Weezer has a really bizarre career trajectory that is especially polarizing amongst fans. The group has two critically acclaimed records. These are their 1994 self-titled record, commonly known as the Blue Album, and its follow-up release, Pinkerton. The rest of their catalog is critically spotty and brandished with only a few glimpses of greatness.
This is all mentioned because Weezer digs back deep into their catalog in 2014 by playing one of three very fascinating setlits. The group has a core set which consists of a few key, later day tracks. This includes common show opener “Memories” which is the opener to their 2010 release, Hurley. “Troublemaker” from the Red Album follows that up with confidence and the group even deploys their mainstream breakthrough “Beverly Hills,” which is sometimes swapped out for another hit from the same album, “Perfect Situation.”
Weezer mixes it up after that initial set with one of three distinct paths. One is their performance of the Blue Album in its entirety. It is also played in order, opening the second half of the setlist with fan favorite “My Name is Jonas” and closing with the beautifully quaint “Only in Dreams,” which still stacks as one of the longest songs in their career.
Another set option is a performance of Pinkerton in its entirety. This includes Pinkerton’s opener “Tired of Sex” and all the way to its closer, “Butterfly.” Which way Weezer goes changes with each evening.
The group is known to abandon this concept entirely and do a mix of both of these albums. The first half of the set leans into the newer material, where the second half consists of big hits and less popular jams from both of these albums.
The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Variations on a Shaker Hymn)
Island in the Sun
You Gave Your Love to Me Softly
Back to the Shack
Tired of Sex
No Other One
Across the Sea
The Good Life
Falling for You
My Name Is Jonas
No One Else
The World Has Turned and Left Me Here
Undone (The Sweater Song)
Surf Wax America
Say It Ain’t So
In the Garage
Only in Dreams
How do I get access to presale tickets for Weezer’s tour?
Presale Passwords Info is an online directory with presale passwords available for a wide variety of shows. The resource currently has a selection of Weezer presales available. Users need an account with both TicketMaster for ticket purchase and the website itself. The presales are usually restricted to general admission or front sections, and do not include meet and greets or VIP’s.
These are obtained through the Weezer Tix fan club page. Unfortunately, not every show is included in their fan club presale option, so users need to look through and find if their show is available in this format.
Who is Weezer’s publicist and press contact?
Weezer recently signed to indie imprint Epitaph Records. Contractually, this means the record label is also their core press contact. You should have the best luck contacting Epitaph Records member Austin Griswold who remains Weezer’s press contact. You can reach him at Austin@epitaph.com.
“It followed, then, that fans of the band knew just about every word of Weezer’s set Sunday night at Stir Cove. Songs such as “Perfect Situation,” “Buddy Holly” and “Say It Ain’t So” were performed perfectly by the band, and the songs’ lyrics were echoed back by the audience word for word. I don’t think I’ve seen that much of an audience belt out the words since an Elton John concert a few years ago.” – Kevin Coffey of Omaha Herald
“As “Memories” began, Mr. Cuomo announced, “Everybody hop on board the Weezer time machine.” The material ran in reverse chronological order, 2010 to 1994. Weezer charged through brash, tuneful, half-jokey songs about success (“The Greatest Man That Ever Lived”), self-sabotage (“Perfect Situation”) and longing (“Only in Dreams”). And Mr. Cuomo played the rock star: dancing, jumping on a trampoline up to the high platform of Weezer’s touring drummer, Josh Freese, and glad-handing his way all around Roseland.” – Jon Pareles of the New York Times
“Weezer took the stage with a rocking rendition of “My Name is Jonas” with all the energy fitting of this legendary band. Rivers, Patrick, Brian and Scott spent the rest of the evening blazing through all their hits. “Perfect Situation”, “Pork and Beans”, “Island in the Sun” and “Beverly Hills” were some of the highlights for me, but the event center exploded when the first cords of “Buddy Holly” spilled out over the crowd.” – Kristyn Clarke of UK Skinny Pop
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