Saturday, August 21, 2010
[pitchfork.com] The newly major-label free Weezer have a new album, Hurley (aka the one with the absurd, Lost-referencing album cover), out September 14 via Epitaph. They've got a new single out, too, the alt-rock-tastic "Memories". Lots of looking ahead towards the future, right? Well, it seems that Weezer might look back with a possible tour that would find the band playing their two most beloved albums, 1994's Weezer (aka "The Blue Album") and 1996's Pinkerton, in their entirety, as MTV reports.
Frontman Rivers Cuomo told MTV News about the possible touring plans while shooting the sure-to-be-ridiculous video for "Memories": "We have this really exciting idea to do a tour where we spend two nights in each city, and the first night, we play the entire Blue Album, and the second night, we play the entirety of Pinkerton. We're just running it by promoters right now to see if there's sufficient interest in the markets to do something like that, and if they're on board, it's gonna happen."
Drummer Pat Wilson added to MTV, ""Yeah, it would probably be a Blue/Pinkerton tour. It's an idea, we're still examining the mathematics of everything, looking at the logistics and schedules ... you know." Sounds like it might happen, then-- let's hope they don't play, uh, anything after Pinkerton.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 3:01 AM