Interesting times ahead for weezer.

after giving us an album in 08/09/10 they have had a fair break again from new music (not a bad thing at all) The tour for hurley quickly turned into a 'memories' tour, playing blue and pinkerton in full much to the delight of older fans. I thought it was only going to be a small sort of thing but it has gone on a good while.

where to now after this jaunt? will this connection to the older stuff bring the band closer together again in the writing/creative process. I have enjoyed parts of the last few albums with rivers experimenting a bit and writing with outsiders but i thought they were really getting onto something with the red album. Personally i would really love it to be really in house again. Get into lockdown with just the band to really see what the band sound like at this stage of their lives. 

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What I love is that Rivers basically tuned out the rest of the band for years in regards to writing and all the sudden decides he wants to write with everyone but is own band....I find it odd and also hope that they go back to a Red Album style. Maybe giving some of the other band members lead vocals for parts of songs. 

I am glad they have taken a break from releasing albums in hopes that the next will be epic..... Fingers crossed. 

As far as touring..... I would love to see a number of things. I would be stoked to see an actual tour. Like a thirty city tour. Everything seems so random in the way they are touring right now. I would also like to see another co headline like Blink and Foo Fighters. I wouldn't even mind seeing either of those two again. Just no Green Day please. I also read somewhere about Rivers wanting to do TRA all the way through. If they added the bonus tracks to the set, I would be pretty happy. The Angel & the One, Spider, Pig, King all in the same night! That would be awesome. And also Green and Maladroit in the same night would be awesome beyond belief. 

Angel and The One 

there is nowhere to go after the nostalgia phase, except on tour with journey

I am very tired of the "memories" stuff and the hits setlists. I can't believe people think playing Red in full is a good idea. Part of what makes rock concerts great is hearing the songs outside of the context of the album and put into a greater context with the rest of the band's work. With Pinkerton and Blue it made sense because those are both incredibly enduring and powerful albums. Red isn't even 5 years old yet.

I agree with everything Zach said in regards to them doing a "real tour." I'm a bit tired of the "scattershot" approach that's been going on for the past 3 years...

playing scattered shows here and there is no problem for me.  however i would like to see them dig into their catalog a bit more and play random stuff from their other albums besides blue and pink.  it would be nice to go to a weezer show and not know what songs the band is gonna play that night. 

plus, the fact that there are still quite a few songs they've never tried to play live before means there's opportunity to experiment with the set lists to create a fresh live show.  there are lots of songs off red that people would love to hear live.  personally there are songs off hurley that i'd love to hear live too.  it would be cool if they gave more attention to the songs they already released instead of just making another album.  i think its fine they take their time with a new album. 

I think we're well past the point of them "just releasing another album." It seems like they're taking their time if what Rivers said on the cruise Q&A about him having tons of new demos is true.

They don't need to play all of Red, I agree.  But how about some Angel and the One... Pig, Sweeney and Dreamin?  That would be enough for me.  Hell I wouldn't even mind seeing King again.

Gohi said:

I am very tired of the "memories" stuff and the hits setlists. I can't believe people think playing Red in full is a good idea. Part of what makes rock concerts great is hearing the songs outside of the context of the album and put into a greater context with the rest of the band's work. With Pinkerton and Blue it made sense because those are both incredibly enduring and powerful albums. Red isn't even 5 years old yet.

I agree with everything Zach said in regards to them doing a "real tour." I'm a bit tired of the "scattershot" approach that's been going on for the past 3 years...

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