Weezer Blinkerton Tour Dates

Weezer have that new album, but people tend to care more about their old albums, so they devised a plan. When we told you about the so-called “Blinkerton Tour,” we mention that the band will camp out for two nights in each city they visit, playing two sets each night: You’ll get Blue from start to finish the first night, Pinkerton the second, and each night closing with a set of greatest hits. Then we posted a couple “Blinkerton” stops. Now we have more.

11/26-27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Gibson Amphitheater
11/29-30 – San Francisco, CA @ Knob Hill Masonic Auditorium
12/14-15 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
12/17-18 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
01/07-08 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Entertainment Center

Those dates came via Sound Of The City.

Comments (3)
  1. I don’t understand why bands are doing this whole tour behind old albums in their entirety thing. I know I said I would see Paris 1919 in its entirety, but mostly that’s because I like the album and I have no idea how else I would be able to see it. But this Weezer thing is totally unappealing.

    OK, I understand that most likely the primary force behind this is to sell tickets, but I still don’t get the aesthetic appeal. I feel like the reason that symphonies and other classical pieces are always played as a whole is that most of them were written during a time when recorded music was not an option. If you wanted to hear Mozart back in his day, you had to go hear it performed, and that’s it. But now, we have recordings, we have albums, and they have become integral to the contemporary musical landscape. Given the amount of time and care that goes into producing an album, it seems obvious that it is intended to be the definitive statement of that collection of songs. I can spend a relatively small amount of money and have Blue and Pinkerton waiting for me to listen to whenever I want to. Why do I want to go see them try to recreate what already exists? If they were to change the songs and make them different, that would be a different story, but as far as I understand that’s not what happens at these sorts of things. It just doesn’t seem like any fun. Where are the surprises?

  2. You do not sound like a fun person to hang around with.

    Experiencing things live is usually a lot more exciting than a single sitting with a CD. Because of this, I’d love to see an album performed in it’s entirety.


    • No no, you misunderstand me. I love to see live music, and I agree that seeing things live can produce a lot of excitement. But it’s the completely faithful reproductions of the album that bothers me. Can’t they change things just a little bit? One of the many thrills I find at a live show is the anticipation and excitement of not knowing whether they’ll play certain songs. And when they hit the intro to one of those songs and the crowd goes wild releasing all that tension, that’s a rush that I fear won’t be there if you know exactly what songs are coming next.

      But you definitely understand the whole nerd part. Totally nailed that one.

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