Concert Review: Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, And The Interrupters Rock Oracle Park In San Francisco, CA

Last night (August 27), Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, and The Interrupters brought their “Hella Mega” tour to Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA. The show was one of the biggest Bay Area concerts since the start of the pandemic and it was nothing short of incredible.

The Interrupters opened the show with a fun ska punk set. The short, energetic performance helped set the tone for the evening and those who showed up early were not disappointed. Some highlights from their set included “She’s Kerosene” and a rockin’ cover of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy.”

After The Interrupters, it was time for Weezer to take the stage. The band really got things going with shredding songs from their latest album “Van Weezer” mixed with all of their hits. The crowd really went nuts for tracks like “Hash Pipe,” “Say It Ain’t So,” “Buddy Holly,” and the band’s cover of Toto’s “Africa,” which all turned into giant singalongs. By the time they finished, the audience was already at a high that only extended when Fall Out Boy took the stage.

Fall Out Boy were especially impressive with a set full of hit songs backed by cool visuals and massive amounts of pyro. Pete Wentz even performed with a flame throwing bass, reminiscent of the one famously used by Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx, while frontman Patrick Stump performed some tracks on a flaming piano. The band were one of the most entertaining acts of the night, keeping everyone dancing with hits like “Uma Thurman,” “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up),” “Dance, Dance,” “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down,” “Thnks fr the Mmrs,” and “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race.”

As soon as Fall Out Boy were done, it was time for the most explosive band of the night, the Bay Area’s own Green Day. The group kicked off the high-octane set with “American Idiot” much to the delight of the audience. Before finishing up the song, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong encouraged everyone to put their phones away, saying that we spent all of quarantine on our devices and that it was time to be together. From there, the group powered through “Holiday” and “Know Your Enemy,” before playing their newest single “Pollyanna,” which promised that “everything’s gonna be alright” in these unprecedented times. From there, it was just hit after hit with songs like “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams,” which saw the crowd light up the whole stadium with their phones, “Longview,” which sent everyone into a frenzy with Mike Dirnt’s iconic bass line, and “Basket Case,” which had everyone in full-on party mode. Aside from those tracks, other highlights included ballads like “21 Guns” and “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” rockers like “Minority,” and the group’s nine-minute epic “Jesus Of Suburbia.” The show appropriately wrapped up with “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)” and a blast of fireworks.

All in all, it was an amazing show full of great music that helped bring everyone together, while also providing a much needed escape from the outside world.

Weezer & The Interrupters Both Covered Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar We’re Goin’ Down” During New York “Hella Mega” Show

As previously reported, Fall Out Boy were forced to drop off the Queens, NY and Boston, MA dates of their “Hella Mega” tour with Green Day, Weezer, and The Interrupters due to a positive COVID-19 case within their camp. Despite this, Weezer and The Interrupters tried to make it up to the New York crowd last night (August 4) by performing covers of Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar We’re Goin’ Down.” You can find fan-filmed footage of both covers below:

Listen To Weezer’s Cover Of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”

Weezer have released their cover of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.” This track is from Metallica’s massive “Black Album” tribute album, “The Metallica Blacklist.“ That effort will be released on September 10 alongside a 30th anniversary expanded edition of “The Black Album.”

Weezer Plan To Release Four New Albums In 2022

During a recent appearance on “Good Morning America,” Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo revealed that the band are planning to release four new albums next year. He said the following about that:

“I guess I’ve had a lot of time on my hands so I wrote four albums that we’ll put out next year. It’s called ‘Seasons,’ and each album comes out on the first day of the season. Spring is kind of like happy chill. And then we move through to dance rock, like a Strokes-style album for the fall, and then sad acoustic, Elliott Smith-style for winter.”

[via Loudwire]

Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Says He Offered “Hash Pipe” To Ozzy Osbourne In 2000

In an alternate universe, Weezer’s “Hash Pipe” could have ended up being an Ozzy Osbourne song. During a recent interview with Guitar World, Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo revealed that he actually offered Osbourne the track back in 2000, but he ultimately rejected it:

“Once, I think it was in 2000, he asked if I had any songs for him, and I just happened to have written ‘Hash Pipe.’ I sent it to him, but he didn’t end up using it. In another reality, it might be interesting to hear him singing that song.”

