Weezer will launch a North American tour in support of their top 10 album “Weezer,” which is also referred to as the “Red Album”....

Weezer will launch a North American tour in support of their top 10 album “Weezer,” which is also referred to as the “Red Album”. Starting on September 23 in Boston, MA and winding down five weeks later on October 25 in Atlanta, GA. Angels & Airwaves and Tokyo Police Club are the support acts. This is the band’s first tour in three years.

“Weezer” is the band’s boldest album, sonically and lyrically. The first single “Pork and Beans” just spent 11 weeks at #1 at Modern Rock radio (the longest streak for a song in 2008), and its accompanying video has been viewed on Youtube over 10 million times. The song is about self-empowerment, where people are urged to follow their instincts as exemplified by the lyrics “I’m a do the things that I want to do/I ain’t got a thing to prove to you.”

Recently Weezer, with the help of local radio stations, has been reaching out to musicians to create “Hootenannys” across the country. An idea hatched by lead singer Rivers Cuomo (after his mom explained how music was often spread in the good ole days), fans were hand-picked and told to bring their instruments to an unusual location where audience and band become one and jam on Weezer classics and cover songs.

San Diego-based Angels & Airwaves are currently headlining all of Warped Tour 2008 in support of their sophomore release “I-Empire,” which debuted in the top 10 and spawned the hit single “Everything’s Magic.” Tokyo Police Club, a four-piece band from Toronto, ONT, is back and currently on the road supporting their critically acclaimed debut full length album “Elephant Shell.”

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Weezer itinerary:
(Dates subject to change)

September 23 Boston, MA Tsongas Arena
September 24 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
September 26 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Casino
September 27 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Center
September 29 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
September 30 Toronto, ONT Air Canada Center
October 2 Chicago, IL All State Arena
October 3 St. Paul, MN Xcel Arena
October 5 Denver, CO Broomfield
October 7 Salt Lake City, UT E Center
October 9 Portland OR Memorial Coliseum
October 10 Vancouver, BC GM Place
October 11 Seattle, WA Key Arena
October 13 San Jose, CA Events Center
October 14 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
October 17 San Diego, CA Cox Arena
October 18 Phoenix, AZ Arizona State Fair
October 20 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
October 21 Dallas, TX Nokia Theater
October 23 Houston, TX Reliant Arena
October 25 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Arena