Posted in music | tour dates on August 20, 2010

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Weezer - Memories (MP3)

Weezer @ Williamsburg Waterfront in July (more by Kurt Christensen)
Weezer

Weezer have recently gone indie again, in the literal sense at least, by signing to Epitaph Records for the release of their eighth full length album Hurley. "I've been a fan of Weezer from the beginning, and I've loved all their records, so it's amazing to find myself working with them on the new one!" says Brett Gurewitz, president and founder of Epitaph Records and also guitarist and songwriter in Bad Religion (who have upcoming tour dates!).

The album comes out September 14th (and features Jorge Garcia, the actor who played Hurley from 'Lost', on the cover) and is available for preorder now. An MP3 of the song "Memories" is available above, and a video of lead vocalist and guitarist Rivers Cuomo talking about the album is below.

In addition to going 'indie', Weezer has also increased their 'cred' by announcing ideas for a possible Blue Album/Pinkerton tour. "We have this really exciting idea to do a tour where we spend two nights in each city, and the first night, we play the entire Blue album, and the second night, we play the entirety of Pinkerton. We're just running it by promoters right now to see if there's sufficient interest in the markets to do something like that, and if they're on board, it's gonna happen," says Rivers Cuomo in an exclusive with MTV News. There are no official dates for the tour right now, which is still just an idea, but according to Cuomo, "the fan response has been incredible so far for the idea, and, if they want to, they can contact their local promoter and tell them to make it happen."

Weezer does also have a few current tour dates listed below and a fall tour is soon to be announced. Also, tonight (8/20), Park Slope's Bar 4 is hosting The LC Tribute to Weezer: The Blue Album Vs Pinkerton. The show will feature various solo acts covering The Blue Album and a full band covering Pinkerton in its entirety (though no specific lineup seems to be announced).

dates and videos below..

Weezer - 2010 Tour Dates
8/21 - Del Mar, CA - Del Mar Raceway
8/28 - Leeds, GB - Leeds Festival
8/29 - Reading, GB - Reading Festival
9/1 - Allentown, PA - The Great Allentown Fair
9/2 - Essex Junction, VT - Champlain Valley Exposition
9/4 - Edmonton, AB - Sonic Boom Festival
9/5 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Festival
9/18 - Phoenix, AZ - X103.9 Fall Frenzy Festival

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Comments (45)

Raditude!

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 5:05 PM

The Blue album/Pinkerton shows would be the only cool thing they've done in the past 10 years.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 5:05 PM

This would be awesome If Matt Sharp was back in the band. Actually I don't even know if that is enought for me to give a shit again!

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 5:14 PM

Yeah this would seriously be out of control good.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 5:14 PM

It would be cool if they did those two albums but kind of a bitch move to do it over the span of 2 nights. Blue album and pinkerton combined for 20 songs at 75 minutes. They could just knock them out in one night. To charge people for 2 shows with each set being only around 40 minutes is pretty dick!

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 5:18 PM

I know the vast majority of people on this site hate anything Weezer did after Blue/Pinkerton. But I still love Weezer and have seen them 4 or 5 times in the past two years.

That being said, the new song sucks. I really hope the rest of the album is better.

Oh,and I'm in for a Blue/Pinkerton tour.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 5:21 PM

I've only went to one show where a band played an album in full, and had mixed feelings at the end of the show. Some songs were nice to hear live for the first time in awhile, but the lack of surprise to the set list alongside knowing the music was made during an era of the band that no longer represents the band didn't seem genuine. With Weezer, it would be the extreme opposite of in earnest.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 5:26 PM

Epitaph is "indie"? LOL

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 5:29 PM

I heard the tour they're doing to support the new album will be an all Epitaph tour with co-headlining dates with Bad Religion and Thursday opening.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 5:30 PM

Weezer fans are the Hurley of the universe

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 5:34 PM

this will be great if rivers actually sings the songs. last couple times i've seen them pat, brian and new douche sing all the great songs. quit fucking around - be weezer for once.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 5:49 PM

Yeah that whole situation with their drummer is weird. Accoustic guitar? Really? Get back behind the drums you fucking clown.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 5:55 PM

Sweet lord this is awesome! I would fly to a remote island in the middle of the ocean for these shows....provided they had beer on that island.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 5:57 PM

Just play both album in the same night, along with B-Sides, and the lost summer songs of 2000.. Venues? T5 most likely, but the Wellmont would be pretty damn cool...

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 5:59 PM

Oh fooey with the Wellmont.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 6:02 PM

That ish sounds great if I could freakin afford it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 6:03 PM

weezer still brings it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 6:09 PM

I'm picturing Radio City more so than T5.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 6:15 PM

Maybe even MSG.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 6:16 PM

If they do both in one night, I'd do it. Get CGI Henry Winkler to revise his Buddy Holly dance too.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 7:03 PM

lol if you even like those first two albums which are just sub-sub pavement boring tripe. not to mention Pork and Beans and all that

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 7:36 PM

7:36 listens to cutting edge music such as Vivian Girls and Wavves

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 7:56 PM

DUNKACCINO > WEEZER

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 7:57 PM

I listened to this song knowing it would suck, and posted this comment, knowing it would suck.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 8:03 PM

waxing nostalgic for this band is getting tiresome...at this point it seems better to just forget the whole thing, blue/pinkerton tours and all..

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 9:09 PM

When they played that Halloween show last year at Hammerstein, it was mainly blue album/Pinkerton shit. And it ruled.

Weezer playing a show and pretending "Beverly Hills" never existed is probably the only way to see them.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 11:15 PM

Even playing Pinkerton live couldn't get me to pay money to see Weezer.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 11:26 PM

i'm pretending to care but then i realized i stopped caring about this band once they reformed and put shitty record after shitty record after shitty record after shitty record after shitty record after shitty record.

Posted by d | August 20, 2010 11:27 PM

Once I stopped caring when there was no more hummus in my fridge, but I started caring when I got hungry again.
Think about it...

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 11:32 PM

"Yeah that whole situation with their drummer is weird. Accoustic guitar? Really? Get back behind the drums you fucking clown."

Yeah. Rivers was a control freak for their good period, so after he started sucking he felt guilty about it and let the other guys do more shit. Which is one, but not the entire, reason that they suck so much now.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 11:56 PM

Meh

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2010 1:34 AM

As someone who doesn't care about Weezer (and not here to rain on anyone's parade that loves them...I'm not a dick) I must say that spreading out the LPs over two shows is a pretty shitty move. Most of the diehards will want to go to both (though I know the "real" fans love Pinkerton) so they'll get two shows, but they could easily do it in one show. Sounds like a cash-grab to me. Doing the tour is great for fans, but keep it to one show Rivers.
Wasn't his hair-metal band called Mozart? Do a Mozart set!!

Posted by Hank | August 21, 2010 2:08 AM

As someone who doesn't care about Weezer (and not here to rain on anyone's parade that loves them...I'm not a dick either)
But have you ever heard anyone with a German accent try to say the name Weezer.
The say it like this "Veether".

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2010 2:14 AM

1:41. I wanted to post the same thing.There's some weird live music jumper Kool-Aid going around.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2010 8:29 AM

You guys are ridiculous. Blue Album and Pinkerton are fine, with some songs that are really good, but this is a band hitting their peak. Neither of those albums had an arrangement as complex as this song! The last few Weezer albums have been way more consistent than their first two.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2010 11:30 AM

remember when the blue album was in every tween girl's yellow walkman?

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2010 2:08 PM

7:56 no i dont but both those bands are about as interesting as your awful nostalgia nerd music?? lol??

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2010 2:51 PM

Weezer was relevant maybe in 1997.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2010 3:04 PM

gotta love the guy coming back to recheck how a BV comment thread is doing calling other people nerds

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2010 3:22 PM

Yes you have to love that.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2010 3:54 PM

i actually saw the sidebar had some more funy troll comments and wanted to read them :) seems like normal BV fun to me. i just saw yours on the sidebar too. you should check it out sometime its a good feature.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2010 4:10 PM

For once i agree with the majority of the comments i see:

just do one show, add summer songs/black hole and have everyone play their respectful instruments.

Posted by Slob | August 23, 2010 12:53 AM

5:05 8/20--I wasn't aware that Weezer did anything good, ever.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2010 3:19 PM

sub-Pavement? Malkmus has never been half the songwriter Cuomo was in the 90's. Pinkerton>SE or Crooked Rain. By far.

Post-Pinkerton, sure I'll agree, not just sub-Pavement, but total crap.

Posted by Josh | August 27, 2010 3:13 AM

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