Weezer fans have a lot of reasons to be happy lately – their band is playing classic albums Blue and Pinkerton in their entirety at upcoming shows, and there’s that deluxe edition of Pinkerton hitting the shelves November 2. Now the band’s sweetened the deal, announcing Philly power poppers Free Energy and California lo-fi queen Best Coast as openers for some of the Blue/Pinkerton shows.
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo took to Weezer’s official forum on their website to announce the news, adding “I love these bands!” Best Coast will handle the Los Angeles shows, while Free Energy will tackle both the Boston and New York shows. No word yet on who will open the San Francisco or Chicago shows.
Weezer’s tour dates are as follows:
11/26 – Los Angeles, CA – Gibson Amphitheater *%
11/27 – Los Angeles, CA – Gibson Amphitheater #%
11/29 – San Francisco, CA – Knob Hill Masonic Auditorium *
11/30 – San Francisco, CA – Knob Hill Masonic Auditorium *
12/14 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre *^
12/15 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre #^
12/17 – New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom *^
12/18 – New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom #^
01/07 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Entertainment Center *
01/08 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Entertainment Center #
* = Features performance of Weezer aka “The Blue Album,” followed by greatest hits.
# = Features performance of Pinkerton, followed by a different set of greatest hits.
% = w/ Best Coast
^ = w/ Free Energy