Weezer – 2014 Concert Schedule
After exploding onto the alternative rock scene in the 90s, Weezer has released
nine studio albums, six EPs, a DVD, and has sold over 17 million albums worldwide. Known for their smash hits "Say It Ain't
So" and "Buddy Holly," Weezer is bringing your favorite 90s hits to a venue near you. To see one of the most popular alternative
bands from the 90s, visit StubHub today to get your Weezer concert tickets.
lead singer/guitarist Rivers Cuomo, rhythm guitarist Brian Bell, drummer Patrick Wilson, and bassist Scott Shriner, Weezer
is an alternative rock band that was formed in 1992. The original lineup included Matt Sharp on bass and Jason Cropper on
rhythm guitar, but Brian Bell would replace Cropper before their debut album and Matt Sharp left the band sometime after their
Weezer was signed with Geffen Records in 1993 and began recording their debut album with producer Ric
Ocasek from The Cars. They released their debut album (commonly known as "The Blue Album") in 1994 with their first single
being "Undone – The Sweater Song." The Spike Jonze-directed music video for the single quickly became a hit on MTV,
but it was their second video for "Buddy Holly" that would catapult them to success. The music video featured spliced footage
from the television show Happy Days, with the character Fonzie busting his famous moves. The video earned them four MTV Video
Music Awards, including Breakthrough Video and Best Alternative Music Video. Weezer's third single "Say It Ain't So" was the
crowning glory of the recording, pushing the album to being certified triple platinum in the United States and double platinum
In 1996, Weezer's second studio album Pinkerton was released, which produced the singles "El Scorcho," "The
Good Life," and "Pink Triangle." Due to a brief legal battle with an Encino-based company that shared the same name as the
album, Geffen was forced to pull back on some of the planned promotion and advertising for the album. As a result, the album
was at first determined to be a commercial failure, only peaking at number 19 in the U.S., which was weak when compared with
the huge success of the first album. Pinkerton was stated to be one of the worst albums of 1996 according to a reader's poll
in Rolling Stone magazine, but in a bizarre twist, the album started to gain a cult following. Rolling Stone eventually ranked
the album as number 48 in the 100 Best Albums of the Nineties.
After the tour for Pinkerton in 1997, Weezer went on
a hiatus until 2000. During this time, the band members spent time at home or continued working on their side projects. When
the band eventually reunited again, bassist Matt Sharp was rumored to have left the band, so Mikey Welsh became his replacement.
In April of 2000, Weezer was offered a gig by the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, which was just what the band needed to stimulate
their creativity after such a long break. They rehearsed and recorded new songs, and also joined Warped Tour for several performances.
2001, Weezer released their third album, simply titled Weezer, but commonly known as "The Green Album." The album was a commercial
success, with more pop-oriented hits like "Hash Pipe" and "Island in the Sun" bringing in a new generation of fans. Later
in the year, bassist Mikey Welsh was mysteriously checked into a psychiatric hospital, and he was replaced by bassist Scott
Weezer continued on with their evolving power-pop sound, and released several records throughout the following
decade, including Maladroit, Make Believe, The Red Album, Raditude, and Hurley.
Weezer's Breakthrough Album
breakthrough debut album took them from being an obscure band in Los Angeles to being MTV stars almost overnight. The Blue
Album has since been included on various "must-have" lists and was featured in Pitchfork's Top 100 Albums of the 1990s, Rolling
Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and also the 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time.
you know that Rivers Cuomo wanted to release a space-themed rock opera?
In December of 1994 while Weezer was on break,
Rivers began putting together demos for what he planned on being their second album, a space-themed rock opera that was intended
to flow seamlessly together. The Songs From the Black Hole concept album was eventually dropped.
you've been a loyal fan since The Blue Album or you're a new recruit, seeing Weezer live in concert is a treat for any alternative
rock fan. From "Undone – The Sweater Song" to the angst-ridden songs from the legendary cult record Pinkerton, now is
your chance to catch one of the most popular alternative rock bands. Visit StubHub today to get your Weezer concert tickets
before they're all gone!