Listen to Weezer yearn for ‘Happy Hour’ in new song

With a little over a week left before their new album is officially out in the hands of the public, Weezer has unleashed yet another new track from it. On Wednesday (Oct. 18), the California-founded band unleashed “Happy Hour”; their fifth song from Pacific Daydream to be unveiled. The new song’s debut should not comes as much of a surprise since the band has previously teased that a new song would be released before the record hits stores.

“P.S. there might be one more song for you before the album’s out too. You’ll just have to wait and see,” posted the band on Twitter at the beginning of October. Listen to the group’s almost-three-minute song about their need for happy hour above.

“Happy Hour” will join “Feels Like Summer,” “Mexican Fender,” “Beach Boys,” and “Weekend Women” on their upcoming album, Pacific Daydream. Pacific Daydream is set to be released on Oct. 27 through Crush Music/Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available here.

In support of Pacific Daydream’s release, Weezer is currently in the middle of their final European tour of 2017. Tonight, the group is set to perform at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels alongside the Orwells. After wrapping up their European tour at the end of the month, the guys will take a month or so off and then fly down to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to headline the second annual Sharkwrecked at Riptide Festival on Dec. 2.

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Listen: Weezer drops new song ‘Weekend Woman’

With a handful of weeks left before their eleventh studio album is set to hit stores, Weezer has released yet another new song from it. On Thursday (Oct. 5), the California-founded band unleashed “Weekend Woman”; the fourth new song from their upcoming new album Pacific Daydream. According to the band, the new tune is the most reminiscent of old-school Weezer. “This track has a feel that kinda takes [me] back to the old days of the band,” the band tweeted.

But if you thought that “Weekend Woman” would be the final song the band would give fans before the new album is released, then you may be wrong. According to another post on Twitter, the group teased that another new song may be coming soon. “P.S. there might be one more song for you before the album’s out too. You’ll just have to wait and see.” Listen to “Weekend Woman” above.

“Weekend Woman” will join previously released tracks “Feels Like Summer,” “Mexican Fender,” and “Beach Boys” on Pacific DaydreamPacific Daydream is scheduled to be released on Oct. 27 through Crush Music/Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available here.

In support of Pacific Daydream’s release, Weezer is currently in the process of wrapping up their 2017 North American tour. Once the North American trek wraps up this Saturday (Oct. 7) at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, the group will head across the pond for their final European tour of 2017. That tour will conclude a few weeks later on Oct. 28 at Wembley Arena in London. After taking a month or so off, Weezer will head down to South Florida to headline the second annual Sharkwrecked at Riptide Festival in Fort Lauderdale on Dec. 2.

Listen: Weezer honors the Beach Boys in new song

A month after releasing the second single from of their upcoming new album, Weezer has treated fans to yet another new tune. On Thursday (Sept. 14), the California-founded band unleashed the third single of their upcoming album, Pacific Daydream. The new song is titled “Beach Boys” and pays a little bit of homage to frontman Rivers Cuomo’s biggest influence, the Beach Boys. Listen to the new tune above.

“Beach Boys” will join previously released songs “Feels Like Summer” and “Mexican Fender” on Weezer’s 11th studio album, Pacific Daydream. Pacific Daydream is set to be released on Oct. 27 through Crush Music/Atlantic Records.

Pacific Daydream is the follow-up to Weezer’s 2016 release, The White Album. After telling fans that their next album would not only be titled The Black Album but that it would be darker in content, Weezer changed their tune. The  group announced that they had trashed all their ideas for The Black Album and decided to put out an album that sounded like “the Beach Boys and The Clash fell in love by the ocean and had one hell of an amazing baby.”

Earlier this week, Weezer announced on social media that they would be unveiling a brand new song at the end of the week. “New song Beach Boys coming Thursday. If you know the notes sing from your heart ’cause it’s gonna be fun.” Accompanying the band’s post on Twitter is an image of an old-school radio with some music notes above it and a pair of sunglasses resting against a bright yellow background. What fans probably didn’t know at the time was that the image was a sample of what the background for the lyric video would be.

In support of the song and the new album, the group is currently in the middle of their fall 2017 tour. Tonight, the band will perform at KAABOO in Del Mar, California. The full list of upcoming tour dates can be seen here.

Weezer confirms new album with new song

For the past five months, Weezer’s “Feels Like Summer” has been blasting through the speakers of many rock stations non-stop. While it looks like many of their fans are over the single, the group has finally given those “haters” a change in tune with a brand new song. On Thursday (Aug. 17), the California-founded band released a new track titled “Mexican Fender.” The new track is the lead single from the group’s majorly rumored and highly anticipated new album. Listen to “Mexican Fender” above.

In addition to finally giving fans a new song to blast through the speakers, Weezer has also confirmed the release of Pacific Daydream; their 11th studio album. For over the past year, the band has kept reassuring fans that their next album would be darker in content and go by the name The Black Album. According to the band, the record was in fact going to be dark, but that changed when they began the writing and recording process. Instead, the band described the new record as “an album that sounds like the Beach Boys and The Clash fell in love by the ocean and had one hell of an amazing baby.”

In support of Pacific Daydream, Weezer will be hitting the touring circuit this fall. Their upcoming tour, which will find them playing music festivals and venues around the world, will kick off this Sunday, Aug. 20 at The Big Feastival in Oro-Medonte, Canada wrap up Oct. 28 at the Wembley Arena in London, though we know they will be making a pit stop in our hometown on Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Dec. 2 for the second annual Sharkwrecked at the Riptide Music Festival. For tickets to that, head on over the music festival’s website here and check out all of Weezer’s tour dates here.

Weezer channels Guns ‘N’ Roses for new video

The saying goes “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” and for Weezer, they just showed their they respect for rock icons Guns ‘N’ Roses in one of the few ways they could. On Thursday (July 27), the California-founded band unveiled another video for their current summer jam, “Feels Like Summer.” The clip finds the guys getting in touch with their inner “Paradise City” side for the full clip. From the black-and-white shots of the group as well as the huge crowd at the show to the Axl Rose and Slash attires, the viewer can see, and chuckle, at how the group decided to pay homage to one of the most iconic rock bands around.

The music video for the new track was shot during the group’s appearance at Goldenvoice’s inaugural Arroyo Seco Weekend music festival in late June. Watch the music video for “Feels Like Summer” above.

“Feels Like Summer” is the first single off of Weezer’s upcoming new album. Though the album name has yet to be confirmed, the band teased last year that it would be given the moniker of The Black Album and would be a lot darker and gritty than The White Album.

While no official release date has been given for the group’s eleventh studio album, the band said back in March that the new album would be released in the summer of 2017. Sadly, the summer is almost over and all fans of the group have been given are several different versions of the same song.

In support of the song, and its multiple releases, the group will be hitting the road once again this fall. Their upcoming tour schedule will pick up with their appearance at The Big Feastival in Oro-Medonte, Canada on Aug. 20 and wrap up Oct. 28 at the Wembley Arena in London. The full list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

WEEZER 2017 TOUR DATES:

Aug. 20 – Oro-Medonte, Canada @ The Big Feastival
Aug. 26 – Monterrey, Mexico @ Hellow Music Festival
Sept. 2 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
Sept. 9 – Kansas City, KS @ 96.5 The Buzz’s Beach Ball
Sept. 10 – St. Louis, MO @ LouFest
Sept. 15 – Del Mar, CA @ KAABOO
Sept. 16 – Atlanta, GA @ Music Midtown
Sept. 17 – New York, NY @ The Meadows Music and Arts Festival
Oct. 5 – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
Oct. 6 – Napa, CA @ Silverado Resort and Spa
Oct. 7 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Oct. 15 – Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle (with The Orwells)
Oct. 16 – Cologne, Germany @ Ewerk (with The Orwells)
Oct. 18 – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique (with The Orwells)
Oct. 19 – Paris, France @ Olympia (with The Orwells)
Oct. 21 – Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013 (with The Orwells)
Oct. 23 – Leeds, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy (with The Orwells)
Oct. 24 – Glasgow, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy (with The Orwells)
Oct. 25 – Manchester, United Kingdom @ O2 Apollo (with The Orwells)
Oct. 27 – Birmingham, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy (with The Orwells)
Oct. 28 – London, United Kingdom @ Wembley Arena (with Ash, The Orwells)

Listen: Weezer releases new summertime jam

After unleashing a 15-second snippet of their brand new song on Wednesday, Weezer has officially released the full version of the track. On Thursday (March 16), the California-founded band released their first new song in a year, a tune titled “Feels Like Summer.” The alternative-poppy jam may not sound very much like a “Weezer track,” but it does make you yearn for the summer months when all you need to worry about is getting a massive sunburn and sand in your bathing suit as opposed to digging your way out of two inches of snow. Listen to “Feels Like Summer” above.

“Feels Like Summer” is the first single off of Weezer’s upcoming new album. Though the album name has yet to be confirmed, the band teased last year that it would be given the moniker of The Black Album and would be a lot darker and gritty than The White Album.

“I’m already well into thinking about the Black album, which’ll be coming out in a year,” explained Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo in an interview with Upset Magazine. “I’ve just got to go with what feels exciting in the moment and right now, I’m excited to do a black album but y’know that could change.”

He continues: “The next album is going to feel like an urban environment, night-time and gritty and hopefully a lot more modern sounds, synthesised sounds, samples maybe. I like to break away from the distorted power-chord thing but it’s hard ‘cos it works so well.”

While no official release date has been given for the group’s eleventh studio album, the band has confirmed that the record should be released some time during the summer of 2017. “Feels Like Summer” is the band’s first new song since the re-released The White Album in October in 2016. The re-issue feature two brand new songs including “I Love the USA.”

In addition to the new single, Weezer also unveiled a list of tour dates that will find them hitting the road during the spring months all the way into late fall. The 2017 tour schedule will kick off on Friday, March 17, at Brazos Hall in Austin, Texas for Crush Music’s showcase (Crush Management is the band’s management company). Their lengthy tour schedule will then warp on October 27 at London’s Wembley Arena.

Last week, the comedian Chris Hardwick announced the launch of this ID1OT Music Festival and Comic Conival. Weezer was confirmed as one of the many headliners of the music portion of the festival set to take place during the weekend of June 24-25 at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. Girl Talk, Lord Huron, Crystal Castles, TV on the Radio, OK Go, Animal Collective, Car Seat Headrest, The Mowgli’s, Robert DeLong, Mothers, and Ron Gallo are also featured on the bill.

For now, the complete list of Weezer’s tour dates can be seen below.

WEEZER’S 2017 TOUR SCHEDULE:

March 17 – Austin, Texas – Brazos Hall (Crush Music showcase)

