Weezer Announce First Blue/Pinkerton Tour Dates

Memories Tour will make two-night stops in L.A. and San Francisco.

Weezer are men of their word. Last month, when we visited the set of Weezer’s “Memories” video in Sun Valley, California, frontman Rivers Cuomo revealed exclusively to MTV News that they had an ambitious tour concept cooking.

“We have this really exciting idea to do a tour where we spend two nights in each city, and the first night, we play the entire Blue Album, and the second night, we play the entirety of Pinkerton,” Cuomo said, invoking the names of the band’s first two albums. “We’re just running it by promoters right now to see if there’s sufficient interest in the markets to do something like that, and if they’re onboard, it’s gonna happen.”

Apparently the interest was there: Weezer have announced on their website that they’ll be hitting Los Angeles and San Francisco at the end of November for two nights apiece, with more dates to be announced, for what’s being billed as the Memories Tour. On top of playing Blue and Pinkerton from start to finish, a “greatest-hits set” will also be included at the shows, according to the site.

VIP tickets go on sale Friday at 1 p.m., and an American Express presale starts Saturday. Tickets for the L.A. show go on sale to the public October 1, and the San Francisco dates will be available October 3.

Weezer’s indie-label debut, Hurley, hit stores last week, landing at #6 on the Billboard albums chart. The video for “Memories,” which featured the crew from “Jackass” and a whole lot of skateboarding, premiered on MTV earlier this month.

Weezer’s Memories Tour dates so far, according to their website:

» 11/26-27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Gibson Amphitheatre
» 11/29-30 – San Francisco, CA @ Nob Hill Masonic Center

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