Well it took 18 years, but Weezer finally set foot in Indonesia today, after about 20+ hours of flying including a layover in Hong Kong. Jakarta (apparently nicknamed "The Big Durian") is unbelievably massive, one of the largest metro areas in the world, and growing fast still. The traffic is nuts, the weather is wet and warm, and the city is just buzzing at all times. The Indonesian people have been extremely warm and friendly, and the Weezer fans we have met…
...Hi folks- Hope you are having a great holiday season - Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Chanukkah, Happy Kwaanza, or happy whatever works for ya.
Time sure does fly by when you are having fun. 2012 found us skipping to and fro, playing shows on cruise ships, in theaters, at festivals, state fairs, casinos and more. 2013 looks to be another fun year, as we do the Australasia Tour 2013 in Indonesia, New Zealand, and Australia in January, and we…
Happy Birthday to Brian Bell! Brian, keep rocking the guitar, keyboards, vocals, and fine dresswear the way you do. Brian Bell: where rock collides with fashion, and both emerge victorious.
...Hey, folks - You may have seen a year or so ago that '92-'98 weez bassman and Rentals leader Matt put out a new Rentals album called "Songs About Time". However this was only available as a super deluxe limited box set, so not many people had the chance to…Continue
...Night two of the Florida Memories duo was one for all time. 16 years (!) after we teamed up with Ash in Florida back in 12/96 on the Pinkerton Tour, all the pieces of that 90's puzzle were back in play, probably only a few miles from where it had all gone down before. Only this time Ash had more than '1977' to draw off of for their setlist, While weezer specifically played only their '96 album, plus a set of hits and rarities. For the second night I did my best to share some of the old…Continue
...After a not very long post show bus ride, we arrived in Orlando late last night to rest up for a pair of Memories shows here in Orlando, one for the Blue album, one for Pinkerton. The original Memories Tour never made it down to this neck of the woods, so we're very excited to finally deliver the full measure of the classic weez plus the hits and rarities to the Golden Floridian Empire. So far this mini tour with Ash has been great, so these 2 nights in Orlando…Continue
...We travelled by bus overnight to the mellow, stylish burg of St. Petersburg, on Florida's West coast, and got some z's, rising today to a gloious fall day here in Florida. We headed over to the very nice Mahaffey Theater, whose backstage halls are festooned with posters of all the classy productions of musicals and Lord of the Dance and such that have been here over the years. Its nice to know Weezer is in a place where we belong.
Ash is soundchecking…
...Today we reunite with our "90's modern rock" brothers, Ash for a 4 show mini tour in Florida, where we last played with them way back in '96 on the Pinkerton Tour. We last saw Tim Wheeler at the Nano-Mugen Festival last summer, and the last time the 2 bands crossed paths was some Euro festivals in '02 or so. But as far as sharing the stage, this is the first time in a long time, and we couldnt be happier to see them again.
Tonights show and tomorrows in St. Petersburg are regular…
Its a dry sunny 91 degree mid-October day here in Arizona, the perfect day for a fair. We rolled into Phoenix this morning after an overnight bus ride from Valley Center. After a little downtime this morning at a hotel, we rolled into the fairgrounds, where we last played 2 years ago. The midway and grounds were as we remembered, huge, colorful and full of sights, sounds, and smells. Inside the venerable Veterans Memorial Coliseum, things are cooler, darker, and…Continue
A complicated travel day today, as we awoke early in Austin, went to the airport, flew to San Diego, got on a tour bus, and bussed an hour up to the Harrah's Rincon Casino in Valley Center for tonights show. After a few hours of chill time in the hotel, which is tucked into a remote valley deep in the mountains of the Rincon Indian Reservation, the sun has gone down and the Open Sky Theater is ready to supply the rock to the SoCal masses coming in from San Diego,…Continue
We flew from L.A. to Austin, Texas last night and settled into town, enjoying a little downtime as the city ramped up for the festival, with every hotel booked solid and the bars and the restaurants packed. Today we fought the car and pedestrian traffic and made our way into the huge Zilker Park, taking van and golf cart deeper and deeper into a labyrinthine web of paths, roads and fenced off lanes that finally led us to our temporary HQ in the wilds behind the AMD…Continue
...Today we boarded a sleek li'l jet in Van Nuys, CA and proceeded forthwith with haste to Fresno, CA, to play the Fresno County Fair. We arrived mid afternoon and realized we were in the midst of a massive fair zone featuring some familiar all-American sights, including the carnival midway, the huge livestock buildings, ferris wheels, bungee jumping, waffle cakes, agricultural marvels, and talent competitions.
