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Faith No More playing Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn! (part of a series of ticketed concerts happening this summer)

Faith No More

Faith No More announces their first east coast show in more than a decade – to be held on July 5, 2010 to benefit the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (OSA). The show will be a part of a series of benefit concerts for OSA to take place at the Williamsburg Waterfront this summer.

The band, which regrouped in 2009 after a 12-year hiatus, said in an official statement they, “only hope that the experience of playing together again will yield results erratic and unpredictable enough to live up to the legacy of Faith No More.”

“The benefit shows will help fund the restoration and preservation of parks in North Brooklyn, and subsidize the cost of free concerts at the Williamsburg Waterfront,” said Stephanie Thayer, OSA’s Executive Director. “As nearby McCarren Park Pool is being renovated, OSA is pleased to continue its tradition of bringing outdoor music to North Brooklyn.”

Tickets will be available to the public on Friday March 19th at 12:00pm EST at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone 800.745.3000 and at the Nokia Theatre Times Square Box Office, where there is no service fee.

The Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (OSA) www.osanb.org is a nonprofit organization helping to preserve and enhance green space in North Brooklyn. OSA raises funds, links community volunteers, and works in partnership with elected officials and agencies to develop new parks, and improve existing parks in Williamsburg/Greenpoint.

The Williamsburg Waterfront is located at North 8th Street & Kent Avenue on the East River in Brooklyn, NY.

Faith No More play Coachella in April. Tickets are also on sale for two shows in San Francisco.

This is the first Williamsburg Waterfront concert announcement of 2010 and the first time a show at the space will cost money. Last year I don’t think they could get the details worked out in time.

A series of eight free Pool Party shows will also return to the space this summer, thanks in part to the help of local politicians.

McCarren Pool also used to have a mix of pay and free concerts in the same Brooklyn neighborhood before it had to close which inspired the creation of the concert series at Williamsburg Waterfront (essentially McCarren Pool’s replacement). Central Park Summerstage and Prospect Park’s Celebrate Brooklyn series at the Prospect Park Bandshell also have a mix of free and “benefit” concerts each summer.

One of the “benefit” shows in Central Park this summer will be the just-announced Hot Chip show. The National play one of the shows in Prospect Park.

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