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Weezer Announce October 27th Release Date For New Album

August 13, 2009 11:37 AM ET

Weezer announced on their official Website that their seventh album will be released on October 27th, just 15 months after the band's third eponymous LP, or The Red Album, hit stores. Weezer promise that details regarding their new disc — like album title (or color) and track list — will be revealed soon, but the band recently performed three new songs ("The Girl Got Hot," "I'm Your Daddy" and "Can't Stop Partying") at the Jisan Valley Rock Festival in Seoul on July 24th. Just last week on the Weezer official site, the band posted that they were in the final stages of mixing the new album.

As Rock Daily reported last month, Weezer were planning a "to-be-announced special non-physical release" of their seventh album. Fans will likely get to hear a couple of the new tracks when Weezer embark on tour with Blink-182 starting on August 25th at Toronto's Molson Amphitheatre. In addition to Album Seven, the band is reportedly also on work on a deluxe reissue of their classic Pinkerton album, but no definitive plans for that release have been announced yet.

In other Rivers Cuomo-related news, the Weezer frontman will once again lace up his Adidas and hit the soccer field when he participates in the Athletes For Africa Charity Soccer Tournament in Toronto on August 22nd. Joining Cuomo on the Mystery Team is fellow rocker Ted Leo and a couple members of Great Big Sea, with the Mystery Team facing off against a roster headlined by Broken Social Scene's Brendan Canning. More details are at the Athletes For Africa site, as well as a chance to win tickets to a post-game Modest Mouse concert. For highlights of Cuomo's soccer prowess, check out the video below:

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