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 23Boston, MATsongas Arena
September 24New York, NYMadison Square Garden
September 26Atlantic City, NJBorgata Casino
September 27Philadelphia, PASusquehanna Center
September 29Detroit, MIThe Palace of Auburn Hills
September 30Toronto, ONTAir Canada Center
October 2Chicago, ILAll State Arena
October 3St. Paul, MNXcel Arena
October 5Denver, COBroomfield
October 7Salt Lake City, UTE Center
October 9Portland ORMemorial Coliseum
October 10Vancouver, BCGM Place
October 11Seattle, WAKey Arena
October 13San Jose, CAEvents Center
October 14Los Angeles, CAThe Forum
October 17San Diego, CACox Arena
October 18Phoenix, AZArizona State Fair
October 20Austin, TXFrank Erwin Center
October 21Dallas, TXNokia Theater
October 23Houston, TXReliant Arena
October 25Atlanta, GAGwinnett Arena

Last Updated on August 6, 2008 by By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen