Beck and blink-182 will headline radio station 91X-FM's annual "Wrex the Halls" concerts at Valley View Casino Center on, respectively, Dec. 10 and 11. (Ticket prices and on-sale information appear at the conclusion of this article). Station casino.
Beck, who rose to international prominence in 1994 with his slacker anthem, “,Loser,”, will top a Dec. 10 bill that also includes Band of Horses, Local Natives, Glass Animals and Bishop Briggs.
The station has a long history with both Beck and blink, as Michael Halloran, 91X’,s veteran program director, can personally attest.
“,91X played Beck first in 1994, when a former phone op sent us a white label 12-inch (vinyl record) titled ‘,Loser.’, Less than a year later, our local program ‘,91X Loudspeaker’, first aired ‘,Carousel,’, off a cassette made by some kids in Poway calling themselves ‘,blink.’, Here we are, after two decades and millions of records sold, (and) those artists are now headlining our holiday concerts. We are beyond elated.”,
As for the yet-to-be selected opening act for the Dec. 11 “,Wrex the Halls concert headlined by blink, Halloran is hopeful that history will repeat —, at least in a manner.
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“,I’,m also really excited to host a contest for a local band to open for blink-182 on (Dec. 11), just as they blink was the opening band for 91X concerts long ago,”, he said. “,In 1996, 91X hosted a show with blink opening for Radiohead, and it’,s so cool to give a local band the opportunity now to open for blink.
“,Who knows? Maybe the young local band will be the ‘,Wrex the Halls’, headliner 20 years from now.”,
Details on the local opening contest will be announced soon on 91X.
Ticket prices vary for the two “,Wrex The Halls”, concerts.
Tickets for the Dec. 10 show, which is entirely general admission, are priced at $49.50 each, plus service charges.
Tickets for the Dec. 11 show, which will have a general admission policy on the arena floor and reserved seating in the rest of the venue, range in price from $45 to $79, plus service charges.
Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at the Valley View Casino Center box office, online at axs.com and by phone at: (888) 929-7849.
An online pre-sale will be held between 10 a.m. Wednesday and 10 p.m. Thursday through the websites for 91X, Goldenvoice, Valley View Casino Center and the bands performing. The password is 91X.
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