Weezer – 2014 Concert Schedule
Weezer helped to define the thriving alternative rock scene of the 1990s,
and they continued to delight fans throughout the years that followed with their incredible albums. Now that Weezer is back
on tour, you can hear all of their classic songs, like "Say It Ain't So," "Pink Triangle," "Buddy Holly," and many more. Weezer
is slated to visit a number of venues and events this year, including Quebec's Amnesia Rockfest, Dover's Firefly Music Festival,
and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Summer Concert Series. You don't want to miss your chance to see one of the best alternative
rock bands from the 90s, so be sure to check them out on their upcoming tour.
The 90s alternative
rock scene produced a number of popular bands, one of which was Weezer. Comprised of Rivers Cuomo on lead vocals and guitar,
Brian Bell on rhythm guitar, Patrick Wilson on drums, and Matt Sharp on bass guitar, the band released their self-titled debut
album in 1994, commonly known as "The Blue Album." Weezer's debut album contained the popular hits, "Undone – The Sweater
Song," "Say It Ain't So," and "Buddy Holly." Backed by its massively successful hits, the album reached the number 16 position
on the Billboard 200 chart, and it went on to become certified several times platinum in the U.S.
By 1996, Weezer had
released their second studio album, "Pinkerton," which has since gone on to develop a cult following among fans, and it is
considered to be one of their best albums. With songs like "El Scorcho," "Pink Triangle," and "The Good Life," the album featured
a darker, more edgy sound, and it received accolades years later. "Pinkerton" was listed as the 16th greatest album of all
time in a Rolling Stone poll, and it was added to the Rolling Stone Hall of Fame. In addition, Guitar World included the album
as number 76 on their list of the "Top 100 Guitar Albums of All Time," and Spin placed it as number 61 on a list of the "100
Best Albums from 1985 to 2005."
After returning from a tour in support of "Pinkerton," Weezer went on a brief hiatus
for a few years, but they returned in 2001. With a slightly different lineup, including bassist Mikey Welsh in place of Matt
Sharp, Weezer went on to release their third studio album known as "The Green Album." With a noticeably more pop-driven sound,
the album produced a number of popular hits like, "Island in the Sun," "Hash Pipe," "Photograph," and other power-pop tunes.
"The Green Album" entered the charts at number 4 and it has since sold over 1,600,000 copies in the United States alone. Following
the release of "The Green Album," Weezer's lineup experienced another shift, with Scott Shriner replacing Mikey Welsh on bass
With their revived interest and a new generation of fans, Weezer released several more records in the years
that followed. Their fourth studio album, "Maladroit," was likewise a success, with a peak position of number 3 on the Billboard
200. The album quickly achieved gold status, and it produced popular songs like "Dope Nose," "Keep Fishin," "Death and Destruction,"
and "Burndt Jamb." After "Maladroit," Weezer continued to release a steady stream of records, including "Make Believe," "Raditude,"
"Hurley," and more. The band is currently working on their tenth studio album, "Everything Will Be Alright in the End," which
is slated for a release date in late 2014 or early 2015.
Weezer's Breakthrough Album
When Weezer appeared
on the alternative rock scene in 1994, fans couldn't get enough of their catchy tunes like "Buddy Holly," "Say It Ain't So,"
and "Undone – The Sweater Song." Aided by the popularity of their music video for "Buddy Holly," the band later went
on to receive MTV Video Music Awards for Best Alternative Music Video and Breakthrough Video. Their sophomore album followed
in 1996, and it would go on to remain one of their most revered albums by fans. With its edgier rock sound, "Pinkerton" was
eventually certified gold and was later included in many "best of" lists for albums of the 90s. Since their inception, Weezer
has continued to record and release records that contain the perfect blend of power chords, pop, and shredding guitar solos
to keep fans coming back for more.
How did Weezer come up with the album name for "Maladroit?"
they were naming their fourth studio album, Weezer held a contest on their website's message boards, allowing fans to suggest
ideas. One message board poster had the idea of "Maladroit," and the name was subsequently chosen.
can't hear the name Weezer without songs like "Say It Ain't So" and "Buddy Holly" coming to mind. This prolific alternative
rock band from the 90s has a number of popular albums in their repertoire, and they continue to impress fans with their releases
throughout the years. Now is your chance to see Weezer live in action as they head out for another concert tour. If you're
ready to rock out with Weezer, then be sure to visit StubHub to get your concert tickets in advance, and get ready to enjoy