The Young Fresh Fellows announced today that they will be opening for the Mats in Seattle (April 9) and Portland (April 10). From their site:
The newly-refurbished Replacements have chosen to court disaster by inviting thee Young Fresh Fellows to open their shows next week in Seattle and Portland. It will be like the 80s only some of me are wider and it’ll be Kurt on guitar instead of Chuck. Let me introduce Kurt Bloch, our newest member, since 1989. Some of you may remember him from The Cheaters or Wenus. The ‘Mats will be without Chris or Slim, as Josh Freese and Dave Minehan have slipped into those trousers. If you saw that lineup tear it up at Bumbershoot in September you know they mean to deliver the goods.
The upcoming and imminent performances at the Paramount (April 9) and Crystal Ballroom (April 10) are currently sold out as people must have already heard we were on the bill. So unfortunately, you won’t be able to attend. The concerts are sure to be phenomenal and have already achieved legendary status.
The YFF’s toured with the Mats in 1987 and if this picture is any indication, a good time was had by all. The band also played at Paul’s wedding in Michigan in the late 80s.