by Andrew Sacher


Weezer have announced a fourth self-titled album (this time it's "The White Album"), which is presumably signifying yet another "return to form" attempt. (I wouldn't hold your breath.) It includes last year's kinda-indefensible single "Thank God For Girls," plus "Do You Wanna Get High?" and the brand-new "King of the World," which, as far as modern Weezer songs go, actually are not half bad. You can hear all three below. The album will be out April 1 (pre-order).

The band have also announced an extensive tour, which excitingly includes an intimate Brooklyn show on March 30 at Warsaw. In much less exciting news, that show (and three European dates) will be followed by a co-headlining run with... Panic! at the Disco, and support from ex-Something Corporate frontman Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. I guess at least Something Corporate's first album was more or less a Weezer album, and his new stuff is festival-ready mindie that's mostly inoffensive. But Panic! at the Disco, especially with this new extra-horrible album... why Weezer, why?

The run with P!ATD and Andrew McMahon hits the NYC-area on June 30 at Jones Beach and July 2 at PNC Bank Arts Center. Tickets for that tour go on sale Friday, January 22 at 10 AM local time. If you sign up for their mailing list, you get a code for the presale starting Tuesday (1/19) at 10 AM, and you can also click through Pandora's "specially curated tour mixtape" from 2 PM on Tuesday through 10 PM on Thursday (1/21) for another chance at the presale.

Tickets for the Warsaw show go on presale today (1/15) at 11 AM (password = THANKGODFORWFC).

All dates are listed below...


Weezer -- 2016 Tour Dates
3/30/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
4/3/16 Manchester, UK @ Academy One
4/5/16 London, UK @ O2 Brixton Academy
4/8/16 Amsterdam, NL @ Heineken Music Hall
6/10/16 Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*^
6/11/16 Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater*
6/12/16 New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square*^
6/14/16 Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater*^
6/15/16 Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater*^
6/16/16 Atlanta, GA @ Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood*^
6/19/16 Charleston, SC @ Volvo Cars Stadium*^
6/20/16 Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion*^
6/21/16 Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater*^
6/22/16 Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at VA Beach*^
6/24/16 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live*^
6/25/16 Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands - Marvin Sands PAC*^
6/26/16 Scranton, PA @ Pavilion at Montage Mountain*^
6/28/16 Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook*^
6/30/16 Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater*^
7/1/16 Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center*^
7/2/16 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center*^
7/5/16 Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion*^
7/6/16 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheater*^
7/8/16 Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater*^
7/9/16 Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest - Marcus Amphitheater*^
7/10/16 Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater*^
7/12/16 Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center*^
7/13/16 Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater*^
7/15/16 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion*^
7/16/16 Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater*
7/17/16 Rogers, AR @ Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion*^
7/19/16 St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater*^
7/20/16 Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theater*^
7/22/16 Brandon, SD @ Badlands Motor Speedway*
7/23/16 Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah's Hotel & Casino Council Bluffs - Stir Cove*
7/24/16 Denver, CO @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheater*^
7/26/16 Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater*^
7/28/16 Burnaby, BC @ Deer Lake Park*^
7/29/16 Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Park*^
7/30/16 Portland, OR @ Edgefield*^
7/31/16 San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater*
8/2/16 Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion*^
8/3/16 San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater*
8/5/16 Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl*^
8/6/16 Irvine, CA @ Irvine Meadows Amphitheater*^

* - w/ Panic! at the Disco
^ - w/ Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness