The best show I saw in 2011 took place on a boat, believe it or not: It was Kvelertak, Skeletonwitch, Tombs, and Psychic Limb, playing one of those party cruisers that does laps around the East River for three hours while everyone on board gets drunk. It was so much fun. I mention this now to provide some anecdotal support of the notion that live music on a boat can be pretty awesome. Weezer kicked off the inaugural Weezer Cruise in 2012, and they’re headed back in 2014 for another round of high-seas adventure. (This follows the 2012 S.S. Coachella cruise, which I’m told was a good time if not exactly packed to capacity.) Today, they’ve announced the support acts, which include: Cat Power, Toro Y Moi, DIIV, the Cribs, Ash, Palma Violets, Holy F*ck, Bleached, Caveman, the Orwells, Ozma, the Relationship, and Adam Devine from Workaholics.
The Weezer Cruise leaves from Jacksonville, FL on February 13, 2014, makes stops in Caribbean ports, including Freeport and Nassau in the Bahamas, and returns to port on February 17. Other events include: a private island beach party and concert in Nassau; a Q&A with Weezer; an interactive Weezer game show; and a photo session for all guests with Weezer (among the more traditional cruise-related amenities). Here’s a video with more info: