Weezer to release self-titled
Weezer announced today a North American tour in support of their top ten album Weezer (referred to as the Red Album). Starting September 23 at the Tsongas Center in Boston, the band will embark on a five week tour including dates in New York City at Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles’ Great Western Forum. This is the band’s first tour in three years. Drummer Pat Wilson announced, “if you want to rock, you know where to find us!”
Weezer (Red Album) is the band’s boldest album, sonically and lyrically, fearlessly reaching places never before heard in popular music. The Red Album’s first single “Pork and Beans” just spent 11 weeks at #1 at Modern Rock radio (the longest streak for a song in 2008) and it’s accompanying video has been viewed on Youtube over ten million times. The song is about self-empowerment, where people are urged to follow their instincts as exemplified by the lyrics “I’m a do the things that I want to do/I ain’t got a thing to prove to you.”
Release date: 06/24/08
Label: Geffen Records
Single: Pork & Beans
Buy at: Amazon
Opening Weezer’s tour are Angels and Airwaves and Tokyo Police Club.
San Diego-based Angels and Airwaves are currently headlining all of Warped Tour 2008 in support of their sophomore release I-Empire, which debuted in the top ten and spawned the hit single “Everything’s Magic”. Singer and guitarist Tom Delonge says, “the Weezer tour is an amazing event, not only for us as a band, but its going to be the best tour of the year for fans, we’re excited to be a part of it”.
Tokyo Police Club is a 4-piece band from Toronto, Ontario. Following one of the most successful 16 minutes in recent history (2006's A Lesson in Crime EP) is back and currently on the road supporting their critically acclaimed debut full length Elephant Shell.
The following are the dates for Weezer’s North American tour:
Sep 23 Boston, MA Tsongas Arena
Sep 24 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Sep 26 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Casino
Sep 27 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Center
Sep 29 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
Sep 30 Toronto, ON Air Canada Center
Oct 2 Chicago, IL All State Arena
Oct 3 St. Paul, MN Xcel Arena
Oct 5 Denver, CO Broomfield
Oct 7 Salt Lake City, UT E Center
Oct 9 Portland OR Memorial Coliseum
Oct 10 Vancouver, BC GM Place
Oct 11 Seattle, WA Key Arena
Oct 13 San Jose, CA Events Center
Oct 14 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Oct 17 San Diego, CA Cox Arena
Oct 18 Phoenix, AZ Arizona State Fair
Oct 20 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
Oct 21 Dallas, TX Nokia Theater
Oct 23 Houston, TX Reliant Arena
Oct 25 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Arena
Weezer will release the sixth album in its storied history today with 'Weezer'. The album is one of the most anticipated in the band's history, fueled by the #1 Modern Rock single "Pork and Beans" and its video. The song has held the top spot for 5 consecutive weeks. The single is a song of self empowerment, where people are urged to follow their instincts as exemplified by the lyrics "I'm a do the things that I want to do/I ain't got a thing to prove to you."
The video for the single features a multitude of YouTube stars in a tribute to the cultural phenomenon that YouTube has become and is the top viewed music video on the internet with well over 5 million viewings on YouTube itself. It has been quickly added to rotation on MTV, Vh-1, and Fuse. MTV is further supporting the band by putting them into their 52 Bands in 52 Weeks program where MTV handpicks one band weekly and gives them the equivalent of over 11 hours of on-air promo per week on the channel.
'Weezer', which people are referring to as the "Red Album" to differentiate it from two previous eponymous albums, is a collaborative effort with all band members taking a turn at songwriting and singing lead vocals. In the studio working with Garrett "Jacknife" Lee, Rick Rubin, and themselves as producers the band used a fearless approach to challenge themselves to make the most ambitious album they could. The result is a complete album with a hodgepodge of influences synthesized to make one kick ass album.
"The album is meaty, crunchy and melodic like a good Weezer album should be," says frontman Rivers Cuomo. Cuomo previously described the new songs, which were co-produced by Rick Rubin, as "dark and deep and beautiful," and "definitely more sophisticated and adventurous. You'll hear very long songs ... and non-traditional structures."
The first single "Pork and Beans" is #1 on the Alternative chart. Other tracks include "Everybody Get Dangerous", "Automatic", "Ms. Sweeney", "I'm the Greatest Man That Ever Lived", and "Daydreamer".
Weezer one of the biggest and most influential bands of the last decade will for the third time in its six-album history release a self-titled album. The new album will hit streets on June 24 through DGC/Interscope Records.
To distinguish it from the other eponymous albums its being referred by people as “The Red Album” There are now no more primary colors to describe eponymous Weezer albums having exhausted blue and green previously (to learn more about primary colors go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primary_color). Comprised of sessions produced by Rick Rubin, Jacknife Lee and the band itself, the album is adventurous and undeniable Weezer pop-rock. The first single, the quirky and catchy “Pork and Beans,” was recorded under the watch of the Irishman Lee and will soon be a Weezer classic. The song which will be available to buy digitally on April 22, is already at Modern Rock Radio and a video will be available in early May.
Great albums are culminations of the past with an eye to the future, and the Red Album has parts “Blue Album,” “Pinkerton,” and forges new territory with all four members taking turns singing lead. The “Red Album” is the rarest of modern music combinations: being both immediate and having the quality of growing better upon each subsequent listen. Weezer’s last album, Make Believe spurred the band’s highest charting Top 40 single (#2) in “Beverly Hills,” and had two #1 Modern Rock hits with “Beverly Hills” and “Perfect Situation. That album sold platinum in U.S.
"self-titled" by Weezer - release date: 06/24/08..