WEEZER TO LAUNCH "THE MEMORIES TOUR" DRIVEN BY STATE FARM® THIS FALL WITH PERFORMANCES OF BAND'S
CLASSIC ALBUMS IN THEIR ENTIRETY
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Two-Night Stands in L.A., San Francisco, Boston & New York to Feature Live Renditions of Band's Self-Titled Debut ("The Blue Album") & Pinkerton Plus Greatest Hits Sets
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Greatest Hits Set to Include Songs from Weezer's
#6 Debuting Album Hurley
|LOS ANGELES (September 24, 2010) - Following hot on the heels of their just-released Epitaph Records debut Hurley, which entered the Billboard 200 at #6 and marked their sixth consecutive Top 10 album release, Grammy® Award-winning alternative rock band Weezer have announced the details of "The Memories Tour" Driven by State Farm®. Beginning on Friday, November 26th, the band will perform four very special residencies in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and New York, during which they will play two classic albums in their entirety. |
On the first night of each two-date residency, the band will perform their triple-platinum 1994 debut Weezer (aka "The Blue Album") from start to finish, followed by a set of greatest hits including songs from Hurley. On the second night, they'll perform 1996's follow-up and fan favorite Pinkerton, followed by a different set of greatest hits and songs from Hurley. The currently scheduled tour itinerary is included below, with further details to be announced in the coming days.
"State Farm is proud to partner with Weezer on their upcoming tour," said Todd Fischer, manager of national sponsorships at State Farm. "We are looking forward to working with Weezer, a band known for its creativity, on an innovative way that we can be there for their fans." To find out more about how State Farm is giving back to music fans, please visit www.facebook.com/StateFarmNation.
Public tickets go on sale as early as Friday, October 1st, and American Express cardmembers will have access to tickets prior to public on-sales (see dates below). Weezer has teamed up with I Love All Access to provide a variety of VIP ticket packages for the shows, including premium seats, meet and greets, photo ops, exclusive gifts, pre-show parties and more. For more information, please go to www.iloveallaccess.com.
Weezer's "The Memories Tour" Driven by State Farm® Itinerary
Friday, November 26 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheater *
Saturday, November 27 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheater #
American Express Early On-Sale: September 25 - September 30.
Tickets on sale to the public: October 1.
Monday, November 29 San Francisco, CA Knob Hill Masonic Auditorium *
Tuesday, November 30 San Francisco, CA Knob Hill Masonic Auditorium #
American Express Early On-Sale: September 25 - October 2.
Tickets on sale to the public: October 3.
Tuesday, December 14 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre *
Wednesday, December 15 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre #
American Express Early On-Sale: October 2 - October 8.
Tickets on sale to the public: October 9.
NYC concert dates, venue and on-sale information coming soon.
* Features performance of Weezer aka "The Blue Album," followed by greatest hits.
# Features performance of Pinkerton, followed by a different set of greatest hits.
Weezer has been making headlines recently, starting when the group kicked off Hurley's September 14th release date with a "YouTube Invasion" that found them incorporated into videos from top YouTube celebrities. To date, YouTube has recorded in excess of 11 million views for the Weezer-related videos. Shortly thereafter, Weezer's surprise performance at the Dunes Inn Hotel in Hollywood for AXE Music's "One Night Only" concert series on September 21st caused a media frenzy, as the band slayed a packed crowd with a "best of" set list. The show featured guest appearances from friend of band and Hurley cover model Jorge Garcia, My Chemical Romance, and a host of Hollywood's hottest celebrities. Check out photos and video from the event here: http://tinyurl.com/2556uqk.
Weezer also recently teamed up with long-time friend Johnny Knoxville and the Jackass crew to film a rambunctious new video for Hurley's first single, "Memories," which can be viewed here:http://tinyurl.com/33zhcoy. The song will be featured on the soundtrack to the crew's highly anticipated new movie "Jackass 3-D."
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