March 18 – Austin, Texas – Rachael Ray’s Feedback Party

March 31 – Saskatoon, Canada – SaskTel Centre

April 2 – Winnipeg, Canada – MTS Centre

April 4 – Edmonton, Canada – Shaw Conference Center

April 5 – Calgary, Canada – Grey Eagle Resort & Casino

April 6 – Dawson Creek, Canada – EnCana Events Centre

April 8 – Penticton, Canada – South Okanagan Event Centre

April 9 – Seattle, Washington – The Showbox

May 3 – West Palm Beach, Florida – SunFest 2017

May 4 – St. Augustine, Florida – St. Augustine Amphitheatre

May 12 – Charlotte, North Carolina – 106.5 The End’s Birthday Bash

May 14 – Columbia, Maryland @ DC101 Kerfuffle 2017

May 19-21 – Gulf Shores, Alabama – Hangout Festival

May 28 – Boston, Massachusetts – Boston Calling

June 15 – Dover, Delaware – Dover International Speedway

June 16 – Dover, Delaware – Firefly Music Festival

June 24 – Mountain View, California – ID10T Music Festival + Comic Conival

June 25 – Pasadena, California – Arroyo Seco Weekend

July 14-16 – Louisville, Kentucky – Forecastle Festival

August 18-20 – Oro-Medonte, Canada – The Big Feastival

September 15-16 – Del Mar, California – KABOO

October 15 – Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle

October 16 – Cologne, Germany – Ewerk

October 18 – Brussels, Belgium – AB

October 19 – Paris, France – Olympia

October 21 – Tilburg, Holland – O13

October 23 – Leeds, UK – Academy

October 24 – Glasgow, Scotland – O2 Academy

October 25 – Manchester, UK – Apollo

October 27 – Birmingham, UK – Academy

October 27 – London, UK – Wembley Arena

Blink-182, Weezer, Snoop Dogg to headline SunFest 2017

South Florida’s SunFest has just announced its 2017 lineup. Unlike the previous years, any form of teasing about the lineup has been kept at a minimal. Last week, Blink-182 unintentionally confirmed their spot on the annual music festival’s bill while announcing their upcoming tour dates. On Wednesday (Feb. 15), the yearly music festival not only confirmed Blink-182 as one of their headliners, but also a list that will satisfy every musical preference.

Joining Blink-182 on the newly announced lineup will be Weezer, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Widespread Panic, Marshmello, Snoop Dogg, the Dirty Heads, Ziggy Marley, Tori Kelly, Flo Rida, Steve Winwood, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Breaking Benjamin, X Ambassadors, Fetty Wap feat. Monty, Rachel Platten, and more. As described by festival organizers, the festival will feature 50 bands performing on three stages during its five-day run. In addition to the list of artists set to invade South Florida in early May, organizers have also unveiled the daily schedule for all five days.

The 35th annual SunFest will take place from Wednesday, May 3, to Sunday, May 7, in downtown West Palm Beach. Early bird tickets are currently available on the music festival’s website. One-day tickets are $35 while two-day passes are $55. Ticket for the full five days will set you back $75. But keep in mind, these early bird prices will remain until March 10; after that, ticket prices will increase. For now, the complete lineup for SunFest 2017 can be seen below.

SunFest 2017 Lineup: Weezer, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Widespead Panic, Marshmello, Snoop Dogg, the Dirty Heads, Ziggy Marley, Toru Kelly, Flo Rida, Steve Winwood, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Breaking Benjamin, X Ambassadors, Fetty Wap feat. Monty, Rachel Platten, Jon Bellion, Tinashe, Kaleo, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, The Strumbellas, The Nakes and Famous, Loverboy, Stick Figure, Christopher Cross, Marc E. Bassy. Wavves, Night Ranger, Declan McKenna, Filter, Third Story, Ambrosia, Taylor Bennett, Lillie Mae Rische, Thomas Wynn & the Believers, Leilani Wolfgramm, Magic City Hippies, Chemradery, Joe Galaxy, Luxury of Company, Madame Mayhem, Meresha, NOSLEEPKB, Roanoke, Ryan McKenzie, Sunghosts, YVAD

Tool, Mumford & Sons, The 1975 to headline Boston Calling 2017

It’s starting to look a lot like music festival season is right around the corner. Over the past week, the lineup for Coachella, Bonnaroo, Governors Ball, and many more have been unveiled, giving those in the frigid parts of the country something to look forward to. On Thursday (Jan. 12), Boston Calling was the latest to unveiled their massive lineup.

Headlining the eighth incarnation of the music festival will be Tool, Mumford & Sons, Chance the Rapper, Bon Iver, The XX, Major Lazer, Weezer, the 1975, and many more. In total, 45 musical acts are scheduled to hit Boston during the Memorial Day weekend event.

