“I love these bands,” Rivers Cuomo said on Weezer’s. Best Coast will open Weezer’s two gigs in Los Angeles, and Free Energy, one of Rolling Stone‘s Best New Bands of 2010, will open the New York and Boston dates. The opening acts for Weezer’s Chicago and San Francisco stands have not yet been announced.
Cuomo recently revealed that he collaborated with Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino on a song earmarked for Weezer’s follow-up to Hurley. Cuomo has made it a habit to team up with artists that were likely inspired at a young age by Weezer’s early albums, working with Male Bonding and members of the All-American Rejects.