photo: Brian Bell w/ Weezer at Bowery Ballroom in 2014 (more by Dana (distorton) Yavin)
Brian Bell

First Weezer was announced for Burger Records' Burgerarma Four festival, and more recently it's been announced that Burger signed The Relationship, the band fronted by original (and current) Weezer guitarist Brian Bell. They've had a rotating lineup, but Brian's currently joined by drummer Anthony Burulcich (who was in The Bravery and briefly in Morrissey's live band), bassist John LaRue (who's also worked with Albert Hammond Jr), and guitarist Nate Shaw. Their new 7", "Oh Allen," will be out April 8 via Burger, and you can watch a video of them playing that song at last year's Weezer Cruise, below.

The Relationship are also on Burgerama Four, and right after that they'll head out on a lengthy US tour with support from Gringo Star. The tour hits NYC on April 29 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/6) at 1 PM. All dates are listed below.

Burger's '90s alternative game has been on point lately. To recap, in the past year they've also signed The Muffs and Superdrag spinoff The Lees of Memory.

And in other Weezer news, Detour, the upcoming FOX sitcom based on Rivers Cuomo's life, has found its Rivers. Deadline reports that British actor Ben Aldridge will star as Michael Sturges (the character based on Rivers), and that Joey Morgan will be cast in the pilot too. The pilot was written by Psych creator Steve Franks and directed by Jeremy Garelick.

The Relationship tour dates and video, below...


The Relationship -- 2015 Tour Dates
Mar 28-29 Burgerama Four Santa Ana, CA
Apr 01 Viper Room Los Angeles, CA
Apr 08 Viper Room Los Angeles, CA
Apr 15 Hangar 24Redlands, CA *
Apr 16 MOES ALLEYSanta Cruz, CA*
Apr 17 Bottom Of The HillSan Francisco, CA*
Apr 18 Howiee's On FrontMedford, OR*
Apr 19 BarbozaSeattle, WA*
Apr 21 The Loading DockSalt Lake City, UT*
Apr 22 CervantesDenver, CO*
Apr 23 VegaLincoln, NE*
Apr 24 Middle of the Map Fest Kansas City, MO*
Apr 25 DemoSt Louis, MO*
Apr 26 Beat Kitchen Chicago, IL*
Apr 27 Grog ShopCleveland, OH*
Apr 29 The Studio @ Webster HallNew York, NY*
Apr 30 The Ballroom @ The Outer SpaceHamden, CT*
May 01 The Met CafeProvidence, RI*
May 02 Ortlieb'sPhiladelphia, PA*
May 03 VisuliteCharlotte, NC*
May 05 Vinyl Music HallPensacola, FL*
May 06 CrowbarTampa, FL*
May 07 High DiveGainesville, FL*
May 08 Pug's LiveTallahassee, FL*
May 09 SiberiaNew Orleans, LA*
May 10 House of Blues - Bronze PeacockHouston, TX*
May 11 Live Oaks Music HallFort Worth, TX*
May 12 The VanguardTulsa, OK*
May 15 House of Blues San DiegoSan Diego, CA*

* - w/ Gringo Star

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