FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For further information, contact:
Karen J. LaFlamme, (253) 841-5024
or cell (253) 691-2005
With a reputation as the greatest party band of all time,
pop icons the B-52's ("Love Shack," "Rock Lobster") are set to take the Puyallup Fair stage with distinctive rock newcomer Lisa Marie Presley ("Lights Out") Saturday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.
Tickets go on sale at all Ticketmaster outlets on Saturday, July 5
at 9 a.m. Ticket prices are $41.50 for infield seating, and grandstand seats are $36.50. Seats are reserved and include
Fair gate admission.
The B-52's: Twenty-five years and over twenty million albums after their start, the B-52's are still known for glorifying pop culture with their absurd B-movie style and off-kilter sound celebrating the weirdness lurking just beneath the surface of Americana. Their start was ideally timed in the late 1970s when their self-titled debut album hit the market and went Gold. Singles "Rock Lobster" and "52 Girls" attracted fans far beyond the punk clubs across the nation.
The band continued to gain recognition with songs such as "Private
Idaho," "Give Me Back My Man" and "Strobelight." A three-year hiatus followed after the untimely death of guitarist Ricky Wilson in 1985. That time of reflection provided the impetus for the greatest commercial achievement for the group - their album, Cosmic Thing (1989). The project soared to the top of the Billboard Album chart, sold over five million copies, and yielded their first-ever Hot 100
hits - "Love Shack," "Roam" and "Deadbeat Club." In 2002, the two-disc collection Nude on the Moon: the B-52's Anthology was released, offering a look inside the B-52's extensive body of work that is unique, beloved and timeless. For more information: www.theb52s.com
Lisa Marie Presley: With the recent release of her critically acclaimed debut album, To Whom It May Concern and the popular hit single and video, "Lights Out," Lisa Marie Presley has established herself as a strong new voice in the pop music world, both literally and figuratively. From the time of her birth to Elvis and Priscilla Presley through to her role as chairman of the board of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Lisa has been under the public spotlight.
Lisa Marie Presley's recent entrance to the singing spotlight has
shown a rock-solid sense of individuality and produced music with power and personality through lyrics written with Presley's own forthright and frank candor. Rolling Stone raves about her debut CD, stating "Presley's powerful voice swings from a low drawl to a blues-drenched wail... To Whom It May Concern displays a lot of heartfelt bite. If she lives up to the potential shown here, the King of Rock's daughter has a chance at becoming her own rock queen." For
more information: www.lisamariepresley.com
Tickets will be going on sale for the remainder of the Puyallup Fair
2003 Columbia Bank Concert Series line-up in the next few months. Visit the Fair website, www.thefair.com for updates. Other concerts currently selling tickets include:
Date Entertainer Time Seating
Sept. 5 (Fri) PRCA Rodeo 1:00 p.m. $15.50
Chris LeDoux & PRCA Rodeo 6:00 p.m. $24.50
Sept. 6 (Sat) PRCA Rodeo 1 & 6 p.m. $15.50
Sept. 7 (Sun) PRCA Rodeo 2:00 p.m. $15.50
Sept. 8 (Mon) Rascal Flatts 7:00 p.m. *$10/Free
Sept. 9 (Tues) "Weird Al" Yankovic 7:00 p.m. *$10/Free
Sept. 10 (Wed) Chicago 7:00 p.m. $37.50/$32.50
Sept. 11 (Thur) Jars of Clay plus Special Guest 7:00 p.m.*$10/Free
Sept. 12 (Fri) Busta Rhymes 7:00 p.m. $31.50/$26.50
Sept. 14 (Sun) Neil Sedaka 4:00 p.m. *$10/Free
Sept. 15 (Mon) "New Faces of Country" 7:00 p.m. *$10/Free
Jessica Andrews/Craig Morgan
& Dierks Bentley
Sept. 17 (Wed) Alabama "The American 7:00 p.m. $500-$45
Sept. 18 (Thur) Glenn Yarbrough / The 7:00 p.m. *$10/Free
Limeliters / The Brothers Four
Sept. 19 (Fri) Tanya Tucker 7:00 p.m. *$10/Free
Sept. 20 (Sat) The B-52's with 7:00 p.m. $41.50/$36.50
Lisa Marie Presley
Sept. 21 (Sun) The Allman Brothers Band 4:00 p.m. $36.50/$31.50
* Shows that are $10/Free DO NOT INCLUDE Fair gate admission. Concerts with free grandstand seating are first come, first-seated, as there are no tickets issued for limited free seating.
Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, including Fred
Meyer, Tower Records, Wherehouse Music and other independent locations. Tickets may also be purchased via phone with American Express, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit cards by calling Ticketmaster at (253) 627-TIXS in Tacoma, or (206) 628-0888 in Seattle, or via the Internet by logging onto Ticketmaster's website at www.ticketmaster.com. To save the convenience charge, purchase
tickets in person at the Ticketmaster outlet at the Fairgrounds.
The Puyallup Fair first started in 1900. This Pacific Northwest
tradition features top name entertainment, the PRCA Rodeo, rides, exhibits, food, flowers, and animals. For further information about the Sept. 5-21, 2003 Puyallup Fair, visit our website at
www.thefair.com or call the 24-hour hotline at (253) 841-5045.