When I was 11 in 1994, the first cassette tape (yea tape, stop laughing) I brought on my own was Weezer’s Weezer (The Blue Album). I was extremely excited. I got it in Record Town. That doesn’t even exist anymore. I had seen the band’s video for “Buddy Holly” on MTV (when they still played videos mind you), in my cousin’s basement one spring day. Possibly after that awful Jenny McCarthy dating show.
Anyway, from that moment on, I was obsessed with the band. They were one of the groups that helped form my love for music, especially indie music. I recall sitting in my backyard listening to it over and over again on my cassette walkman on my swingset. In 1996 Pinkerton came out, and I got it on CD no less (big step) and listened to it on repeat for hours. The strange thing about all of this is that these two records can be seen as the best work that Weezer ever created. Frontman Rivers Cuomo has fallen off the track in his knack for songwriting time and time again, to the point I don’t give their music a second glance now-a-days. This, is sad. But a lot of people have felt the same way.
To rekindle the flame, Weezer have announced the plan for a pending tour in which they will only play tracks from the first two records. Weezer fans rejoice! Cuomo has already talked to MTV News about it so it sounds like a go from the start. When and where these shows will take place are up in the air as of right now, but the best bet is that they’ll be sometime early next year.
Here is what Rivers had to say to MTV:
“We have this really exciting idea to do a tour where we spend two nights in each city, and the first night, we play the entire Blue Album, and the second night, we play the entirety of Pinkerton. We’re just running it by promoters right now to see if there’s sufficient interest in the markets to do something like that, and if they’re on board, it’s gonna happen.”
Check back to Modern Mystery as soon as more information and tour dates drop from the band.