Weezer 2014 Tour
Once labeled a one hit wonder, Weezer—heroes of rock geekdom—proved critics wrong and maintained the kind of staying power most bands only dream of. Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and (later) Scott Shriner, formed Weezer in Los Angeles in 1992, and became one of the most improbably popular groups to rise from post-grunge remnants. The garage band kids lifted rock music with bouncy guitar riffs, humorous lyrics and a quirky image over the last two decades. Fronted by an unsuspecting rock star—a champion of Buddy Holly glasses and perpetually single comic book reader—Weezer made the quintessential nerd, cool.
Several works from Weezer are widely considered rock milestones, and their self-titled album (aka the blue album) launched the group into fame in the mid-90s. Citing their influence from Cheap Trick, Kiss and the Pixies, Weezer crafted irresistible radio-ready hits: from “Island in the Sun” to “Beverly Hills” and “Buddy Holly,” as well as insightful alt-rock ballads “Say it Ain’t So,” offbeat indie tracks, “Undone (the Sweater Song)” and even a hip-hop jam, “Can’t Stop Partying (ft. Lil Wayne)”.
It’s been twenty years since the release of Weezer’s modest-turned-monster debut, but the band is still rolling. Weezer has been extremely busy of late and, amid their active tour schedule, the group has an album titled “Everything Will Be Alright in the End” due to drop this year. Rivers Cuomo and Co. have gained a reputation for their awesome live shows, filled to the brim with their best fan-favorites. Whether you’re a die-hard 90s fan or a post-Pinkerton recruit, buy Weezer tickets today and experience their signature power-pop sound in person!