We all remember Weezer when they had their first rise to fame in the mid 1990’s when they released huge hit songs like Say It Ain’t So and Buddy Holly which were later followed by even bigger hit singles including Hash Pipe, Island in the Sun, We Are All on Drugs, and Beverly Hills. The band are definitely not strangers to creating catchy, upbeat tunes that always hit the charts at top speed. Not only does their music make an impression during it’s release, it is often remembered as “vintage” or “way-back” music and is played often on radio stations and in bars and lounges.
Formed in 1992, the band have had major success over the last two and a half decades. From plenty of singles over 25 years to hundreds of live concerts and shows at festivals, it seems that Weezer are not slowing down anytime soon. After all, it was only last year they released their self-titled album The White Album which peaked at number 4 on the Billboard charts and was nominated for a Grammy.
Weezer are back this year and heading out on tour this summer and fall, hitting plenty of festivals and concert halls across both North America and Europe. With the release of a new song called Feels Like Summer, Weezer are set to release a whole new album, which has yet to be named. Bringing in the summer early with their latest new track, it reminds us of the old school material that Weezer once wrote, created, and had us all jamming out to. However, it still has that modern feel that tells us it might be the song of the summer. Feels Like Summer has the usual story telling lyrics that the band use to create an image of love, life, and ultimately good times.
Have a listen here:
Weezer will head on tour this summer, playing at plenty of festivals across the continent. They will also play at South by Southwest this weekend in Austin, Texas. If you don’t have tickets for the festival there this weekend, don’t worry because the band will play at plenty more festivals across both America and Canada.
Here are the dates and locations for the Weezer summer tour:
Mar 17 – SXSW at Brazos Hall, Austin, TX
Mar 18 – SXSW at Rachael Ray’s Feedback Party, Austin, TX
Mar 31 – SaskTel Centre, Saskatoon, SK
Apr 02 – MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB
Apr 04 – Shaw Conference Center, Edmonton, AB
Apr 05 – Grey Eagle Resort & Casino Event Centre, Calgary, AB
Apr 06 – Encana Events Centre, Dawson Creek, BC
Apr 08 – South Okanagan Event Centre, Penticton, BC
Apr 09 – The Showbox, Seattle, WA
May 03 – Sunfest 2017, West Palm Beach, FL
May 04 – St Augustine Amphitheatre, St. Augustine, FL
May 11 – Waterside District, Norfolk, VA
May 12 – 1065 The End’s Birthday Bash, Charlotte, NC
May 13 – XL102’s BFD, Richmond, VA
May 14 – DC101 Kerfuffle 2017, Columbia, MD
May 19 – Hangout Music Fest, Gulf Shores, AL
May 20 – Hangout Music Fest, Gulf Shores, AL
May 21 – Hangout Music Fest, Gulf Shores, AL
May 28 – Boston Calling, Boston, MA
Jun 16 – Firefly Music Festival, Dover, DE
Jun 24 – ID1OT Music Festival + Comic Conival, Mountain View, CA
Jun 25 – Arroyo Seco Weekend, Pasadena, CA
July 14 – Forecastle Festival, Louisville, KY
July 15 – Forecastle Festival, Louisville, KY
July 16 – Forecastle Festival, Louisville, KY
Aug 18 – The Big Festival, Oro-Medonte, ON
Aug 19 – The Big Festival, Oro-Medonte, ON
Aug 20 – The Big Festival, Oro-Medonte, ON
Sep 15 – KAABOO, Del Mar, CA
Sep 16 – KAABOO, Del Mar, CA
Sep 17 – KAABOO, Del Mar, CA
In mid October, the band will head across the pond to play at festivals and concert halls across Europe. Afterwards, they will head to the UK to finish up their tour. Stay tuned as always for an update on the rest of the album once Weezer release more information!
And if you’re looking for a little way-back playback, here you go: