Weezer has begun a tour in which they invite hundreds of fans to perform classic Weezer tunes with the band.
“We’re going to go on a tour. It’s called the Hootenanny Tour, and it’s coming to your town in June. We’re gonna bring ourselves and invite a bunch of Weezer fans down to bring their instruments and, uh, jam with us. I don’t know, 100, 200 people, whatever. Everyone come down and bring an instrument– whatever you can play– and we’ll jam out on our songs.” The tour is set up like a contest, and the winners get to play with the band. Each performance will be recorded by a local radio station for future radio play. The song selection will be slightly different and limited per tour, Phoenix got these gems: “Pork and Beans”, “Island in the Sun”, a cover of Radiohead’s “Creep”, “Say It Ain’t So”, “El Scorcho”, and the amazingly awful “Beverly Hills”. Anything with Radiohead’s got me.
06-17 Phoenix, AZ
06-19 Portland, OR
06-20 San Francisco, CA
06-21 Seattle, WA
06-23 Los Angeles, CA
The folks in Weezer are also planning a REAL tour for sometime in the fall.