The good news?
Green Day, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy ARE totally hitting the road together for a massive (and epic) tour.
The bad news?
The tour isn’t happening until summer 2020.
Cue the groans of fans across the world.
On Tuesday (Sept. 10), the California punkers finally confirmed what fans have been speculating for a week or so. Dubbed the “Hella Mega” tour (a worthy name, if we say so ourselves), the upcoming trek will find Green Day, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy sharing the mantle of headliners while the Interrupters will play the role of supporting act throughout the long journey.
The lengthy outing will include shows in the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States, and Canada during the summer months of 2020.
“It’s kind of a Green Day idea. And we talked about how we weren’t really wanting to do stadiums and do something that was like [a] throwback to Monsters of Rock Tour. There was, of course, Fall Out Boy and Weezer and now we’re stoked,” Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong tells Zane Lowe on his Apple Beats 1 show.
Tickets for the “Hella Mega Tour” go on sale next Friday, Sept. 20, at 10 a.m. local time.
Watch the ridiculously creepy announcement video for the tour here.
The “Hella Mega” tour will be in support of Green Day’s recently announced new album, Father of All… (its official title is Father of All Motherfuckers). The record, their 13th full-length LP, is due out Feb. 7, 2020, via their longtime home of Reprise/Warner.
To coincide with all the announcements, the group has unleashed the album’s first single and title track “Father of All…” Listen to the new song above.
According to Armstrong, Green Day’s new album is going to be relatively short, clocking in at under 30 minutes.
“[The album] is only 26 minutes long, so it’s the shortest record we’ve made, I think since Dookie or Insomnia,” the frontman told Lowe.
“I realized I hate long songs.”
Father of All… is the follow-up to 2016’s Revolution Radio.
Later this month, the trio will release their new graphic novel Last of the American Girls (yes, it’s named after a track from their eighth studio album, 21st Century Breakdown). The book is due out Oct. 29 through Dey Street Books.
Like Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy have some new tunes on the way. Weezer is set to drop their 14th studio album Van Weezer in May 2020 while Fall Out Boy will release a complication album titled Greatest Hits: Believers Never Die – Volume Two in November.
THE HELLA MEGA SUMMER 2020 TOUR feat. GREEN DAY, WEEZER, AND FALL OUT BOY
June 13, 2020 – Paris, France @ La Defense Arena
June 14 – Groningen, Netherlands @ Stadspark
June 17 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Sportpaleis
June 21 – Vienna, Austria @ Ernst Happel Stadium
June 24 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Bellahouston Park
June 26 – London, England @ London Stadium
June 27 – Huddersfield, England @ The John Smith’s Stadium
June 29 – Dublin, Ireland @ RDS Arena
July 17 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park
July 21 – San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park
July 24 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
July 25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium
July 28 – Commerce City, CO @ DICK’s Sporting Goods Park
July 31 – Arlington, TX @ Globe Life Field
Aug. 1 – Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park
Aug. 5 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
Aug. 6 – Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field
Aug. 8 – Atlanta, GA @ SunTrust Park
Aug. 11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field
Aug. 13 – Chicago IL @ Wrigley Field
Aug. 15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park
Aug. 16 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
Aug. 19 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
Aug. 21 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park
Aug. 22 – New York, NY @ Citi Field
Aug. 24 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
Aug. 27 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
Aug. 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park