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February 3 @ 5:00 pm$96.80 – $206
Weezer (supporting Foo Fighters)
Weezer is an American alternative rock, power pop band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1992. The band has released nine albums and sold over 10 million albums in the US.
Formed of members Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner, Weezer have been heavy weights on the alternative scene since day one, with their style being described as everything from emo to power pop.
Every album Weezer has released since 1994 has placed in the top 20 of the US album charts, with the majority of Weezer’s albums charting somewhere in the top 10. Three of Weezer’s nine studio albums have been self-titled and are respectively known as the “Blue Album”, the “Red Album” and “The Green Album”.
Despite the band’s popularity and the generally good reviews each of their albums have received, the only Weezer single to have made it into the top ten of the US singles chart was the 2005 single “Beverley Hills”. Nonetheless, Weezer has a strong following cultivated by their extensive touring over the years.
Weezer’s second album “Pinkerton” has achieved somewhat of a cult status among fans, and is considered to be a collection of the band’s greatest and most influential work. Indeed, multiple bands including The Fall of Troy and Real Estate list Weezer as being a vital influence to their work. The band themselves attribute a lot of their creative inspiration to Kiss, Oasis, Nirvana and The Beach Boys.
Weezer has been recognized for their work since their earliest days with one of their debut singles. “Buddy Holly”, winning the band an MTV Video Music Award. The band’s 2008 single “Pork and Beans” also won the band a Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video.
Weezer’s creativity and work ethic have certainly paid dividends so far in their musical journey, and, will continue to do so, I’m certain, for many years to come.