'Here comes a regular': Replacements to play St. Paul


Replacements fans, you're about to get your favorite thing: A local show is within your reach.

The legendary Minneapolis band will play at Midway Stadium in St. Paul on Sept. 13, the band announced late Wednesday night.

General admission tickets for the swinging party are $50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. May 3 on the site etix.com and in person at Midway Stadium and the Depot Tavern in downtown Minneapolis, Pioneer Press notes.

An opportunity to buy presale tickets will be announced via the Replacements' Facebook page on Monday.

After the influential alt-rock pioneers broke up in 1991, diehard fans waited more than 20 years for a reunion tour. Instead, the band last year played a trio of concerts in Toronto, Chicago and Denver as part of Riot Fest, featuring founders bassist Tommy Stinson and frontman Paul Westerberg, joined by Boston-based guitarist Dave Minehan and drummer Josh Freese.

The band also played in Indio, California, to a small audience, earlier this month. Atlanta, Montreal and Louisville shows are planned.

But local fans were left unsatisfied and fretting over whether there would be a hometown hootenanny for the Replacements.

Organizers are hyping the show as the band's first as a headliner since the comeback launch. Several "very special" guest opening bands will be announced soon, they say. First Avenue shared this image via Instagram:

Midway has a history of hosting some great shows, and this likely will be among the very last before the St. Paul Saints abandon the stadium for a new downtown ballpark, The Current notes.

The concert will be the first hometown show since the band played a Feb. 7, 1991, gig at the Orpheum Theatre, the Star Tribune notes.

Can't hardly wait.

(We had a little fun with this post ... how many Replacements songs did you spot?)

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