Green Day & Weezer announce new albums, tour with Fall Out Boy & The Interrupters
Green Day and Weezer have both just announced new albums, and a massive summer 2020 tour together with co-headliners Fall Out Boy and openers The Interrupters called the "Hella Mega Tour." It'll find them in huge stadiums like Dodger Stadium, Wrigley Field, Hershey Park Stadium, Citi Field, Fenway Park, and more. Members of the bands spoke to Zane Lowe on his Apple Music Beats 1 show about the tour:
Billie Joe Armstrong: It's kind of a Green Day idea. And we talked about how we weren't really wanting to do stadiums and do something that was like throwback to Monsters of Rock Tour. There was, of course, Fall Out Boy and Weezer and now we're stoked.
Pete Wentz: To me, I remember, in the 90s, there was this one summer, and Guns and Roses, Metallica went on the stadium tour and my parents didn't let me go to it. And I feel trapped in that forever and we wanted to ...You know what I mean? But you want to recreate that memory. Hopefully if somebody who gets to go to the tour, I think this tour represents counter-programming, I think that the world is moving in one direction in an obvious way, or whatever. I think that this tour represents counter programming to that and it's awesome to take part in that and be a small part of it.
The new Green Day album is called Father of All... (and going by the artwork, it looks like the end of that sentence that is blocked by the rainbow-breathing unicorn is "Motherfuckers"), and it's due February 7 via Reprise/Warner. If you're still hoping for Green Day to return to their '90s roots, don't hold your breath. The just-released title track has Green Day sounding like they still think it's 2003 and everybody is trying to be The White Stripes. Listen below.
The Weezer album is called Van Weezer, and going by the sound of new single "The End of the Game," the "Van" is clearly a reference to Van Halen, who Weezer are obviously paying even more homage to than ever on this song, though it's not a cover. (The album artwork is very '80s metal too.) Rivers Cuomo calls the album "like the blue album but with more-riffs." Listen below. Weezer says, "Right now the tentative release date for the album is set for May 15th. We know it’s a ways away, but hey this is rock n roll and we’re making our own rules (aka we just might release it sooner)."
The Citi Field show happens August 22. Tickets for the whole tour go on sale Friday, September 20 at 10 AM local with an AmEx presale starting Monday (9/16) at 10 AM local. All dates are listed below.
And here's, uh, what Billie Joe Armstrong said about the Green Day album:
this record is The New!
soul, Motown, glam and manic anthemic. Punks, freaks and punishers!
The Dirty messy . The Stink. ,
The lyrics are like a party and lifestyle of not giving a fuck. The life AND death of the party. Not political. Surviving in chaos. The real shit.
Me mike and Tre of the Green Day cut through the bullshit. That’s how it’s always been for us. Everything else is fake. Frauds I tell ya!!
Rock has lost its balls. We’re gonna teabag all these mother fuckers. The baddest rock band on the planet that gives a shit.
“Glorious” or “glorious anarchy” seems to be the word that keeps coming up that reflects
Dangerous songs for dangerous kids!
“Nothing says fuck you like a unicorn”
Love And kisses
Green Day / Weezer / Fall Out Boy / The Interrupters -- 2020 Tour Dates
Friday, July 17: Seattle, T-Mobile Park
Tuesday, July 21: San Francisco, Oracle Park
Friday, July 24: San Diego, PETCO Park
Saturday, July 25: Los Angeles, Dodger Stadium
Tuesday, July 28: Denver, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
Friday, July 31: Dallas, Globe Life Field
Saturday, Aug. 1: Houston, Minute Maid Park
Wednesday, Aug. 5: Miami, Hard Rock Stadium
Thursday, Aug. 6: Jacksonville, TIAA Bank Field
Saturday, Aug. 8: Atlanta, SunTrust Park
Tuesday, Aug. 11: Minneapolis, Target Field
Thursday, Aug. 13: Chicago, Wrigley Field
Saturday, Aug. 15: Pittsburgh, PNC Park
Sunday, Aug. 16: Hershey, Hershey Park Stadium
Wednesday, Aug. 19: Detroit, Comerica Park
Friday, Aug. 21: Washington, Nationals Park
Saturday, Aug. 22: New York, Citi Field
Monday, Aug. 24: Toronto, Rogers Centre
Thursday, Aug. 27: Boston, Fenway Park
Saturday, Aug. 29: Philadelphia, Citizens Bank Park