Weezer Headed to Australia
It’s time to dust off your 1996 tour t-shirts, because Weezer
are touring Australia and we're giving away tickets
This is happening! This is real life! Last month, front man of the Californian alt-rock band Rivers Cuomo posted the fairly un-subtle Facebook status
, “Australia!” providing us with a glimmer of hope and a legitimate reason to stalk the shit out of his Facebook page/Twitter feed/Instagram on a regular basis. Today, Weezer have finally come through with the goods, announcing their first Australian tour for 16 years.
Just minutes ago Rivers and bassist Scott Shriner called in to triple j from the US, confirming the visit. The band will return to our Island in the Sun in January, playing a run of shows around the country. Not only will they be playing a selection of their greatest hits, but also 1994's The Blue Album
from start to finish. Welcome back Weezer, it’s been too long between drinks.
Looks like the maker of website Weezer Hates Australia
is going to have to commit blogicide, or at least make some serious adjustments to their mission statement.
FACT: Spike Jonze directed the band's second video, for 'Buddy Holly'.
WEEZER TOUR DATES:
Sunday 13 January - Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Wednesday 16 January - Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
Saturday 19 January - Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney
Wednesday 23 January - Perth Arena, Perth
Tickets go on sale Thursday 26 July at 9am.