Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

Sting: Show Preview 

Wednesday, May 29 2013

If you like waterside concerts, pay attention now — this won't happen for another decade: As part of the America's Cup festivities, Live Nation built a temporary, 9,000-capacity outdoor concert venue on Piers 27/29. The place opens this Thursday with a show by forgettable indie-poppers Imagine Dragons, so we'll just pretend that the real opener is Sting, who will bring his "Back to Bass" tour to the America's Cup Pavilion on Sunday. Talk about yacht rock! The rest of the summer's lineup ebbs and flows, with performances by Steve Miller Band, Weezer, Fall Out Boy, Train (ugh), and others. So yeah, Sting might be your best bet. But choose wisely, because part of the deal to get this waterside venue at all included a promise to neighbors that it won't come back for at least 10 years, if ever.

About The Author

Ian S. Port

Related Locations


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"