Weezer is eyeing a May release for its fifth studio album, “Make Believe.” As previously reported, the Geffen set will be preceded in the coming weeks by the single “Beverly Hills,” a video for which was shot two weekends ago at the Playboy mansion in Los Angeles.
According to the band’s official Web site, the Marcos Siega-directed clip should “start shaping up” by “the end of the weekend.”
“The song speculates about living the life of movers and shakers, but concludes that there’s no way to cross over from the ‘real world’ to the ‘fantasy world’ (even if one who is ‘normal’ has indeed become ‘famous’),” the site says. “But for a few minutes the idea is tossed about, taken to the level of longing for a life of extreme celebrity.”
At deadline, Weezer’s only confirmed U.S. show is April 30 at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. Seven European dates are on tap in June.
Here are Weezer’s tour dates:
April 30: Indio, Calif. (Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival)
June 3: Nurburgring, Germany (Rock am Ring Festival)
June 4: Nuremberg, Germany (Rock im Park Festival)
June 5: Hamburg (Grosse Freheit)
June 10: Nickelsdorf, Austria (Nova Rock Festival)
June 13: Birmingham, England (Academy)
June 14: London (Brixton Academy)
June 17: Glasgow (Carling Academy)