Its been a long time since weezer has made a…
Photos in this album courtesy of The Microsoft Store, Kristina Francis, Tony DiNardo, Ollie desserts on my mind, monicarysavy, Danielle Sikorski, Cindy Choi, Tim Kadtke, Mike Chan, Nick Ippolito, and Andrea Kaiser. Thank you!
Folks, today is a special Weezer show in the second smallest state, Delaware. Heres a basic round up of the info fans can use to go to this show, in case you are going and need some 411:
Todays show is at an outdoor stage…
...After an all night drive thru the rolling misty mountains of Western new York and Pennsylvania, we pulled into Baltimore in the late morning, affording a few hours for chilling before heading down to the Charm City Music Festival, in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Today's show is a festival featuring Jah Works, The All Mighty Senators who I remember were already rocking Baltimore in my late 80s MICA days, old DGC labelmates from the 90s Southern Culture On The Skids, Stephen…Continue
...After a few weeks in rock limbo, Weezer has reassembled like a Voltron 200 watt full stack, this time in the pastoral Chippewas of Rama First Nation land near Rama, Ontario, Canada, On the shores of Lake Couchiching, not far from Lake Simcoe. Up here its all about the great outdoors, but they built a very impressive indoor structure, the Rama Casino, which is where the rock takes place in these parts. So we are oddly surrounded by lakes, birds, corn, and clean…Continue
...folks, those of you who like to hear their weezer on 12" platters of vinyl, there is reason for celebration. Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs have started a Weezer series of 180 gram reissue LP's. The first 2 releases are coming out on September 18th and they are the Blue Album and the Lion And The Witch EP - which has never been on vinyl before! Both are limited numbered editions, with the lion And the Witch limited to 3000 copies. MFSL will ultimately be releasing…Continue
Today Team Weezer assembled in Washington D.C. at the Warner Theater, for a special free show. The free tickets were only available to people who lined up at the grand opening of the new Microsoft Store in Pentagon City, VA, across the Potomac River. They got wristbands that got them into the show today, which was an early afternoon thing...
Photos courtesy The Microsoft Store, Eric Wenger, Audlilia, Lydia Russo, sharksplz, and Trevor…
Folks, we're adding 2 more concert dates to the weezer calendar, more details and ticket links to follow asap.
10/13 Valley Center, CA – Harrah's Rincon - Open Sky Theater - Onsale 8/4
11/8 Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino -…
After a day of R&R&W (rest, relaxation... and work!) in the Chicago area, we got on the rock and roll bus and rolled overnight down to Council Bluffs, Iowa, on the other side of the Missouri river from Omaha, Nebraska. Here we found the Harrah's casino, where we are playing tonight at the outdoor area they call the Stir Cove. In this cove we expect the peoples will stir. Thankfully it will cool down…Continue
Today Team Weeezer has assembled in the Chicagoland area, taking a short ride down across the Indiana border to play the Horseshoe Casino, specifically the aptly named "The Venue" venue. Opening tonights show is fellow Weezer Cruise alumni band Sleeper…Continue
Hi Folks - just a re-cap to say the January '13 Australia and New Zealand shows go on sale to the general public this thursday, 7/26 at 9AM local times. All of these shows are going to be Blue Album Memories Shows, with a set of hits and rarities, followed by a narrated historical weezer slideshow by yours truly, followed by the Blue Album performed in its entirety.
TICKET LINKS (on sale 7/26 at 9AM local times)