UK Dates For Rescheduled Hella Mega Tour Announced

Does everyone remember The Hella Mega Tour? The massive Stadium tour featuring Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer? Well because of COVID it got put back which has happened again and is now going to happen in 2022.

The band have released a short statement for fans, which you can read below:

“Europe + UK. -this past year has been chaotic to say the very least, and while we hoped we’d be able to make the Hella Mega Tour a reality for you this summer, COVID had other plans. With that being said, your shows will now be happening in 2022. Your tickets are good for the new dates, so make sure to hold onto them!

And for all of you in the US, we’re still planning on coming to see you this summer!”

Here’s the dates:

June 2022

24th – London Stadium, London

25th – John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield

27th – VENUE TBA, Dublin

29th = Bellahouston Park, Glasgow

Weezer Share New Track, ‘I Need Some Of That’

Californian quartet Weezer have shared a new track ‘I Need Some Of That’, which is off their delayed record ‘Van Weezer’.

You can stream and listen to ‘I Need Some Of That’ below.

The band’s fifteenth studio album, ‘Van Weezer’, is set to be released on May 7th 2021 via Crush Music/Atlantic Records.

Pre-orders for the record can be made via the band’s official webstore.

Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Says 2021 Hella Mega Tour Is Currently Going Ahead

With the current panemic still cursing the touring economy at the moment, gigs and events are still being postponed with Glastonbury Festival the latest casualty and the status of UK shows being up in the air. Rivers Cuomo has said that as far as he knows, the 2021 Hella Mega Tour is still going ahead.

The massive run which will see Weezer, Fall Out Boy and Green Day perform across the UK, EU and USA which dates were rescheduled from last year. Cuomo has told NME that:

“My manager just told me yesterday that the U.S. promoter is still saying it’s gonna happen. That could change, but I’m not making any other plans for the summer.”

In more lighter and brighter new however, Weezer will be released their record, ‘Ok Human’ this friday. Check out their track, ‘All My Favourite Songs’ below.

Rivers Cuomo Explain Why ‘Ok Human’ Is Being Released Before ‘Van Weezer’

A few weeks ago fans woke up to the news that Weezer were releasing a brand new record soon and that’s before their upcoming full length ‘Van Weezer’ drops in May.

River’s Cuomo spoke to NME on the reason behind releasing ‘Ok Human’ before their aforementioned future 2021 release.

He says that Weezer actually finished up the more understated OK Human before they received the offer to join Green Day and Fall Out Boy on the huge Hella Mega Tour in massive venues across the world (which, of course, is still to happen). However, he realised that OK Human wouldn’t translate as well in these kinds of stadiums and arenas: ​“We were like, ​‘Okay, we just made the worst possible type of album you could make before a stadium rock tour,’” Rivers says.

In OK Human’s place Weezer got to work on a hair-metal and stadium-rock-inspired record, Van Weezer – an album they thought would work much better live on the Hella Mega run. But we all know what then happened next…

“So we were like: ​‘Well, now we’ve just made the worst possible album for a time when you can’t actually tour or perform or rock out,’” Rivers says of the pandemic. ​“When nobody is going to concerts, how can you possibly promote a stadium rock album?”

Hence the decision to switch the albums around again, moving OK Human (a ​“quirky, personal, non-commercial album with no big guitars”) forwards, and dropping Van Weezer in the summer to coincide with the start of Weezer’s global run with Green Day and Fall Out Boy – which, the frontman says, is seemingly still going ahead as planned right now.

So there you go. Ahead of the release of OK Human, Weezer recently shared new single All My Favorite Songs – check that out below:

Weezer Debut The First Track From Surprise Record

The other day Weezer announced their brand new surprise record from their upcoming surprise record which will be released next week.

‘All My Favourite Songs’ is the first track off ‘Okay Human’ which will release on 29th January 2021.

Check out the track below.

In addition to ‘All My Favourite Songs’, their previously announced ‘Van Weezer’ is set to be released on 7th May 2021.

