Levitt Pavilion Arlington Announces Fundraising Concert Featuring Barenaked Ladies

After 30 years together, Barenaked Ladies can predict how they will be introduced whether it’s live or on TV or radio: They’re not naked, and they’re not ladies. With their senses of humor fully intact, the Toronto-based Barenaked Ladies will bring their harmony-rich hybrid of folk and pop/rock mixed with clever lyrics to Levitt Pavilion Arlington Saturday, Oct. 13, for the pavilion’s only paid-ticket concert this year.

Presented by Texas Health/Arlington Memorial Hospital, the Barenaked Ladies concert will be at 9 p.m. An opening artist, which will be announced later, will begin at 7:30 p.m. VIP Experience tickets for the concert are $185 and include a reserved parking area, a preconcert dinner, a live auction and reserved seats in the VIP section for the concert. General admission tickets are $40. Tickets go on sale online at 10 a.m. Friday, June 1, on the Levitt website, levittpavilionarlington.org. The Barenaked Ladies concert is the only Levitt concert this year that requires a ticket purchase.

With more than 14 million albums sold worldwide, multiple JUNO Awards and Grammy Award nominations, Barenaked Ladies is best known for “One Week,” “The Old Apartment,” “It’s All Been Done,” “If I Had $1,000,000,” “Brian Wilson,” and of course, the theme song to TV’s Big Bang Theory. Most recently, they were 2018 inductees to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Barenaked Ladies latest album, Fake Nudes, is their answer to the 30-year introduction joke about their name as well as a play on the president’s obsession with “fake news.”

“It just seemed so perfect – we are fake nudes,” said Ed Robertson, the band’s lead singer and guitarist.

In bringing their latest album, their 15th, to life, Barenaked Ladies found their chemistry and camaraderie stronger than ever before for what may be their most dynamic album to date. Like many of their previous recordings, Fake Nudes, blends their honest emotion with their playfully clever wit.

For the Barenaked Ladies concert, chairs will be provided at the pavilion, and concessions will be sold. Concertgoers are asked not to bring chairs, coolers, drinks, food or pets to the paid-ticket concert.

Levitt Pavilion Arlington

Levitt Pavilion Arlington

Concert sponsors for Texas Health/Arlington Memorial Hospital presents Barenaked Ladies are the Arlington Cultural Tourism Council, the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, FirstRate Living, Republic Services, MillerCoors and the University of Texas at Arlington.

Levitt Pavilion Arlington is located at 100 W. Abram St. in Founders Plaza. Audiences are seated on an open lawn and can bring lawn chairs and blankets, picnics, and coolers with beverages. Concessions are sold at the pavilion, including beer and wine. All summer concerts and Family Movie Nights are free and family friendly. Parking is also free. The Levitt has a 24-hour information line at 817.543.4301.