Weezer Announces Self-Titled New Album (“The White Album”) Due Out April 1st – Summer Shed Tour With Panic at the Disco

Weezer had announced their self-titled, tenth studio album (destined to be known by the color of the record’s cover art – “the white album”), which will be self-released on April 1st, 2016. Produced by the band and Jake Sinclair, The White Album follows 2014’s critically praised Everything Will Be Alright In The End, and continues that record’s celebrated return to musical form. The first new song available from The White Album (which also features last year’s awesome “Do You Wanna Get High?” and current fast-approaching Top Ten Alternative Radio single “Thank God For Girls”) is a sun-bleached sing-along called “King Of The World.”

Listen to “King Of The World” below….

Weezer will also be embarking on a massive, nationwide U.S. co-headlining tour this summer with Panic! At The Disco. The 40+ city tour (tour dates below) will feature Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness as a special guest. Fans can get their tickets early by signing up to the band’s mailing list before January 18th to receive a code to access the pre-sale tickets available on January 19th at 10 am local time – OR – by clicking on Pandora’s specially curated tour mixtape from 2 PM local time on January 19 through 10 PM local time on January 21. General on-sale tickets will be available on January 22 at 10 am local time.

In 2015, Weezer found themselves without a record label for the first time in their career. With no set plan to make a full album, the band let the creativity they poured into EWBAITE continue. Following the tremendous response to the two brilliant songs they released last year, the band decided it was time to cull what they’d been working on into a record.  Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo answered a few questions about it…

What was the inspiration behind the songs on this record?
The inspiration behind the songs were my experiences hanging around the Westside of Los Angeles, which has been our home since Weezer began. Hanging out with people in Venice and Santa Monica, the beach, the Hare Krishnas, the Sikh on roller blades with the guitar, girls on Tinder within a 4 mile radius, seeing other bands, the kids from La Sera. I would just tweet out “does anybody wanna hang?” and then I’d get together with people who responded and talk about life. I love California. I wanted the album to make you feel like you were there with us SoCal weirdos even if you’re in Milwaukee in December.

How do you see this album as a “beach album”?
Obviously my favorite band has always been The Beach Boys, and what I love about them most are the melodies and the chord progressions. I guess the harmonies too. And the orchestration. Can’t forget about the lyrics. So basically everything. I wanted to get that kind of vibe: beautiful tunes and sweet lyrics. I also love the dark side of the beach – Venice after dark, hearing at the Del Monte Speakeasy about how the gangsters used to drag the bodies through the catacombs and leave them under the pier.

What are you most excited/proud of with this album?
I’m proud of the demented lyrics that are like, “What? Who says that? Who thinks that? What planet on am I on? I don’t know, but I kinda wanna stay!” Welcome to our planet, people! After twenty-four years, we still love being in this band and we wanna keep it going for at least another fourteen years.

Tour dates:
3/30/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw (Weezer only)
4/3/16 Manchester, UK @ Academy One (Weezer only)
4/5/16 London, UK @ O2 Brixton Academy (Weezer only)
4/8/16 Amsterdam, NL @ Heineken Music Hall (Weezer only)
6/10/16 Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
6/11/16 Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater**
6/12/16 New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
6/14/16 Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
6/15/16 Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater
6/16/16 Atlanta, GA @ Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood
6/19/16 Charleston, SC @ Volvo Cars Stadium
6/20/16 Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
6/21/16 Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater
6/22/16 Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at VA Beach
6/24/16 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
6/25/16 Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands PAC
6/26/16 Scranton, PA @ Pavilion at Montage Mountain
6/28/16 Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook
6/30/16 Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
7/1/16 Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
7/2/16 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/5/16 Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
7/6/16 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheater
7/8/16 Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater
7/9/16 Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest – Marcus Amphitheater
7/10/16 Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
7/12/16 Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
7/13/16 Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
7/15/16 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
7/16/16 Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater**
7/17/16 Rogers, AR @ Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
7/19/16 St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
7/20/16 Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theater
7/22/16 Brandon, SD @ Badlands Motor Speedway**
7/23/16 Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Hotel & Casino Council Bluffs – Stir Cove**
7/24/16 Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater
7/26/16 Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater
7/28/16 Burnaby, BC @ Deer Lake Park
7/29/16 Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Park
7/30/16 Portland, OR @ Edgefield
7/31/16 San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater**
8/2/16 Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion
8/3/16 San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater**
8/5/16 Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
8/6/16 Irvine, CA @ Irvine Meadows Amphitheater
** Weezer and Panic! At The Disco only.

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