Weezer Covers Toto’s “Rosanna” in Response to Campaign to Get Them to Cover Toto’s “Africa”

But What Does Rosanna Arquette Think?

May 24, 2018
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A teenaged Weezer fan named Mary has been trying to get the band to cover Toto's 1982 hit "Africa" via a jokey Twitter account fittingly named "weezer cover africa by toto." After several months of this, the band has responded by covering Toto's... "Rosanna." It was also a hit single from 1982 and also featured on their Toto IV album (it's the opening track, "Africa" is the closing track). Check it out below, followed by the video for the original. 

Weezer released a new album, Pacific Daydream, last October via Crush Music/Atlantic and are reportedly working on a new album, Black Album. "Rosanna" was rumored to be about actress Rosanna Arquette (Desperately Seeking Susan, Pulp Fiction), who was dating Toto keyboard player Steve Porcaro at the time, but the song was actually based on various girls.

 

Weezer and Pixies 2018 Tour Dates:

6/23/18 - Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
6/26/18 - New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
6/27/18 - Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
6/29/18 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
6/30/18 - Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
7/6/18 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/7/18 - Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/8/18 - Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
7/10/18 - Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
7/11/18 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
7/13/18 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/14/18 - Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
7/15/18 - Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheatre
7/17/18 - Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
7/18/18 - Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
7/20/18 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/21/18 - Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
7/22/18 - Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
7/24/18 - Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
7/25/18 - Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
7/27/18 - Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/28/18 - Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
7/29/18 - Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
7/31/18 - Greenwood Village, CO @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
8/1/18 - West Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
8/4/18 - Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
8/7/18 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/11/18 - Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
8/12/18 - Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion

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