Weezer is extending the reach for its late-year Memories Tour with a couple new stops. The venture will now visit five cities as the band dedicates two nights in each market to full-album performances of fan favorites “The Blue Album” and “Pinkerton.”
The alt-rock veterans recently finalized plans for a stand in New York, NY, where they’ll play December 17-18 at Roseland Ballroom. The first 2011 dates for the Memories Tour have also been confirmed: January 7-8 stand at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL.
When Weezer first announced the Memories Tour in late September, the itinerary included plans for a pair of New York City shows, but exact performance dates and a venue were not yet finalized. At the time, full details were also released for two-night events in Universal City and San Francisco, CA, as well as Boston, MA.
Public onsales for both California shows began earlier this month, with ticket prices starting at $18.50 and running up to $99.50. The next batch of onsales arrive on October 9 for the Boston and Chicago markets, while New York City sales arrive later on October 16.
According to current Ticketmaster.com listings, regular tickets in Boston will run from $58 up to $63.50, before fees, while passes for each Chicago date are set at $42.25, before fees. Regular admission prices for New York City have not been publicly announced.
The first night in each market will be dedicated to Weezer’s 1994 eponymous debut, popularly referred to as “The Blue Album,” while the second night will cover 1996’s cult favorite “Pinkerton.” Each night will also include other hits from Weezer’s catalogue; more details are available on Weezer’s official Web site.
Lately Weezer has received media attention for a reason other than its upcoming tour and recent album release in September. Non-fan James Burns started a fundraising campaign on ThePoint.com that calls for the band to break up if donors can raise $10 million. In the call-to-action, Burns notes that the goal will be met if all 852,000 individuals who bought “Pinkerton” donate $12 to the cause.
Weezer drummer Patrick Wilson responded via Twitter, joking that the band will do a “deluxe breakup” for $20 million. Donations made on ThePoint.com will only be collected if the $10 million pitch is met, according to a note on the campaign page. Burns’ campaign is currently $9,999,652 away from its goal.
Weezer – Memories Tour itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|November 26 – 27||Universal City, CA||Gibson Amphitheater|
|November 29 – 30||San Francisco, CA||Knob Hill Masonic Auditorium|
|December 14 – 15||Boston, MA||Orpheum Theatre|
|December 17 – 18||New York, NY||Roseland Ballroom|
|January 7 – 8||Chicago, IL||Aragon Ballroom|