Love early Weezer albums and hate the high seas? You’re in luck: fans who were skint (or sea-squirmish) around the time Weezer cruise tickets went on sale last year may now enjoy the emo-Caribbean jaunt’s musical accoutrements, which revived the band’s 2010 Blue Album-and-Pinkerton tour in a double performance of the albums, beyond these YouTube fan videos. The band just announced a new festival-heavy tour via a short, sweet, and to-the-point video (looking at you, Green Day) posted to their YouTube account that will include a pair of über-meta shows repeating those nostalgic performances of the entirety of two of their most beloved 90s albums (via This is Fake DIY).
The 11-date adventure will hit up only two traditional venues (the rest are all festivals — there’s even a fair!) before descending onto the Hard Rock Live stage in Orlando, coincidentally not too far from where the Weezer Cruise docked, in Miami, for two nights consisting only of the band’s first and second albums, The Blue Album and Pinkerton, in their entirety. Sadly, the jaunts probably won’t include a repeat performance from that pint-sized fan who rocked along to Ozma’s set on the cruise. Another appearance by Lost‘s Jorge Garcia, though…
It’s a safe bet that Weezer would also encourage you to explore Rivers Cuomo’s vaults vis-à-vis his $75 Pinkerton Diaries Box Set before showing up in Orlando on November 11, and, you know, while you wait for that tenth studio album you’ve been patiently anticipating for two years.
Weezer 2012 Summer/Fall Tour Dates
July 13 – Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Rocks the Harbor Fest
July 14 – Cincinatti, OH @ Bunbury Music Festival
July 27 – Hammond, IN @ Horseshoe Hammond
July 28 – Somerset, WI @ Soundtown Festival
July 29 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Cove at Harrah’s Council Bluffs
Sept 15 – Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Music Festival
Oct 10 – Fresno, CA @ The Big Fresno Fair
Oct 12 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
Nov 9 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Mahaffeey Theater
Nov 10 – Orlando, FL (Memories Show, Weezer, a.k.a. The Blue Album) @ Hard Rock Live
Nov 11 – Orlando, FL (Memories Show, Pinkerton) @ Hard Rock Live