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2013/07/19 Show: San Diego, CA: Walking Dead 10th Anniversary Party

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:…

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Added by karl koch [karlophone] on July 22, 2013 at 10:12pm — 1 Comment

2013/07/14 Show: Victoria, BC, Canada: Rock on the Shores Festival

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,…

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2013/07/12 Show: Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Downsview Park

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…

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Added by karl koch [karlophone] on July 12, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

2013/07/11 Happy Birthday Scott! + Show: Windsor, Ontario, Canada: Caesars Palace Casino: The Colosseum

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…

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Added by karl koch [karlophone] on July 11, 2013 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

2013/07/10 Show: Ottawa, Canada: Ottawa Blues Festival

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…

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Added by karl koch [karlophone] on July 10, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

2013/07/09 Show: Québec City, Québec, Canada: Festival d'Été de Québec

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…

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Added by karl koch [karlophone] on July 9, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

2013/07/08 Show: Hampton Beach, NH: Hampton Beach Casino



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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Added by karl koch [karlophone] on July 9, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

2013/06/22 Show: Shaumburg, IL: Microsoft Store opening free show

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2013/06/21 Show: Portland, OR: Microsoft Store opening free show

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2013/06/08 Show: Natick, MA: Microsoft Store Opening

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…

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Added by karl koch [karlophone] on June 8, 2013 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

2013/03/31 Tokyo, Japan: Punkspring Festival: Makuhari Messe

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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Added by karl koch [karlophone] on March 31, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

2013/03/30 Osaka, Japan: Punkspring Festival: Kobe World Memorial Hall

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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Added by karl koch [karlophone] on March 30, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

2013/03/29 Nagoya, Japan: Punkspring Festival: Club Zepp

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…

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Added by karl koch [karlophone] on March 28, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

2013/02/27 Show announcement: Rock The Shore Fest, Victoria, BC!

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:…

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Added by karl koch [karlophone] on March 1, 2013 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

2013/02/27 Show announcement: Ottawa Bluesfest - on sale tomorrow!

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…

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Added by karl koch [karlophone] on February 27, 2013 at 3:56pm — 1 Comment

2013/02/01 Happy Birthday to Patrick Wilson!

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2013/01/23 Australasia Tour 2013: Perth, Australia: Perth Arena





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…

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Added by karl koch [karlophone] on January 23, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

2013/01/19 Australasia Tour 2013: Sydney, Australia: Sydney Entertainment Centre





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…

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Added by karl koch [karlophone] on January 18, 2013 at 11:30pm — 7 Comments

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