The Replacements to Headline Summer Ends Music Festival in September at Tempe Beach Park

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Melissa Fossum
The Replacements perform at Riot Fest in Chicago last fall.

Last fall, original guitarists Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson performed to sold-out crowds in Toronto and at Chicago's Riot Fest before hitting various festivals across the country, including at this year's Coachella with Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong (a devoted fan of The Replacements) joined them onstage.

And although their headlining performance at Summer Ends in Tempe come September might not include a punk icon on guest vocals, its likely to be a memorable gig, particularly since The 'Mats haven't played Phoenix in eons and because music fans will finally get a chance to see a band that they've only heard (and heard about) live and in person.

Advanced tickets for the Summer Ends Music Festival go on sale starting tomorrow. Special weekend-long admission packages covering all three days will be available for $150 beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday through Thursday night. Single-day admission will go on sale on Friday morning at 10 a.m.

According to Luckyman Concerts, the promoter of the festival, additional bands will also be announced in the coming weeks. Currently, the schedule and lineup is as follows:

Elektra Records
Fitz and the Tantrums

Friday, September 26:
Capital Cities
Andrew McMahon
More Bands TBA

Jim Louvau
Taking Back Sunday

Saturday, September 27:
The Replacements
Taking Back Sunday
Luscious Jackson
More Bands TBA

Courtesy Photo
Violent Femmes

Sunday, September 28:
Foster the People
Violent Femmes
Fitz and the Tantrums
Allen Stone
More Bands TBA

Editor's Note: This blog was updated from its original posting

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Tempe Beach Park

54 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ

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Tom LaPenna
Tom LaPenna

$10-15 per band for this line up is cheap I think

Steve Holt
Steve Holt

This is a possibility. Let me see what I can do. Would be great to see you!

Mary O'Hagan
Mary O'Hagan

Saw the Replacements last year in Chicago. AMAZING!

Joy Hughes
Joy Hughes

Clint: the Replacements! Courtney&Greg: OAR! Pretty impressive line-up, actually.

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