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Say It Ain’t So, Rivers: Is Weezer Caput?

Maybe Weezer doesn’t want to play Make Believe anymore. According to, the band might not come back for a sixth full-length album. “When we were putting [2005’s Make Believe] together and finishing up the artwork, I didn’t know what was going to happen in the future and I told everyone that.” The break-up speculation was fueled by a liner note quoting Shakespeare’s The Tempest: “This rough magic / I here abjure, and, when I have required / Some heavenly music, which even now I do / To work mine end upon their senses that / This airy charm is for, I’ll break my staff / Bury it certain fathoms in the earth / And deeper than did ever plummet sound / I’ll drown my book.” Rivers gives a vague answer to the questions raised by this quote from the bard: “One of the reasons why I put that quote in there, because I thought it’s a really nice way to say goodbye, if it is a goodbye.” Weezer is touring with the Foo Fighers this fall, so if it is a last hurrah, at least it will be a loud one.

Weezer/Foo Fighters tour dates:

9/14, Austin, TX (Frank Erwin Center)
9/15, Dallas, TX (Smirnoff Music Center)
9/17, San Bernardino, CA (Hyundai Pavilion)
9/21, Mexico City, Mexico (Palacio de los Deportes)
9/24, Curitiba, Brazil (Curitiba Festival)
9/27, San Diego, CA (Cox Arena)
9/28, Phoenix, AZ (America West)
9/30, Denver, CO (Pepsi Center)
10/2, Minneapolis, MN (Xcel Energy Center)
10/3, Chicago, IL (Allstate Arena)
10/4, Champaign, IL (University of Illinois)
10/6, Grand Rapids, MI (Van Andel Arena)
10/7, Detroit, MI (Joe Louis Arena)
10/8, Cleveland, OH (Cleveland State University)
10/10, Washington, DC (Patriot Center)
10/11, Bridgeport, CT (Arena at Harbor Yard)
10/13, Philadelphia, PA (Wachovia Center)
10/14, East Rutherford, NJ (Continental Airlines Arena)
10/15, Worcester, MA (Centrum Centre)
10/19, Portland, OR (Memorial Coliseum)
10/26, Seattle, WA (Key Arena)
10/28, Oakland, CA (Oakland Arena) – without Foo Fighters

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