With the impending re-release of what is now one of the most fondly remembered albums in Weezer’s catalog, the band has decided to revisit the albums live.
Weezer announced that the band will be playing two New York shows where the main focus will be the band’s first two albums (The Blue Album and Pinkerton but you probably already knew that).
The band will be playing Roseland Ballroom for two nights, December 17th and 18th. General admission tickets will go on sale Saturday, October 16th.
If you don’t live in New York, Weezer will still be doing a national tour. However the focus will be more Hurley and less Pinkerton. Weezer will be…
Oct 30 Chastain Park Amphitheatre Atlanta, GA
Nov 26 Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal City Walk Universal City, CA
Nov 27 Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal City Walk Universal City, CA
Nov 29 Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium San Francisco, CA
Nov 30 Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium San Francisco, CA
Dec 14 Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA
Dec 15 Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA
Dec 17 Roseland New York, NY
Dec 18 Roseland New York, NY
Jan 7 Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL
Jan 8 Aragon Ballroom Chicago, I
Although initially tagged as a disappointment upon release in 1996, Weezer’s Pinkerton has enjoyed an almost unanimous change of heart.
Rolling Stone felt obligated to go back and re-review the CD in 2004, upping the initial 3-star review (out of a possible 5) to…5 stars. Meanwhile, Spin ranked it in the top hundred albums of 1985-2000 and Guitar World ranks it in the top hundred guitar albums of all time.
So you could say the second opinion of the album has been a little more favorable.
Now Weezer has decided to re-release this suddenly popular album with a complete second disc’s worth of unreleased material, out on November 2nd.
The Pinkerton-Deluxe set is a two-disc set with B-sides, unreleased tracks, live tracks and (duh) the original album itself. A Weezer fan could not ask for more.
Specifically, the discs are laid out like this:
1. Tired Of Sex
3. No Other One
4. Why Bother?
5. Across The Sea
6. The Good Life
7. El Scorcho
8. Pink Triangle
9. Falling For You
B-Sides and More:
11. You Gave Your Love To Me Softly
13. The Good Life (Radio Remix)
14. Waiting On You
15. I Just Threw Out The Love Of My Dreams
16. The Good Life (Live and Acoustic)
17. Pink Triangle (Radio Remix)
18. I Swear It’s True*
19. Pink Triangle (Live and Acoust
1. You Won’t Get With Me Tonight*
2. The Good Life (Live at Y100 Sonic Session)*
3. El Scorcho (Live at Y100 Sonic Session)*
4. Pink Triangle (Live at Y100 Sonic Session)*
5. Why Bother? (Live at Reading Festival 1996)*
6. El Scorcho (Live at Reading Festival 1996)*
7. Pink Triangle (Live at Reading Festival 1996)*
8. The Good Life (Live at X96)
9. El Scorcho (Live and Acoustic)*
10. Across The Sea Piano Noodles*
11. Butterfly (Alternate Take)*
12. Long Time Sunshine*
13. Getting Up And Leaving*
14. Tired Of Sex (Tracking Rough)*
15. Getchoo (Tracking Rough)*
16. Tragic Girl*
“It’s all happening,” as Penny Lane would say.
Only weeks after Weezer announced they would be touring eventually playing just The Blue Album and Pinkerton, they have already revealed the dates of when and where the shows are taking place. Are you ready to fully relive your youth folks? Well we know we are. Okay, here it goes, check out all of the Weezer dates for the nicely titled “Memories Tour.” Those in bold mark the beginning of the tour as prior dates will focus on promoting their newest disaster release Hurley (Epitaph)
09-24 Columbus, OH – Ohio State University
09-25 Peoria, IL – Bradley University
10-01 Las Vegas, NV – Mirage Hotel and Casino
10-29 New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Festival
10-30 Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre
11-26 Los Angeles, CA – Gibson Amphitheatre (Memories Tour)
11-27 Los Angeles, CA – Gibson Amphitheatre (Memories Tour)
11-29 San Francisco, CA – Nob Hill Masonic Center (Memories Tour)
11-30 San Francisco, CA – Nob Hill Masonic Center (Memories Tour)
Pretty sad looking right? For the reason there is no East Coast dates….yet. We have our fingers crossed though that the tour will head all over the country. It would be a shame if i didn’t.
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.