concert tickets are available for $50 and VIP tickets are available for $100. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.rungevity.ticketsocket.com. All proceeds from the concert benefit Ranken Jordan and TASK.
For more information, please visit www.rungevity.org.
UPDATE: Apparently, something is up with the coding on that ticket link, and some people are getting error messages. The issue is not on our end. In any case, try this link instead if that one gives you issues. (Thanks to Douglas Hall for the tip.)
Organizers are currently accepting applications from other interested bands to perform at each mile throughout the course. More info on that here.
Check out Weezer's latest, "Back to the Shack," below.
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