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Weezer Announce “The White Album,” Share “King of the World” Video

Weezer ("The White Album") Due Out April 1

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Weezer have announced a new album and shared a new song and video. The album is officially titled Weezer, but in the tradition of their other self-titled album, unofficially it’s called The White Album to match its album cover (previously other self-titled Weezer albums were dubbed The Blue Album, The Green Album, and The Red Album). The band has shared a new song from the record, “King of the World,” via its video (watch below) and the album is due out April 1. The band has also announced some tour dates.

The album features last year’s singles “Thank God For Girls” and “Do You Wanna Get High?” SCANTRON directed the “King of the World” video. Below is the album tracklisting and the band’s tour dates (they will also be performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday, January 19). Weezer’s last full-length album was 2014’s Everything Will Be Alright in the End. In the press release announcing The White Album there was this brief Q&A with frontman Rivers Cuomo about the record:

What was the inspiration behind the songs on this record?

The inspiration behind the songs were my experiences hanging around the Westside of Los Angeles, which has been our home since Weezer began. 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, the kids from La Sera. 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 make you feel like you were there with us SoCal weirdos even if you’re in Milwaukee in December.

How do you see this album as a “beach album”?

Obviously my favorite band has always been The Beach Boys, and what I love about them most are the melodies and the chord progressions. I guess the harmonies too. And the orchestration. Can’t forget about the lyrics. So basically everything. I wanted to get that kind of vibe: beautiful tunes and sweet lyrics. I also love the dark side of the beach - Venice after dark, hearing at the Del Monte Speakeasy about how the gangsters used to drag the bodies through the catacombs and leave them under the pier.

What are you most excited/proud of with this album?

I’m proud of the demented lyrics that are like, “What? Who says that? Who thinks that? What planet on am I on? I don’t know, but I kinda wanna stay!” Welcome to our planet, people! After twenty-four years, we still love being in this band and we wanna keep it going for at least another fourteen years.

Weezer (“The White Album”) Tracklist:

01 California Kids
02 Wind in Our Sail
03 Thank God for Girls
04 (Girl We Got A) Good Thing
05 Do You Wanna Get High?
06 King of the World
07 Summer Elaine and Drunk Dori
08 L.A. Girlz
09 Jacked Up
10 Endless Bummer

Weezer Tour Dates:

03-31 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
04-03 Manchester, England - Academy One
04-05 London, England - O2 Brixton Academy
04-08 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Heineken Music Hall
06-10 Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *#
06-11 Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheater *
06-12 New Orleans, LA - Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square *#
06-14 Miami, FL - Bayfront Park Amphitheater *#
06-15 Tampa, FL - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater *#
06-16 Atlanta, GA - Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood *#
06-19 Charleston, SC - Volvo Cars Stadium *#
06-20 Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion *#
06-21 Raleigh, NC - Walnut Creek Amphitheater *#
06-22 Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach *#
06-24 Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live *#
06-25 Canandaigua, NY - Constellation Brands - Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center *#
06-26 Scranton, PA - Pavilion at Montage Mountain *#
06-28 Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook *#
06-30 Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater *#
07-01 Boston, MA - Xfinity Center *#
07-02 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center *#
07-05 Philadelphia, PA - BB&T Pavilion *#
07-06 Toronto, Ontario - Molson Canadian Amphitheater *#
07-08 Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater *#
07-09 Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest - Marcus Amphitheater *#
07-10 Chicago, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheater *#
07-12 Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Center *#
07-13 Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater *#
07-15 Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion *#
07-16 Oklahoma City, OK - Zoo Amphitheater *
07-17 Rogers, AR - Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion *#
07-19 St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheater *#
07-20 Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theater *#
07-22 Brandon, SD - Badlands Motor Speedway *
07-23 Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah’s Hotel & Casino Council Bluffs - Stir Cove *
07-24 Denver, CO - Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater *#
07-26 Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheater *#
07-28 Burnaby, British Columbia - Deer Lake Park *#
07-29 Seattle, WA - Marymoor Park *#
07-30 Portland, OR - Edgefield *#
07-31 San Francisco, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater *
08-02 Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion *#
08-03 San Diego, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheater *
08-05 Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl *#
08-06 Irvine, CA - Irvine Meadows Amphitheater *#

* with Panic! At the Disco
# with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness


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