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The Breeders to play free concert in downtown Dayton this weekend

Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 @ 12:26 PM
Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 10:11 AM

The Breeders will play the Levitt Pavilion Dayton on Sept. 20 as part of the 2019 Eichelberger Concert Season. Video by Amelia Robinson

International rock sensations, The Breeders, will be playing a free concert at the Levitt Pavilion Dayton on Friday, Sept. 20 as part of the 2019 Eichelberger Concert Season.

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International rock sensations The Breeders will be playing a FREE concert at the Levitt Pavilion Dayton on September 20, 2019. CONTRIBUTED

Formed in 1989 as a side-project for Dayton original, Kim Deal, while her other band, Pixies, were on a hiatus, The Breeders quickly became a household name. With 1990’s “Pod” and 1993’s “Last Splash,” the Breeders became icons of the era’s alternative rock explosion.  

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Kelley Deal, left, and Kim Deal of the Breeders, in New York, Jan. 17, 2018. Twenty-five years after “Last Splash” turned them into alt-rock heroes, the Deal twins have recorded a new album with the band’s 1993 lineup.(Ben Rayner/The New York Times)

“We could not be more excited to have The Breeders on the Levitt Dayton stage this season,” says Lisa Wagner, Executive Director for Levitt Pavilion Dayton. “In our 50 free concerts that are part of the 2019 Eichelberger Concert Season, we showcase local, regional, national and international talent on our stage. It is especially exciting to have a band that started locally and is having such great success on tour back in their home town.”

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Organizers expect high interest in the show, so fans should plan to arrive early. The concert will be at 7 p.m.

Wagner said the Deal sisters were involved in the planning of the Levitt Pavilion. Their brother, Kevin Deal, is a member of the Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton board of trustees.

Like all others acts that perform at the venue, the Breeders will be compensated for their 90 minute performance, organizers say.

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Kelley Deal, left, and Kim Deal of the Breeders, in New York, Jan. 17, 2018. Twenty-five years after “Last Splash” turned them into alt-rock heroes, the Deal twins have recorded a new album with the band’s 1993 lineup.(Ben Rayner/The New York Times)

WANT TO GO?

What: The Breeders in concert

When: Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at 7 p.m.

Where: Levitt Pavilion Dayton, 134 S. Main St., Dayton

Cost: Free admission

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