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Weezer Announces New Album, Music Video, 2016 Tour Dates

Weezer 2016 Self-Titled AlbumGood news, Weezer fans: the band has announced a new self titled album, an extensive 2016 tour, and a new music video. The whirlwind announcement was made on their website.

“This album was inspired by my experiences hanging around the Westside of Los Angeles, which has been our home since Weezer began,” frontman Rivers Cuomo wrote. “Hanging out with people in Venice and Santa Monica, the beach, the Hare Krishnas, the Sikh on roller blades with the guitar, girls on Tinder within a 4 mile radius, seeing other bands, etc. I would just tweet out “does anybody wanna hang?” and then I’d get together with people who responded and talk about life. I love California. I wanted the album to have a Beach Boys sort of vibe to make you feel like you were there with us SoCal weirdos even if you’re in Milwaukee in December.”

The album is glued together by the muscular bass lines of Scott Shriner. Check out the bassist’s big sound on the new single, “King of the World”:

Weezer will be have a handful of album release shows in New York, the UK, and the Netherlands before embarking on a summer-long North American tour with Panic at the Disco. The trek begins June 10th in The Woodlands, Texas before circling the U.S. and Canada to wind up in Irvine, California on August 6th.

The album is due out April 1st, which Cuomo promises is not a joke.

Weezer 2016 Tour Dates:

DateLocationVenue
March 30Brooklyn, NYWarsaw
April 03Manchester, UKAcademy One
April 05London, UKO2 Brixton Academy
April 08Amsterdam, NLHeineken Music Hall
June 10The Woodlands, TXCynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 11Corpus Christi, TXConcrete Street Amphitheater
June 12New Orleans, LABold Sphere Music at Champions Square
June 14Miami, FLBayfront Park Amphitheater
June 15Tampa, FLMidflorida Credit Union Amphitheater
June 16Atlanta, GALakewood Amphitheatre
June 19Daniel Island, SCVolvo Cars Stadium
June 20Charlotte, NCPNC Music Pavilion
June 21Raleigh, NCWalnut Creek Amphitheater
June 22Virginia Beach, VAVeterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
June 24Bristow, VAJiffy Lube Live
June 25Canandaigua, NYConstellation Brands - Marvin Sands PAC
June 26Scranton, PAPavilion at Montage Mountain
June 28Gilford, NHBank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook
June 30Wantagh, NYNikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 01Mansfield, MAXfinity Center
July 02Holmdel, NJPNC Bank Arts Center
July 05Camden, NJBB&T Pavilion
July 06Toronto, ONMolson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 08Clarkston, MIDTE Energy Music Theatre
July 09Milwaukee, WISummerfest - Marcus Amphitheater
July 10Tinley Park, ILHollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 12Noblesville, INKlipsch Music Center
July 13Nashville, TNAscend Amphitheater
July 15Dallas, TXGexa Energy Pavilion
July 16Oklahoma City, OKZoo Amphitheater
July 17Rogers, ARWalmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
July 19Maryland Heights, MOHollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 20Kansas City, MOStarlight Theatre
July 22Brandon, SDBadlands Motor Speedway
July 23Council Bluffs, IAHarrah’s Hotel & Casino Council Bluffs - Stir Cove
July 24Englewood, COFiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
July 26Salt Lake City, UTUSANA Amphitheatre
July 28Burnaby, BCFestival Lawn at Deer Lake Park
July 29Redmond, WAMarymoor Park
July 30Troutdale, OREdgefield
July 31Mountain View, CAShoreline Amphitheatre
August 02Phoenix, AZAK-Chin Pavilion
August 03Chula Vista, CASleep Train Amphitheatre
August 05Santa Barbara, CASanta Barbara Bowl
August 06Irvine, CAIrvine Meadows Amphitheatre