Weezer have announced their 10th studio album. The eponymous LP, which is also being referred to as "The White Album," will be self-released this spring.
In addition to sharing previous singles "Do You Wanna Get High?," which they released last year, and "Thank God for Girls," the Santa Monica group have unveiled the black-and-white video for new song, "King of the World."
The album, which is available for pre-order now, will be released on April 1st. In addition to the new material, the band will head out on a U.S. tour. Panic! At the Disco will join Weezer on the road when the tour hits Houston on June 10th. The 40-plus city tour goes on sale on January 22nd, but those on the band's mailing list can access pre-sale tickets.
Referring to the album as an "L.A. beach album," Weezer leader Rivers Cuomo shared details about their latest effort in a statement.
"The inspiration behind the songs were my experiences hanging around the Westside of Los Angeles, which has been our home since Weezer began. Hanging out with people in Venice and Santa Monica, the beach, the Hare Krishnas, the Sikh on roller blades with the guitar, girls on Tinder within a 4 mile radius, seeing other bands, the kids from La Sera. I would just tweet out 'does anybody wanna hang?'," he wrote. "And then I'd get together with people who responded and talk about life. I love California. I wanted the album to make you feel like you were there with us SoCal weirdos even if you're in Milwaukee in December."
The singer discussed his love of the Beach Boys and how their melodies, chord progressions, harmonies, orchestration and lyrics were the vibe he intended to capture on The White Album. "I also love the dark side of the beach - Venice after dark, hearing at the Del Monte Speakeasy about how the gangsters used to drag the bodies through the catacombs and leave them under the pier," he added.
Cuomo shared lyrics to one of the songs, although he didn't specify the title. "I'm proud of the demented lyrics that are like, 'What? Who says that? Who thinks that? What planet on am I on? I don't know, but I kinda wanna stay!'" He concludes the statement by writing that after 24 years, he hopes the band continues for at least another 14 years.
Weezer Tour Dates
March 30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
April 3 – Manchester, UK @ Academy One
April 5 – London, UK @ O2 Brixton Academy
April 8 – Amsterdam, NL @ Heineken Music Hall
June 10 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 11 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater
June 12 – New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
June 14 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
June 15 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater
June 15 – Atlanta, GA @ Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood
June 19 – Charleston, SC @ Volvo Cars Stadium
June 20 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
June 21 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater
June 22 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at VA Beach
June 24 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
June 25 – Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands - Marvin Sands PAC
June 26 – Scranton, PA @ Pavilion at Montage Mountain
June 28 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook
June 30 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 1 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
July 2 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 5 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
July 6 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheater
July 8 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater
July 9 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest, Marcus Amphitheater
July 10 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
July 12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
July 13 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
July 15 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
July 16 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater
July 17 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
July 19 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
July 20 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theater
July 22 – Brandon, SD @ Badlands Motor Speedway
July 23 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah's Hotel & Casino Council Bluffs
July 24 _ Denver, CO @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheater
July 26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater
July 28 – Burnaby, BC @ Deer Lake Park
July 29 – Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Park
July 30 – Portland, OR @ Edgefield
July 31 – San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
August 2 – Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion
August 3 – San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
August 5 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
August 6 – Irvine, CA @ Irvine Meadows Amphitheater