Green Day Premiere New Song “Pollyanna”, Announce Revised Dates For North American Tour With Fall Out Boy And Weezer

Green Day have premiered a new song titled “Pollyanna.” You can find a lyric video for that track below:

In other news, the band have also announced the revised schedule for their “Hella Mega Tour” with Fall Out Boy, Weezer, and The Interrupters:

07/24 – Dallas, TX – Globe Life Field
07/27 – Atlanta, GA – Truist Park
07/29 – Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park
07/31 – Jacksonville, FL – TIAA Bank Field
08/01 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium
08/04 – Flushing, NY – Citi Field
08/05 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
08/08 – Washington, DC – Nationals Park
08/10 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
08/13 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
08/15 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
08/17 – Columbus, OH – Historic Crew Stadium
08/19 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
08/20 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizen’s Bank Park
08/23 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Field
08/25 – Denver, CO – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
08/27 – San Francisco, CA – Oracle park
08/29 – San Diego, CA – PetCo Park
09/01 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
09/03 – Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium
09/06 – Seattle, WA – T Mobile Park

To promote the tour, Fall Out Boy and Weezer will be performing on “Good Morning America” on July 17 as part of their “Summer Concert Series.” Green Day will also be joining them for an exclusive interview on the show.

Green Day, Fall Out Boy, & Weezer Postpone European/UK Dates To 2022

Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer have postponed the European/UK leg of their “Hella Mega” tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The shows are now scheduled to take place in 2022.

2022 Tour Dates:

06/19 Vienna, Austria – Ernst-Happel Stadion
06/21 Antwerp, Belgium – Antwerps Sportpaleis
06/22 Groningen, Netherlands – Stadspark
06/24 London, UK – London Stadium
06/25 Huddersfield, UK – John Smith’s Stadium
06/27 Dublin, Ireland – TBA
06/29 Glasgow, UK – Bellahouston Park
07/02 Paris France – Paris La Defense Arena

A joint statement was issued:

“Europe + UK – this past year has been chaotic to say the very least, and while we hoped we’d be able to make the Hella Mega Tour a reality for you this summer, COVID had other plans. With that being said, your shows will now be happening in 2022. Your tickets are good for the new dates, so make sure to hold onto them!

And for all of you in the US, we’re still planning on coming to see you this summer!”

The dates for the U.S. leg can be found HERE.

Weezer Premiere New Song “I Need Some Of That”

Weezer have premiered a new song titled “I Need Some Of That.” This track is from the band’s new album “Van Weezer,” which will be released on May 7.

“Van Weezer” Track Listing:

01. “Hero”
02. “All The Good Ones”
03. “The End Of The Game”
04. “I Need Some Of That”
05. “Beginning Of The End”
06. “Blue Dream”
07. “1 More Hit”
08. “Sheila Can Do It”
09. “She Needs Me”
10. “Precious Metal Girl”

Weezer Announce New Album “OK Human”, Premiere “All My Favorite Songs” Video

Weezer have announced that they will be releasing a new album titled “OK Human” on January 29. A video for the effort’s first single “All My Favorite Songs” can be found below:

“OK Human” Track Listing:

01. “All My Favorite Songs”
02. “Aloo Gobi”
03. “Grapes Of Wrath”
04. “Numbers”
05. “Playing My Piano”
06. “Mirror Image”
07. “Screens”
08. “Bird With A Broken Wing”
09. “Dead Roses”
10. “Everything Happens For A Reason”
11. “Here Comes The Rain”
12. “La Brea Tar Pits”

The band said the following about the new record:

“During the summer of COVID-19 we grabbed our masks, hit the studio & began to chip away at what is now known as OK Human. An album that was made by a handful of humans using only analog technologies (including a 38 piece orchestra) for all of you humans to consume.

OK Human was made at a time when humans-playing-instruments was a thing of the past. All we could do is look back on ancient times when humans really mattered and when the dark tech-takeover fantasy didn’t exist. We used our instruments to connect to the 1960’s and 1970’s and, with the orchestra, back to the 18th and 19th centuries. We had no click track or loops or hi-tech sounds. Not even an electric guitar.”

As previously reported, Weezer are also planning to release another new album titled “Van Weezer” on May 7.

Watch Fall Out Boy And Weezer Compete Against Each Other On “Celebrity Family Feud”

Fall Out Boy and Weezer were featured on last night’s (September 20) episode of “Celebrity Family Feud.” You can see some footage of the two bands competing against each other below: