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Weezer Concert Won’t Be Taking Place at Mall, After All

by ARLnow.com August 3, 2012 at 3:55 pm 7,343 21 Comments

It turns out we were wrong to assume that a Weezer concert that was said to be taking place “near The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City Microsoft Store” next weekend, in honor of the store’s grand opening, will be taking place at the mall. Or in Virginia, for that matter.

A PR rep emailed us today to let us know the concert — scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11 — is actually taking place at the Warner Theater in D.C. The original media advisory (which omitted the Warner Theater detail) said the concert will be taking place at 2:00 p.m., though the band’s website says it’s scheduled from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Weezer fans can get tickets to the event by visiting the Microsoft Store’s Pentagon City mall grand opening on Thursday, Aug. 9. Starting at 10:00 a.m., the store will distribute free wristbands for admission to the event, in pairs of two, according to the Microsoft Store website. The first 200 people in line will also reportedly get a wristband for a meet and greet with the band.

A few lucky people who get in line early on the 9th will also have the chance to play Microsoft Kinect with Washington Wizards star John Wall later that day.

ARLnow.com apologies for the error in our previous article.

Photo by “James” via Wikipedia

  • G Clifford Prout (now moderated for extra purity)

    I’m so bummed. Will start heavy drinking shortly.

    • nom de guerre

      You must have one of those cool clocks where all the numbers are a 5.

      • Aaron


        • nom de guerre

          Yea, bro. Tappa Kegga Brew…

  • Ooops

    Screwed the pooch on that one huh Arlnow. Can’t win ’em all.

    • Aaron

      No, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with reading the original press release that advertised the grand opening of the Microsoft store and assuming that “near the store” would literally mean “near the store” and not “at a concert venue 3.5 miles away.” If it’s the latter, the onus is on that sad publicist.

      • The final venue was apparently not announced or chosen until after the advisory went out. We had a PR rep review our article immediately after publication and the fact that the article said the concert was “at the mall” was not flagged as an error.

        Still our fault for not triple checking things, but definitely frustrating.

  • Hank

    I heard Limp Bizkit is going to be rocking the Ballston Common Mall this weekend. The stage will be set up in front of Vitamin World.

    • nom de guerre

      When does the pregame start?

      • Dr_Klahn

        I heard the pool at Archstone.

    • Buckwheat

      Maybe Vitamin World sells the little blue pill that can resolve the ailment.

  • Andy

    When this bands gets older, will they change their name to Geezer?

    • Tabby_TwoTone

      And back to Weezer when the emphysema kicks in.

      • Edward


  • Elmer

    If the group had called the “Old Geezers” instead of the Weezers, I’d be in the front row!

  • Donk

    I guess it’s really no big deal, but I hope you guys (ARLnow) realize that every time you falsely report something, you lose credibility. If you only think of yourselves as a “gossip” type site, then so be it – NBD. But I don’t like the fact that errors like this make everyone unable to trust things we read on the web.

    • Wow

      Breaking news!! Some of what you read on the web is incorrect.

    • Ballstonian

      just so we’re clear, ARLNow posting a correction to an easily misleading comment (from the publicist) that indicated the concert would be taking place near the PC Mall has caused you to lose all faith not only in this particular site, an overreaction in and of itself, but also in the internet in general. I assume that when you stub your toe on your couch, you immediately fire off screeds against not only the manufacturer of your couch, but decry that your unfortunate incident has caused you to question the very idea of furniture.

  • ArlKat

    “will be taking place at the mall. Or in Virginia, for that matter.”
    ArlNow you’re missing the word, “not.”

    • Arlingtonian

      No they aren’t. You need to read the article’s opening sentences again.

  • Rivers

    Say It Ain’t So


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