New Weezer Record COming Next Week

Weezer are releasing a brand new record at the end of next week!

The surprise release, which will be titled as ‘OK Human’ is set to drop on 29th January 2021.

This is preceded by the first single, ‘All My Favourite Sons’ which will be available tomorrow, (Thursday 21 January 2021).

This record will be followed up by the previously announced ‘Van Weezer’, which was recorded before ‘Ok Human’ but will be released on 7th May 2021.

Here’s the tracklisting for the record.

1. All My Favourite Songs
2. Aloo Gobi
3. Grapes of Wrath
4. Numbers
5. Playing My Piano
6. Mirror Image
7. Screens
8. Bird With a Broken Wing
9. Dead Roses
10. Everything Happens for a Reason
11. Here Comes the Rain
12. La Brea Tar Pits

Rivers Cuomo (Weezer) Puts Over 2500 Previously Unreleased Demos Up For Sale

Weezer fans this one is for you!

The fantastic Rivers Cuomo, the frontman of the band has revealed that as part of a Web Programming course he’s doing, he has created a marketplace of 2655 previously unreleased demos.

That’s right, Two Thousand, Six Hundred and Fifty Five!

It’s split into nine different packages which cost $9 per package, with Cuomo offering up tasters and explanations for each collection with hours upon hours of unheard of unshared material.

Check out the full catalogue here.

Weezer are set to release their upcoming record, ‘Van Weezer’ in 2021.

Check out their latest single, ‘Beginning Of The End’ below.

Rescheduled Hella Mega UK Tour Dates Announced

After postponing the tour dates this year, there was some uncertainty as to whether the UK dates for the Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer joint tour would be going ahead.

After some waiting, it has been announced the new UK dates will take place next year in June 2021!

Here are the dates.

June 2021

26th – John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield

28th – Bellahouston Park, Glasgow

30th – VENUE TBA, Dublin

So, yeah! It’s all going ahead after all! I hope everyone kept ahold of their tickets for this event!

And so that everyone is kept in the loop, here’s one of each band’s latest tracks.

Here’s Green Day with ‘Oh Yeah!’

Fall Out Boy’s ‘Dear Future Self’

And Weezer’s ‘Hero’.

“A Number Of” European Hella Mega Shows Postponed Until Summer 2021

Sadly we knew it was coming. “A number of” scheduled 2020 Hella Mega Tour EU Shows have been postponed until summer 2021.

Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer have posted the news on their social media accounts.

“There’s nothing that makes our bands happier than playing shows, and maybe no other tour that we’ve all been this excited for, but due to the current health crisis, we’re having to postpone a number of our European shows,” read their joint statement.

“We’re just as disappointed as you are, but the safety of our fans, staff and touring crew is our top priority. We’re working hard to finalize dates for the rescheduled shows next summer, so hold on to those tickets.”

“Keep rocking, safely, at home.”

According to the Hella Mega Tour Website, the UK shows aren’t postponed as of yet but check the dates you’re in attendance for to make sure what’s happening with your show.

The tour dates postponed are as follows so far:

June 2020

13th – La Defense Arena, Paris

14th – Stadspark, Groningen, Netherlands

17th – Antwerps Sportpaleis, Belgium

19th – Rock For People, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

21st – Ernst – Happel Stadion, Vienna, Austria

 

Green Days Hella Mega Glasgow Show Just Got Bigger!

You remember that mega tour, Hella Mega, which Weezer, Fall Out Boy and Green Day are all a part of?

Well, good news for all the people who missed out on the Glasgow show because the venue got upgraded!

It was originally meant to go off at Ballouston Park but has now been moved to Glasgow Green!

Original tickets are still valid and additional tickets are available now. Granted this post is coming a day later so if there’s more out there, get on this ASAP!

The Hella Mega UK leg takes place June 24th – 29th 2020.

I’m actually headed to the Huddersfield date of the tour and can’t wait for it to all godown! Hopefully, I’ll see some of everyone there on the day!