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Weezer Finally Cover Toto’s “Africa” After Long Fan Campaign

Last Week They Covered Toto's "Rosanna"

May 29, 2018 Weezer
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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 finally responded last week by covering Toto’s “Rosanna” instead, a song also featured on their Toto IV album (it’s the opening track, “Africa” is the closing track). Weezer’s amusing response seemed to be the punchline to the whole silly affair. But no, Weezer has now actually covered “Africa.” Check out their faithful version below.

Now if only Weezer would recreate the iffy video for Toto’s original, in which the band performed on a giant book about Africa, among other things. Watch that original video below too, followed by a tweet from the fan, who understandably doesn’t know what to do with herself now.

Weezer released a new album, Pacific Daydream, last October via Crush Music/Atlantic and are reportedly working on a new album, Black Album.

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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February 6th 2019

Very good cover, i like.

April 10th 2019

It’s good for them, it can even be listened to :)