Concerts: New Kids on the Block, the Vaselines

  • Wednesday, April 1, 2009 9:34am
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Tickets for two bands that will make fans misty-eyed with nostalgia are going on sale this week, although its unlikely many people will buy both.

In one corner, we’ve got New Kids on the Block playing a huge venue, the White River Amphitheatre. The group wasn’t the first boy band, but they were certainly one of the most successful.

NKOTB’s reunion tour has excited plenty of thirtysomethings, including hip fans such as Diablo Cody, the ex-stripper who wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for “Juno.”

In the other corner, we’ve got the Vaselines, a group that Kurt Cobain dubbed his “most favorite songwriters in the world” back in the 1990s.

That endorsement — along with Nirvana’s covers of “Jesus Don’t Want Me for a Sunbeam” and “Molly’s Lips” — doubtlessly helped the Scottish group with its US popularity. They play Neumos in May.

Info on those shows and more is below. Sadly, I don’t have any presale information right now. If you do, drop it in the comments section. And if I missed a show, plug that in there too.

  • New Kids on the Block, at the White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, presale starts at 10 a.m. today, $19.50 to $79.50. Sorry, I don’t have the presale password.Tickets for the July 7 show on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Saturday, with discounted lawn seats, for $10, available from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday only.
  • The Vaselines, at Neumos, Seattle, $20. Tickets for the May 12 show on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday.
  • Jenny Lewis, at the Showbox at the Market, Seattle, $20. Tickets for the May 31 show on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday.
  • Kenny G, at the Paramount Theatre, Seattle, $35 to $65. Tickets for the Nov. 17 show on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Saturday.
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