At the end of January, Weezer surprised fans with the release of a decade-spanning collection of covers, The Teal Album. Now, the Rivers Cuomo-fronted rock act is gearing up to drop their long-anticipated The Black Album on March 1st. With their thirteenth record on the way, the band stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday evening, performing a barbershop-style rendition of “Buddy Holly” and the forthcoming collection’s latest single, “Living in L.A.”.
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All four Weezer musicians — Cuomo, guitarist Brian Bell, bassist Scott Shriner, and drummer Patrick Wilson — participated in the ridiculous, a capella version of their 1994 breakthrough hit as members of the show’s Ragtime Gals. Decked in matching candy-striped jackets and straw hats, the group was joined by host Jimmy Fallon as well as two enthusiastic barbershop singers for the harmony-laden performance of “Buddy Holly”. Watch it below.
Later, the ’90s rock icons returned with a more traditional arrangement of “Living in L.A.”. The track is the fourth released single off their upcoming Dave Sitek-produced album, following “Can’t Knock the Hustle”, “Zombie Bastards”, and “High as a Kite”. Laced with falsetto vocals from Shriner throughout, the performance of the power chord-heavy tune was highlighted by its propulsive bassline and a brief yet shreddy guitar solo from Cuomo. Revisit the broadcast below.
In other news, after the newest Weezer record drops later this week, the band will embark on a co-headlined tour with Pixies starting on March 8th. Early on during this shared stint, both acts will join up with TV on the Radio for a highly anticipated triple bill at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden on March 12th. See Weezer’s full tour itinerary below, and grab tickets here.
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Weezer and Pixies 2019 Tour Dates:
03/08 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
03/10 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
03/12 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden ^
03/13 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
03/14 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
03/16 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
03/17 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
03/19 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
03/20 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
03/22 – Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
03/24 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
03/26 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
03/27 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
03/28 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
03/30 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
03/31 – Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center
04/05 – Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Center Arena
04/06 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
04/07 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
04/09 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
04/10 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
04/12 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Event Center
^ = w/ TV on the Radio