“Between our location and lineup, 2017 will undoubtedly be the most exciting Boston Calling yet,” said Boston Calling Events co-founder Brian Appel. “We are really in awe of the support and success the festival has seen thus far, and we are more excited than ever by the future.”

In addition to the musical acts, the festival also announced that they will add a “film experience” curated by Academy Award winner, Natalie Portman. “This year, in addition to its 45 act lineup performing across three outdoor stages, it will add a film experience curated by Academy Award-winning actress, producer and director Natalie Portman, along with comprehensive food, drink, and visual arts components.” No word yet on what exactly that entails.

Boston Calling is set to take place during the weekend of May 26-28. This marks the first time the music festival will not take place at its past home of City Hall Plaza. Instead, 2017 will mark the first year the festival takes place at its new home of the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, Mass. Three-day general admission passes as well as VIP passes are currently available on the music festival’s website. The complete lineup for the three-day event can be seen below.

Panic! at the Disco brings the energy to Miami while Weezer brings the classics

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When it was announced that Panic! at the Disco and Weezer would embark on a summer tour in late 2015, it seemed like a head-scratcher. Weezer attracts the older generation who grew up in the 1990s while Panic! at the Disco’s primary fan base is made up of pre-teens, teenagers, and early 20-somethings. What may have seemed like an odd combination at first proved to be an entertaining show, to say the least. On Tuesday (June 14), the co-headlining tour made its official fourth stop at Miami’s Bayfront Park.

Opening the evening, and the full tour, was Andrew McMahon of Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin fame. The musician and his new group, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, treated the crowd to a seven-song set which featured several tracks from their debut album including “All Our Lives,” current single “High Dive,” and “Canyon Moon” which found the frontman jumping off the stage to interact with the crowd. During the set, McMahon thanked the audience for coming out to the show even after all the tragedies that had befallen on the state of Florida. The Saturday before the show (June 11), The Voice contestant Christina Grimmie was shot during a meet-and-greet with fans after her show in Orlando. The following day (June 12), a shooter went on a rampage at an Orlando nightclub killing 49 club goers. McMahon thanked the fans for not giving into fear and going out to live life to the fullest before launching into “Holiday from Real,” a song from Jack’s Mannequin’s 2005 release, Everything in Transit. The set wrapped up with the song McMahon wrote specifically for his baby daughter Cecilia, “Cecilia and the Satellite.”

Following a short set change, Panic! at the Disco took the stage. As all the members, including their newly added trio of horn players, made their way onto the stage, frontman Brendon Urie was the last one. He sauntered to his golden microphone, like he owned the place, dressed in a blue blazer, cheetah print shirt, leather pants, and a pride flag draped over his shoulders in the 100+ degree weather. They kicked off their set with one of their newer songs, “Don’t Threaten Me With a Good Time”; a threat they intended to keep. Their 18-song set mostly consisted of new songs off of their recently released album, Death of a Bachelor. Songs like “Hallelujah,” “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” “L.A. Devotee,” “Golden Days,” and more represent the new record. While the summer tour is in support of the new album, they did try to incorporate some of their older tunes into the set list like “Time to Dance” and “I Write Sins, Not Tragedies” from their debut album, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out while “Nine in the Afternoon” was the sole song to represent their sophomore effort, Pretty.Odd. “The Ballad of Mona Lisa” and “Ready to Go” represented 2011’s lukewarmly -received Vice & Virtues while “Vegas Lights,” “Miss Jackson,” and “Girls/Girls/Boys” represented 2014’s Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die.

While most of the show was on the lighter side, there were times when Urie got serious and addressed several important issues. During a speech before “Girls/Girls/Boys,” the frontman addressed the Pulse Orlando shooting, just like McMahon had earlier in the show. Urie, who is a strong supporter of the LBGTQ movement, encouraged all the LBGTQ haters in the crowd to “come at him” if they had a problem with believing that “love is love.” Later in the show, Urie got serious again before the band launched into “This is Gospel.” The singer took the time to encourage the audience members to help out anyone they might know who may be suffering from drug addiction. He then dedicated the song to former Panic! at the Disco drummer, Spencer Smith who officially left the group in 2015 following his own battle with drug addiction. But with the seriousness also came the fun and entertaining. During “Crazy = Genius,” Urie had an intense drum-off with the group’s new drummer and like their previous tour, they  serenaded the crowd with a cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The cover only confirmed the type of vocal range Urie is capable of while “Death of a Bachelor” proved that if the rock-and-roll lifestyle never panned out, Urie could have always have a second career as a lounge singer.

While Panic! at the Disco brought the high energy, Weezer undid everything the Las Vegas-based band managed to do during their set. Weezer has never been the kind of band to rely on stunts like back flips and audience banter; they let their music do the talking. Sadly, that may have been the reason why a large chunk of the sold out audience took that time to either go buy food and merchandise or just leave for the evening. With such an easily distracted crowd, it was interesting to see how the older generation fared better that those pre-teens/teenagers in the crowd. During the show, there were some instances that made you wondered if the band even wanted to be there. “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To” is one of the band’s most energetic and bubbly songs, but instead of acting on it, they just stood there and played the song. Though their energy and interaction with the crowd was lackluster at best, it did not take away from the fact that they sounded just like their records. During their set, they made sure to incorporate many of their older songs like “Undone – The Sweater Song,” “My Name is Jonas,” “We are All on Drugs,” “Pork and Beans,” “Perfect Situation,” and “Island in the Sun” with material from their recently released record, The White Album. Tracks from the new album included “California Kids,” “L.A Girlz,” “King of the World,” and “Thank God for Girls.” During “Thank God for Girls,” a montage of powerful women played behind the band which included icons like Elizabeth Taylor, Tina Fey, Michelle Obama, Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres, and more.

Like many bands, Weezer chose to give the audience a two-song encore to complete their 17-track set list. The group retreated from the stage for a few minutes, only to return when their logo appeared against the black backdrop of the stage. As soon as they returned to face the crowd, they launched into “El Scorcho” from Pinkerton. “El Scorcho” was followed by the one song the vast majority (if not all) of the audience was waiting for; “Buddy Holly.” For the first time since their set kicked off, you could hear the crowd singing in unison “Oo-ee-oo I look just like Buddy Holly,” almost drowning out the band. As the song reached the last notes, confetti was blasted to the crowd. The blast of confetti was so powerful that it was still raining down on exiting audience members ten minutes later.

Whether you were there for Andrew McMahon, Panic! at the Disco, Weezer, or just because you had nothing better to do, it was definitely a fun way to bring in the summer concert season to South Florida.

Weezer visit past music videos for new clip

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Weezer are back with yet another new song from their upcoming new album, The White Album. On Thursday (March 10), the California group released the music video for their latest track, “California Kids.” Instead of going forward with a brand new music video for the song, the band decided to take pieces of their previously released clips and combine them into one music video starring frontman Rivers Cuomo.

From “Thank God for Girls,” the group used a lot of the images from the lyrics video. Images from that video include the guy (Cuomo) sitting at a table in a bakery/restaurant, the picture of Jesus hanging behind him, the pretty waitress taking his order, and of course him stuffing his face (literally) with cannolis. From “King of the World,” the decided to simply pay homage by using black-and-white footage of some the guy (now Cuomo) running away and getting tackled to the sand by a cop. And from “LA Girlz,” we see that little Rivers has now grown up and is still hanging out with a female bodybuilder on the beach. Check out the music video below.

“California Kids” will join “LA Girlz,” “Do You Wanna Get High?,” “King of the World,” and lead single “Thank God for Girls,” on The White Album. The White Album is set to be released on April 1. In support of the new record, Weezer will be hitting the road with Panic! at the Disco and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness for a lengthy summer tour. The complete tour schedule can be seen here.