Today we awoke in central Long Island, for the 3rd of this weekend's shows, at the Paramount Theater. There have been very few New York City area Weezer shows in a long time, and although this place is pretty far from the city proper, many area fans are making the trip up to Huntington to receive the rock package that is weezer in 2013. The Paramount is a really nice venue that people say is definitely worth the trip out from the city to catch the bands you like. Tonight we have an opening…Continue
Added by karl koch [karlophone] on November 24, 2013 at 12:19pm — No Comments
After an all night drive down from Rama Ontario, we awoke in the pastoral Lehigh Valley, home of the once mighty original Bethlehem Steel mills. Wisely, once Bethlehem Steel folded up shop, the gigantic historic complex was cleaned up and re-purposed rather than knocked down. The Sands Casino was built on the grounds, and so here we are amongst the towering blast furnaces and old coke ovens... and slot machines. Tonight we have an opening act,…Continue
Hi people - well, we've been off the tour buses for a while, but were back again for a 3 show late season run, starting tonight in Rama, Ontario at Casino Rama. This is our second time here, the first being a little over a year ago. We never expected a venue in such a seemingly remote place to be so full, and so full of stoked weezer fans, but it certainly was, and we hope it is again tonight. Its looking a lot like winter is about to hit up here, but we know from past experiences that the…Continue
Added by karl koch [karlophone] on November 22, 2013 at 1:56pm — No Comments
After a few hours of recovery time after last nights show in Cincy, we got it together early this morning, flew down to Atlanta, and headed to the massive Midtown Music Festival grounds, which is normally known as Piedmont Park. Everything looks good, but unfortunately the rain followed us down here, and it looks like its going to be wet show #2 in a row. But we're not worried at all, because despite the deluge last night, no spirits got dampened - on the contrary…Continue
Added by karl koch [karlophone] on September 21, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
Another weekend, another set of weezer shows! We've assembled here where the city of Cincinnati rests on the mighty Ohio River, a forested vale splitting the states of Ohio and Kentucky. Today were playing at the Horseshoe Casino downtown, specifically at the outdoor venue "The Shoe", which sounds like a blast, although there is some talk of rain which would make for a wetter concert experience than we planned. But that has never stopped us before! (I think back to…Continue
After yesterdays sold out show in Concho, we packed up the gear and the guys and the rock, and took it down to Thackerville, a small town just North of the Texas border. Because casinos are not allowed in Texas, they put one here to attract the people up from Dallas, about 90 minutes away (or less if you aren't concerned with speed limits). So tonight's show should be a good one, as we hear tell the show is just about sold out. So thank you for coming out to the…Continue
Today the Weezer Massive has assembled at the Lucky Star Casino, about 30 miles outside of Oklahoma City, to deliver the correct dose of weezer rock thats been required here. The Event Center is actually a huge tent that they attached to the casino, so its sort of both an indoor and an outdoor venue at the same time. Its always kind of a mystery why they tend to put these casinos so far from the rest of the world, but so long as people can get themselves across the…Continue
Added by karl koch [karlophone] on September 13, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Last night, the crowd at the Calgary XFest showed the world how to go ballistic, during our set and everyone's, including for Passion Pit who had to do a DJ set as all their gear was ruined the night before in Chicago in a massive storm. The mood was raucous and full of wild energy while weezer played, and our buddies Blink 182 capped the night off right. Its pretty cool when all the bands on a bill are good.
Tonight weve packed up the whole shebang and…
We have returned to the rugged Western plains and mountains of Canada to do our part to supply rock and roll to the needy peoples. They have developed an excellent way for bands to do this out here in Alberta, namely the XFest. The XFest is an annual 2 day multiband music extravaganza that's held on the historic grounds of Fort Calgary. This year we are teamed up with Awolnation, Mother Mother, Passion Pit and Blink 182, though another group of bands plays here…Continue
Well, here we are back in sunny SoCal, returning to the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds for the 3rd time, which, as they say, is usually the charm. Our first 2 shows here were pretty epic affairs, with unbelievably huge crowds who went bananas, as well as a band going bananas too of course. We think we can go for the three-peat tonight.
As ever, anyone traveling down from LA or other points north is strongly advised to allow for some extra time to get…
photo courtesy Doyoung Oh
Today (Friday Aug 2, which it already is over there), Weezer plays the Jisan World Rock Festival in a huge forested ski resort about an hour outside of Seoul. The 3 day festival has a ton of cool bands playing including our old '96 USA tour mates Placebo, and legendary rapper Nas. Oh, and Jamiroquai too. We are playing the first night, headlining the main stage to get the…Continue
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Today we touched down in the big hot flat desert city of Las Vegas, which has become not just a gambling mecca but a mecca of fancy exclusive pools where shows happen. Today we go to one we've not been at before, the 4th floor Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, to blast some weezer rock into the desert winds.
Tonight Hunter Hunted is opening for us. They are a 2 man band from LA who are starting to blow up in SoCal. Good stuff! They hit the stage…
Added by karl koch [karlophone] on July 27, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Today our West Coast Weezer War Wagon has rolled into Costa Mesa, California, to the Pacific Ampitheatre in the Orange County Fairgrounds. We played here 2 years back and it was a blast, and tonight were back and ready to do it again, and 8000+ peeps are waiting to take their seats and rock out with us…Continue
Team Weezer has reassembled after getting torn apart by the Walking Dead down in San Diego! Today we find ourselves at the Americas Cup Pavilion on the very nice waterfront in San Francisco on a rather chilly night for late July. Tonight we are joined by the talented Limousines, who are based out of SF and who we did some shows with a while back. They are busting out with some rock saxophone and vocoder as I write this.
Some have noted the absence…
Added by karl koch [karlophone] on July 25, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Today's show was an exclusive party/show for the cast and crew of the Walking Dead, in a parking lot near the massive San Diego Comic Con, but we managed to grab some tickets to give out to our fans in San Diego! We only got a handful of tickets, but everyone who got in reported a raging good zombified time. See the fan generated CrowdAlbum page of all the pix and videos taken at the show by the fans and attendees here:…Continue
After a 5 show in a row run, yesterday was a day off to rest and recuperate, and to travel across the wilds of Canada to its West coast. This run of shows has the distinction of introducing us to not one but 2 new Canadian cities, both of which are very impressive - Quebec City, and now Victoria, located across the bay from both Seattle and Vancouver. The Rock On The Shores Festival promises to be fun today, as we play on the same stage as Reignwolf, Vince Vaccaro,…Continue
Added by karl koch [karlophone] on July 14, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Today we awoke in the fine city of Toronto, Canada's largest municipality and one that was very recently slammed by the worst rainstorms theyd seen in many years, causing massive flooding all over the place. Today is sunny and it looks like theyve had a chance to dry out a bit finally. Hopefully the metro system is back on track, as weve got to get all the fans up to the northern suburbs where Downsview Park is. Today is a special weezer show, with a regular set…Continue
Added by karl koch [karlophone] on July 12, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Happy Birthday to Scott!
Tonight the rock is on at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace Windsor! These last couple shows have been super fun and crazy outdoor festival affairs, and now we go back…Continue
Today we find ourselves back at the Ottawa Blues Festival, playing after Animal Collective on the appropriately named Bell Stage. Bad weather threatened things early on today, but it looks like its going to be smooth sailing for rock…Continue
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