Weezer Sign to Epitaph, Releasing New Album, Going on a Tour to Promote…The Blue Album?

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

We all know that alt-rock icons Weezer have signed to Epitaph Records after a 16-year stint on Geffen. We all know the new album, Hurley, is coming out in a few weeks and has stupid cover art. However, the big surprise you might not know is that Weezer might be heading out on a major tour…and will likely only be playing songs from 1994’s self-titled “blue” album and 1996’s Pinkerton.

As reported by MTV News, Rivers Cuomo has stated, “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.”

Seems like that would be the logical thing to do. By appealing to the bands’ fans from their peak years in the mid-’90s — who are all in their (rather, our) late-20s/early-30s — they’ll likely have much better turnouts at the shows than if they try to grab new fans from Epitaph’s teeny-bopper fanbase. I don’t care about their new album. I stopped caring long before the first time I heard the first few hand claps on that obnoxious turd of a song “Beverly Hills.” I want to remember Weezer in all their glory: tired of sex, and rocking out at Arnold’s Drive-In:

  • Alex

    That would be fucking amazing. Those are the best albums by far.

  • http://cons.truct.org/ Eric

    Sign me up! Pinkerton forever!

  • http://www.thedrunkenbrawl.com Chris “Hamstar” Roberts

    This… made me spit out my drink. I would drop everything I was doing to go to one of these shows. 4 hour drive? No problem. Hours in line? No problem.

    Just give me “Across the Sea” and I’ll weep tears of joy.

  • Matthew

    Yes. Well said. From the third album on this band fell far; from the Beverly Hills hand clapping they have never recovered.

  • Liam

    So. . . they are admitting that all the other albums are bunk now? Does anyone else feel vindicated?

  • http://www.musicbyday.com Marvin

    those would be pretty short sets… The Blue Album is 41 minutes and Pinkerton is only 34 minutes.

    It makes more sense for them to do them both on the same night (75 minutes)

  • http://www.musicbyday.com Marvin

    Maybe they mean they are going to play the whole album plus some newer songs? That makes more sense to me from what they said… In his quote he didn’t say that they would _only_ play those songs… just that they would play the album in full.

  • Derrick

    I know this might not be a popular opinion but I think Make Believe is the best thing they did in the years since Blue and Pinkerton…once you get past Beverly Hills it’s a pretty awesome album…Perfect Situation and Hold Me are terrific songs…really all the songs other than Beverly Hills are pretty solid

  • BOBski

    Yay, Weezer needed to get their heads outta their rears and listen to the past greatness of Pinkerton. Don’t get me wrong Maladroit was awesome, and Green and Make believe had some good tunes…but the fans deserve the Weezer we fell for in the 90’s.