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Friday, August 20, 2010

Weezer tour rumors

By Nick Carrabine

If the rumors are true, I'll go ballistic.

Rivers Cuomo, lead singer of Weezer, told MTV News Thursday that the band is trying to go on a cross-country tour, and in each city, perform two straight nights.

The two-night stop at each city would include performing The Blue Album front to back on the first night, and performing Pinkerton front to back on the second night.

Anyone who knows anything about anything knows that these two albums are Weezer's masterpieces. The band has never even come close to duplicating either of these two albums ever since.

The Blue Album was ranked as the 297th greatest album of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine. Readers of the magazine went 10 steps further and ranked it the 21st greatest album of all time (obviously a stretch.)

It created some of the most popular songs of the past 17 years and songs that are still staples today on radio stations everywhere across America such as "Buddy Holly," "Say it ain't So" and "Undone - The Sweater Song."

In 1996, when Pinkerton was released, it was initially slammed by critics and fans but years later became a cult classic, was re-reviewed by many critics including Rolling Stone Magazine, who eventually gave it 5 out of 5 stars.

It's become most Weezer fans' favorite album, and is by far one of my favorite albums of all time.

These two albums influenced a whole new wave of bands and while I hate to use the term "emo," many critics will argue that these two albums are what inspired that whole scene.

Bands today such as Jimmy Eat World, Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, Yellowcard, The Used and dozens of others will be the first to say Weezer is one of the biggest bands to have an influence on their career thanks to these two albums.

Cuomo said the band is currently talking to promoters in different cities, and if fans are on board, it will happen.

I can't see any Weezer fans not dreaming of this.

Here is a link to the MTV article

And here is a look back at some moments from The Blue Album and Pinkerton:


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