Rock fans can celebrate today as Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer are combining forces for their Hella Mega stadium tour in 2020. Joined by opening act, the Interrupter, Green Day will close out each night after performances by Weezer and Fall Out Boy. All three bands also released new music to promote the tour, with Green Day’s “Father of All…”, Weezer’s “The End of the Game” and Fall Out Boy’s “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)” featuring Wyclef Jean.
Kicking off on June 13, 2020 in Paris, the tour will make a number of stops overseas before the North American leg of the Hella Mega tour begins on July 17th at Seattle’s T-Mobile Park. The bands will make stops in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Houston, Miami, New York, Toronto, Detroit and many more, until things come to a close on August 29th in Philadelphia.
Check out the dates for the Hella Mega stadium tour below.
Off their highly anticipated eleventh studio album, Pacific Daydream, the Rivers Cuomo-led Weezer has released their next single, ‘Happy Hour’.
The brand new track can be downloaded here, and follows the release of Pacific Daydream’s first fourtracks, ‘Mexican Fender’, ‘Feels Like Summer’, ‘Beach Boys’ and ‘Weekend Woman’. Pacific Daydream is currently scheduled for an October 27th release via Crush Music/Atlantic Records.
Pre-order Pacific Daydream now and listen to Weezer’s new single ‘Happy Hour’ below.
Tonight Chicago’s 101 WKQX brought some of the best bands in rock and indie to the Aragon Ballroom for their annual The Nights We Stole Christmas. From top to bottom, start to finish, fans were in for a night that they would not soon forget. And while WKQX stole Christmas, the bands stole the show. With Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness’ opening set, Phantogram’s supporting performance, and of course Weezer closing the night, Night One of the holiday festivities was a huge success.
Up first was indie pop act, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, the Andrew McMahon-led group, who performed in support of their 2014 self-titled album. With McMahon killing it on the piano throughout the performance, taking trips into the audience on a couple occasions, energy levels were high during the entire set. And although McMahon first earned fame through his former band Jack’s Mannequin, no one at the Aragon was doing the #MannequinChallenege because the crowd and Andrew himself were live from start to finish.
Next up, Greenwich New York’s Phantogram returned to the Windy City after their Lollapalooza performance with Big Boi months ago. And just like Lollapalooza, the electro rock duo delivered, even if they were short an Outkast. Performing some of their best tracks, like ‘When I’m Small’ and ‘Fall In Love’, as well as some new tracks for the Chicago crowd, Phantogram rocked out for nearly an hour and exceeded our already high expectations.
Last but certainly not least, Weezer greeted the sold-out crowd to perform their catalog of hits. ‘Beverly Hills’, ‘Say It Ain’t So’, ‘Undone — The Sweater Song’, ‘Buddy Holly’ and ‘Hash Pipe’ were just a few of Weezer’s hit singles that got the crowd wild all through the night. Whether fans came for Phantogram, Andrew McMahon or of course the night one headliners, everyone was able to enjoy Weezer’s nostalgic set, which also included memorable performances from their 2016 self-titled album.
Check out our photos from tonight’s performance below and check out the remaining artists for WKQX’s The Nights We Stole Christmashere.
Another two headliners for the World’s Biggest Music Festival Summerfest, have been announced. Co-headling the big gig in Milwaukee on July 9th this year will be alternative rockers Panic! at the Disco and Weezer, at the festival’s Marcus Amphitheater Stage. Also joining the bands will be openers, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness.
Tickets to the show (which include admission to the general festival grounds) will be available at 10 AM on January 22nd at the Summerfest box office or via Ticketmaster.com. The bands now join Selena Gomez, Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan as the festivals announced headliners thus far. The full lineup is expected to release in late March.
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