Weezer Nail Down Tour Dates With Dashboard Confessional

Outing kicks off July 6 in West Valley, Utah.

Weezer have finalized the itinerary for their summer Enlightenment Tour outing with Dashboard Confessional.

Sparta, the new band featuring former members of At the Drive-In (see "Sparta Rise From At The Drive-In's Ashes With EP, Tour"), have been added to the bill, which will also include the Strokes on select dates. Those dates, on which the New York City garage rockers will perform between Dashboard Confessional and Weezer, have not been disclosed.

The Enlightenment Tour will hit mostly amphitheaters, which Weezer drummer Pat Wilson suggested might provoke more Phish-like jams from the group (see "Weezer Hitting Sheds With Dashboard Confessional, Strokes").

Weezer's fourth album, Maladroit, debuted last week at #3 on Billboard's album chart.

Another Weezer album of sorts was released Tuesday from Take-Out Records. Only in Dreams: Classical Music Inspired By Weezer features classical versions of "Island in the Sun," "Photograph" and six other Weezer tunes. It is available at www.classicalweezer.com.

Enlightenment Tour dates, according to Weezer's spokesperson:

  • 7/6 - West Valley, UT @ E Center

  • 7/7 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

  • 7/9 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center

  • 7/11 - Tinley Park, IL @ Tweeter Center

  • 7/12 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre

  • 7/14 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheatre

  • 7/15 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center

  • 7/17 - Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center

  • 7/18 - Columbus, OH @ Polaris Amphitheater

  • 7/20 - Hartford, CT @ ctnow.com Meadows Music

  • 7/21 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center

  • 7/22 - Wantagh, NY @ Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater

  • 7/23 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

  • 7/26 - Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center at the Waterfront

  • 7/27 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post

  • 7/29 - Atlanta, GA @ HiFi Buys Amphitheatre

  • 7/30 - Nashville, TN @ TBA

  • 8/1 - The Woodlands, TX @ C.W. Mitchell Pavilion

  • 8/2 - Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Centre

  • 8/4 - Selma, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

  • 8/7 - Phoenix, AZ @ TBA

  • 8/9 - Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

  • 8/10 - Chula Vista, CA @ Coors Amphitheatre