Weezer Announce 1st Australian Tour In 16 Years – January, 2013

Weezer have recently teased about the possibility of touring Australia. The first instant occurred back on June 2 when Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo simply posted ‘Australia!’ as his Facebook status. Amongst the 123 comments made, Cuomo can be found reiterating his statement and elaborating ever so slightly with the post ‘Australia and New Zealand!’.

Update 25/10/2012 Weezer announce new Melbourne show playing Pinkerton in full – Details below.

The next hint of Weezer’s speculated Australian tour came soon after when a savvy fan utilised an Instagram posting by Weezer bassist Scott Shriner as a chance to dig for information. When Shriner posted a photo of his son, Instagram user musicman1176 commented, “He is gonna love Australia”, to which Shriner replied, “he is and so will I”.

Now all the hearsay and rumours are finally over as Weezer have officially announced that they will be returning to Australia for the first time in 16 years!

Continuing on in the fashion of their US concept shows, the four-stop tour will see Weezer play their greatest hits and rarities, as well as the band’s debut self-titled record, more affectionately known as The Blue Album, from start to finish!

Weezer have only toured Australia once before, back in 1996 behind their now cult classic record Pinkerton. Tickets for Weezer’s second ever Australian tour go on sale in 2 weeks time on Thursday July 26 at 9am (local time).

If you’re a Weezer fan and this is the moment you’ve been waiting, and waiting for, then be sure to ‘up and at them’ first thing on July 26.

Tickets for all shows go on sale Thursday, 26th July at 9am (Local Time)

Weezer Australian Tour Dates

Sunday 13th January, Entertainment Centre, Brisbane

Playing The Blue Album in full 132 849

Wednesday 16th January, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne

Playing The Blue Album in full 136 100

Thursday 17th January, Palais Theatre, Melbourne – NEW SHOW

Playing Pinkerton in full 132 849 136 100

Saturday 19th January, Entertainment Centre, Sydney

Playing The Blue Album in full 136 100

Wednesday 23rd January, Perth Arena, Perth

Playing The Blue Album in full 132 849

Watch: Weezer Announce Big Return to Australia

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