...While its officially "summer" according to the movies hitting the theaters these days, its still quite Spring here in Boston, with chilly breezes, overcast skies and occasional rain. Fortunately the B of A Pavilion is at least under a giant tent structure, so tonights rock and roll extravaganza can be kept dry... aside from whatever water bottles Rivers decides to pour on the front row! As of 4 PM, weezer has soundchecked and Shelia Devine are setting their stuff up on… Continue
Care to play weezer's version of the 1970's game show "Name That Tune"? Weezer Webisode #51 (above) challenges you to name that tune; tunes captured from behind-the-scenes moments from this year. Can you name them all? List every song they are playing in order and email your list to me (karl) at: karl (at) weezer (dot) com.
The first correct, complete, in-order list wins two tickets and a meet and greet to an upcoming Weezer show in your area. Also up for…
...folks, here's some more info on the new Weezer GetGlue promotion. How it works: Go to the Weezer GetGlue website to sign up for an account. From there, you will see links to download the mobile app for your device - or you can get it from your devices app store directly, or just go to GetGlue.com on your phone via its browser to get to the mobile version of the site.
...Folks, staring tomorrow (5/12), you might think you're hearing Weezer covering The Cars' classic song "You Might Think" in the trailer for the upcoming film "Cars 2", due out this summer. And you would be right! Weezer's version of "You Might Think" is featured in the trailer and the film, and because Ric produced the Blue and Green records and the band are huge fans of the Cars, they were into the idea of covering the song.
...hi folks - Radio Weezer is launching a new thang today, and you or your band could be a part of it! Do you, your band, or your friend’s band play a Weezer cover? Radio Weezer is now looking for some fresh weezer covers to add into the rotation. So, if you have a song that you’d like to submit, send an MP3 along with your name and hometown to RadioWeezer@gmail.com. We’ll be picking out cool and unusual ones, and adding them into the… Continue
Weezer is playing the X-Fest at Fort Calgary, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on Aug. 20 with Jane's Addiction and Social Distortion. Tickets on sale Friday 5/13! Website and more info: http://www.xfestcalgary.com/
...just in from Brian, heres a video of a performance he recently did for a group of special needs kids in L.A., which includes an original song written by Brian for the birthday boy, plus the classic "Happy Birthday".
Brian Bell performs "Oscar, You're The Birthday Boy"… Continue
...Some major additions to the 2011 Weezer concert calendar today, folks! First of all we got a special pair of shows in the NY/NJ area, co-headlining with The Flaming Lips in the first ever Weezer/Flaming Lips team up! The shows are being opened by Yeasayer, and weezer will play in the middle slot... because the Flaming Lips make such a big mess that its sort of logistically unwise to take the stage after them! But Weezer and the…
...The day started with an early rise in Birmingham to get to the airport and fly to Dallas. Two of our bags went missing but were retrieved from the void due to the Sherlock Holmes-like detective work of our tour manager. Pizza Hut Park is where the Dallas FC (US soccer league) play, and its a massive arena out in what you might think is the middle of nowhere, but in fact is just another corner of the impossibly huge Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. So we vanned it out… Continue
...As anyone watching the news knows, much of Alabama was devastated by the recent mega tornado wave that rolled thru 2 days ago. We had no idea what to expect when this news hit right before our scheduled departures to Birmingham to play the Crawfish Boil. But word came through soon enough that the Boil was on! And so Team Weezer, band, crew and otherwise, have assembled like the Avengers in the storm ravaged state, hoping to spread some good cheer and smiles with the rock and… Continue
Weezer will be performing rock music in this coming Monday's (5/2) new episode of The Hard Times Of RJ Berger, playing at 10PM ET/PT on MTV. How and why did this happen you may ask? Well, as it turns out, the show's two creators are such big weezer fans they named the high school in the show Pinkerton High. Later, Rivers met them and said "Since you guys are such fans, maybe we should come on the show and play a couple songs." Next thing we knew they had written the band into the script and… Continue
...Here's another show for the 2011 weez calendar - the Woodstock En Beauce festival in Quebec, on July 2nd! Another first for weezer: sharing a bill with Pat Benetar! Festival website here (in French).
...Another show for the 2011 calendar - this show will be announced a few hours from now by KROQ-FM in L.A. on Monday morning, but you heard it here first! Weezer will be playing at the Orange County Fair on August 4th, at the Costa Mesa Racetrack. Ticket links and further info from KROQ-FM here.