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Weezer unveils Memories Tour Dates

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Weezer is getting nostalgic all of a sudden.

The group is hitting the road for its fall Memories Tour where they will perform the Blue Album and Pinkerton in their entirety. A surprising turn for frontman Rivers Cuomo who is notorious for loathing the Pinkerton Album, which he referred to as hideous and a huge mistake in 2001.

Nonetheless, Cuomo, now 40-years-old, has had a change of heart and Weezer has announced the first two stops for the tour: Los Angeles on Nov. 26 and 27 and San Francisco Nov. 29 and 30.

Each city will get two dates, according to Weezer’s website one Blue Album set plus greatest hits and a Pinkerton setlist with greatest hits. Thus to hear both albums performed live in their entirety you will need to buy two tickets to each show. Having seen Weezer live four times, I strongly recommend attending both shows if they add your city.

The tour comes on the release of Weezer’s 8th album “Hurley” and the group’s third release in three years. Most notable is the band’s departure from major label Geffen, DGC/Interscope for the first time. Turning to Epitaph for the release, there really is no radical change for the band.

“Hurley” named after the clothing company, not Jorge Garcia’s character on Lost who is featured on the album cover.

If anything Weezer shies away from the pop/hip-hop direction it took on “Raditude” and reverts back to its rock roots. “Hurley” has more parallels with the “Blue Album” than it does with the band’s latest efforts.

Notable tracks include: Memories, Trainwrecks, Unspoken and Brave New World.

Perhaps more impressive than the new album is the fact that Cuomo has already finished recording the band’s ninth album titled “Death to False Metal” and are currently in the process of recording their 10th album.

In a recent Q&A with Rolling Stone, Cuomo said he is working two albums ahead and that “Death to False Metal” is a collection of material that was too “either too poppy, too heavy-metal or to weird”  to make it on any of the group’s seven Geffen records.

For their new music video for Memories Weezer teams up with MTV’s Jackass Crew. Jackass releases its new 3D movie on Oct. 15.

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Written by David Young

September 25, 2010 at 8:10 am

Posted in Album Review, Concerts, MP3s, Music

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  1. […] has a way to go before he meets his goal. Perhaps someone should have told him Weezer already has two more albums in the […]


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