Today we awoke after a long overnight drive and border crossing to find ourselves in Québec City, a place that Weezer has never played before. Everyone was duly impressed by just how beautiful this place is, with amazing views everywhere we looked as we travelled thru town to the massive site of the Festival d'Été de Québec. This is a 3 week long festival with hundreds of music artists and cultural events, and this years line up is packed with good bands. Tonight on…Continue
Today marked the first show in a weeklong summer weezer march across North America, mostly in Canada. Today we assembled the weez machine in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, a sometimes sleepy seaside town that likes to party when the mood strikes it. Fans came from all around, as far south as Providence RI and as far North as New Brunswick to join us at the historic Hampton Beach Casino, which reminded me of Roseland in NYC or the Palladium in LA with its big wide old…
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Today the Weezer aggregate hath reassembled in the suburbs of Boston to help Microsoft launch their latest store in Natick, MA. Micrsoft has set up a stage in a parking lot near the new store, and it is in these leafy environs that the fans have lined up for some free rock! The first 200 people in line also got into a post show meet and greet with the band, so that will be a fun post show…Continue
Today we arose in Osaka with a need to get 315 miles to the north, as todays 3rd Punkspring Festival show is up in the Tokyo metro area, at the Makuhari Messe, which is a giant convention center north of Tokyo, where they usually hold the Summersonic Festival. So off we went, once again knowing that the Bullet Train was the relaxing answer.
Yesterday's show in Osaka was a bit of a time warp, with…
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Of the many cool things about Japan, the Shinkansen (Bullet Train) is not only fun and relaxing, its amazingly convienient. We made our way from Nagoya down to Osaka today in less than an hour, riding in serene smooth comfort as the Japanese landscape flew by. Enjoyable travel.... what's not to like about that?
Today is Show #2 of our 3 day Punkspring Festival run, and it takes place at the 8000…
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With all the show announcements and Cruise announcements going on, it might have gotten overlooked that we have arrived in Japan for the Punkspring Festival series! We've got 3 rock shows lined up for the next 3 days here, and all are multi-band extravaganzas. Today we are playing at Zepp Nagoya, a modern midsize venue that we have played at numerous times in past years, most recently in…Continue
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Folks, we got another addition to the summer weez calendar: we will be playing the Rock The Shore Fest, Victoria, BC on Sunday, July 14th!
The festival is happening at the Juan De Fuca Recreation Centre Lower Fields in Victoria, BC on July 13 and 14. All Ages Tickets go on sale Friday March 15. Pre sale information to follow. Festival info:…
People, the Weezer summer o’ ’13 is starting to shape up! On monday we announced the OC Fair and Hampton Beach, NH shows, and now we are happy to announce that we are playing the Ottawa Bluesfest on July 10! Our day of this multi day festival also features Passion Pit and Animal Collective, so one day, we’ll be like Ice Cube and say, “I gotta say it was a good day”. Note that there is no presale for any Bluesfest dates – the tickets go onsale to the public tomorrow (Thursday Feb 28) at 10…Continue
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All good things must come to an end, and this is true today, the final show of the Weezer Australasia Tour 2013. It's only been 3 weeks of travel but its created a lifetime of memories for the band and the fans of 3 countries alike. Everyone agrees that this was a fantastic and fun tour and we all hope we can return to all these cities (and more) soon.
Tonight's gig at the surprisingly cozy and welcoming Perth Arena (arenas are not known for feeling cozy…Continue
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Yesterday we arrived in Sydney, which happened to be the day of an all time record breaking high temperature of 45.8 degrees Celsius (114 F). Despite the heat, we quickly made friends with this beautiful city, and much walking around and exploring was done, albeit with sweaters to keep off the chill. Today we gathered our gear and our wits, then lost our wits again, and assembled down at the giant Sydney Entertainment Centre, home of the deeply beloved…Continue
...Today's show is unique on this tour, its the only Pinkerton Memories night. Its taking place at the historic and beautiful Palais Theatre, which is in the St. Kilda area, and is right next door to the site of one of the original 1996 Melbourne weezer shows at the Palace club, which burned down several years ago. So, we came pretty close to recreating the original experience, but I think we upped the ante, with the set of "lesser known fan fave classics…Continue
...After a day off in the fine metropolis of Melbourne, which included a visit to JJJ Radio from Pat and Scott, and Rivers and Brian attending the David Byrne show, and yours truly battling a nasty cold (joy joy), we have re-assembled at the impressive Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Its a magnificent sunshiney day today, and the sonorous echoes of the various bands' soundchecks are reflecting to and fro thru the concrete canyons of the Bowl, as the final…Continue
At long last the Weezer train has stopped in Australia! 16 years is far too long to wait, but the much appreciated patience of the Australian fans is finally getting rewarded. Tonight we are in Australia's 3rd largest city Brisbane - or we were when we were at the hotel - now we're actually at an arena built way outside the city for the Commonwealth games some years ago. Eh, whatever works!
Opening for the Australia run are Ball Park Music, a…
Today marks only the second time Weezer has ever played in New Zealand, the last time being way back in the 90's on the Pinkerton Tour. It feels great to finally be back here! It's a shame we cant just hang out here and look for Lord Of The Rings locations out in the countryside, but theres only so much time on the ground here, and ancient underground dwarven cities take time to explore. Anyway, there's hardly anything to do in Erebor anymore, plus the…Continue
At long last the first show of the Australasia Tour is here, at a walled in outdoor area at the Lapangan Senayan Stadium in Jakarta. It rained quite a bit today so the grounds are quite wet and muddy (say goodbye to your shoes), but now the skies have cleared for the evening and the people have flooded in, and they are clearly ultra excited and ready to rock. It's about time we did this!
Outside the show area they set up a side stage where local bands have…