2010/11/27 - Los Angeles, CA: Gibson Ampitheater: Memories Tour: "Pinkerton"


*Special Announcement* Contrary to whats been mentioned in some interviews and advertisements, the order of the sets at these Memories shows is: FIRST the greatest hits set, THEN the classic album set (i.e. blue or pinkerton).

On to night 2! A different set of hits, and then on to Pinkerton, in its entirety - for the first time ever!

(later)

Sweet Jumpin Christmas, as Luke Cage, Power Man used to say back in the day! I'd say we're on to something here. I dont think its really possible for me to describe just how fun and epic tonights show was. Suffice it to say it was an VERY intense experience. The hits set was mostly different from the Blue night and included b-sides which are rarely if ever played, as well as "Only In Dreams". Watching that one get played two nights in a row brought me right back to the setlists of 1994, when we toured in "The Enforcer" AKA "Betsy", our great yet problematic van.

Tonight I had the honor and privilege of accompanying Rivers on "Butterfly", playing the simple drum beat. Back when the song was recorded for Pinkerton, it was so late at night that only me and Rivers were still at the studio, so he asked me to run through it with him on the drum, using just a bass drum turned on its side and draped with a towel. As you can hear on the Pinkerton Deluxe Edition, he also cut the song with no drums, so it was a real honor for me that the drums version was picked for the original album. Then when we went out to tour Pinkerton in '96-'97, Rivers asked me to come out and do the drum part when he played Butterfly, and that had not happened again till now. So thank you Rivers for letting me do it again. (Catch some nice video of this performance over on whatosaw.com).
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Big ups to everyone who came out, it really felt like a family affair, from the old school fans to the new to the crazy assortment of celebs who came to witness the special night of rock. Beth and Jorge reprised their singing assistance with style and panache. And a special weezer brotherhood shout out to Justin Fisher in the house - the Amherst House to be exact!

Tonight and every Memories show night, Brian is signing copies of his new CD by his other band The Relationship, up at the merch booths, right after weezer's performance.

Read the SPIN review of both L.A. Memories shows here.

Comment here if you went, or start a thread on our message boards, tell your tale!



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Comment by Alex Roa on November 28, 2010 at 2:22pm
Epic show! The highlights: The Greatest Man That Ever Lived, You Gave Your Love To Me Softly, Susanne, Perfect Situation with Jorge Garcia, Karl's slideshow, Across The Sea, and Butterfly. I thought Best Coast were a really a good choice for an opening act. I also really enjoyed getting to meet Brian after the show. I loved his outfit! Anyhow, thank you guys so much for doing this show. Thanks for the Memories!
Comment by Chittyman on November 28, 2010 at 7:39am
i think they should release the shows as an offical two disc live album called "b*********" and have a deluxe edition with a third disc of one of the greatest hits set, since i know they like having deluxe edtions of their albums these days.
Comment by Kevin (Han De La Solo) on November 28, 2010 at 3:49am
Do you think these shows will be released as bootlegs like some of the shows last year? I hope so. I went to both and would love to have both on CD.
Comment by Kelly Danielson on November 28, 2010 at 3:35am
going to sf pinkerton show. cant wait
Comment by Dodgerbobble on November 28, 2010 at 2:36am
Sounds like Pinkerton show rocked. I was at Blue Album on Friday. Only In Dreams was my favorite part of the show, I'm glad everyone got to hear that on Saturday.
Comment by Naota25 on November 28, 2010 at 1:24am
On man you gave your love to me sofly, suzanne, then closed the first set with Only in dreams. That is so EPIC. I cant wait for the New York show for pinkerton.
Comment by Toni-Lynne Langeveld on November 28, 2010 at 12:41am
THANK YOU, weezer, for playing two b-sides!! Rivers' closing of "Butterfly" was truly memorable... what a way to end the night.

... on a side note, I've never seen a group of grown men grab at a setlist like bridesmaids for a bouquet at a wedding reception. Pushing and shoving females is NOT OKAY, guys.

Love ya, weezer.
Comment by trailmix on November 27, 2010 at 11:39pm
Setlist Pinkerton Night LA 11.27.2010

Memories
Pork and Beans
The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived
Perfect Situation with Jorge Garcia
Dope Nose (Scott sings Rivers guitar)
Island in the Sun with Best Coast girl again
Hash Pipe
You Gave Your Love to me Softly
Suzanne
Only in Dreams
---Intermission with Karl slideshow (he was actually spotlighted at the soundboard not backstage)
Pinkerton
Comment by Radcrap on November 27, 2010 at 8:41pm
OMG! I can't wait and I remember one tour where Weezer did a few more Pinkerton songs than most and it still sticks out in mind.

So cool. Hope this comes to Toronto

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