As if to prove that hard rock and geek rock don't mix, Cold have left the Weezer tour and will head out on their own trek that kicks off Tuesday in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Cold had been heckled frequently during their opening sets, according to a Weezer band associate. Cold singer Scoot Ward came backstage after an abbreviated set Friday in Chicago and announced the band was leaving the tour, the associate said. Weezer fan Mike Lauber was at the United Center show and said that Cold were "mercilessly booed," and that fans were throwing things at Ward before he left the stage.
"Cold is exhausted," the band's label, Interscope, said in a statement. "They've been on the road non-stop for over a year and they wanted to take some time off and regroup before their upcoming headline dates."
The group was scheduled to open for Weezer until the tour wraps up in Wantagh, New York, on Saturday before heading to Europe. Electronic-punk band TheStart, which features former Snot drummer Jamie Miller, are opening for Weezer on the remaining stateside shows, according to that group's label.
Cold, who released their debut album, 13 Ways to Bleed on Stage, a year ago, will be joined on the road by speed metal outfit Dope, who will put out their second album, Life, on October 30.
Cold/Dope tour dates, according to Interscope Records:
10/2 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe 10/3 - Poughkeepsie, NY@ The Chance 10/4 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre 10/5 - Manchester, NH @ Chantilly's 10/6 - Hershey, PA @ Shakey's 10/8 - State College, PA @ The Crowbar 10/9 - Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre 10/10 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa 10/11 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre 10/12 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall 10/13 - Knoxville, TN @ Blue Cats 10/14 - Greenville, SC @ The Handlebar 10/16 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade 10/17 - Jacksonville, FL @ Edge 2000 10/18 - Fort Myers, FL @ Neptune's of Boston 10/19 - Sunrise, FL @ Sunrise Musical Theatre 10/20 - Tampa, FL @ The Masquerade 10/21 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live 10/23 - Houston, TX @ Engine Room 10/24 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunset Station 10/25 - Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Live 10/27 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock 10/28 - West Hollywood, CA @ Roxy Theatre 10/29 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's 11/1 - Chico, CA @ Brick Works 11/3 - Seattle, WA @ Breakroom 11/5 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater 11/6 - Boise, ID @ Big Easy 11/8 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre 11/13 - Omaha, NE @ Ranch Bowl 11/14 - Des Moines, IA @ Toad Holler 11/15 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave 11/16 - Green Bay, WI @ Riverside Ballroom 11/17 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall 11/19 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue 11/20 - Chicago, IL @ Metro 11/21 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall 11/22 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House 11/23 - Buffalo, NY @ The Showplace 11/24 - Providence, RI @ Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel 11/27 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre 11/28 - Old Bridge, NJ @ Birch Hill Nightclub 11/30 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza