Weezer are supporting their tenth album with a few release shows, including a gig at Brixton Academy on 5 April 2016.
The self-titled release (unofficially called “The White Album”) is out on 1 April and features the songs ‘Thank God For Girls’ and ‘King of The World’.
“This album was inspired by my experiences hanging around the Westside of Los Angeles, which has been our home since Weezer began,” says the band’s frontman Rivers Cuomo. “Hanging out with people in Venice and Santa Monica, the beach, the Hare Krishnas, the Sikh on roller blades with the guitar, girls on Tinder within a 4 mile radius, seeing other bands, etc. I would just tweet out ‘does anybody wanna hang?’ and then I’d get together with people who responded and talk about life.
“I love California. I wanted the album to have a Beach Boys sort of vibe to make you feel like you were there with us SoCal weirdos even if you’re in Milwaukee in December.”
Weezer released their previous album, ‘Everything Will Be Alright in the End’, in 2014 but last performed in London in 2011.
To date, Weezer – Cuomo (vocals/guitar), Patrick Wilson (drums), Brian Bell (guitar), and Scott Shriner (bass) – have released nine full-length albums, six EPs, and a DVD, selling over nine million records in the United States. Their debut album ‘Weezer’ (aka “The Blue Album”), has been certified triple platinum in the United States alone, and remains their best seller.
- Tickets for Weezer’s Brixton Academy show go on sale on 22 January 2016.