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.

Fall Out Boy Drop Off Washington, DC Date Of “Hella Mega” Tour

Fall Out Boy have dropped off another date of their “Hella Mega” tour with Green Day and Weezer. The band will now be missing tonight’s (August 8) show at Nationals Park in Washington DC. This news comes after the group previously dropped off the Queens, NY and Boston, MA dates due to a positive COVID-19 test within their camp. The band issued the following statement:

“Hey guys, unfortunately we’ll miss you in DC but can’t wait to see you all in Detroit and beyond.”

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:

Fall Out Boy Drop Off New York & Boston “Hella Mega” Shows Due To Positive COVID-19 Case Within Their Camp

Fall Out Boy will be missing two shows on their “Hella Mega” tour with Green Day and Weezer due to a positive COVID-19 test within their camp. The affected dates include their August 4 show in Queens, NY and their August 5 show in Boston, MA. Fall Out Boy commented:

“Out of an abundance of caution, Fall Out Boy will not perform at the New York and Boston shows due to an individual on the band’s team testing positive for COVID. Green Day, Weezer, and the Interrupters will perform as scheduled. It’s important to note that everyone on the entire tour, both band and crew, are fully vaccinated. Each band and their crew have operated in a bubble independently to safeguard everyone as much as possible at each show and in between shows. The tour also has a COVID safety protocol officer on staff full-time that is ensuring everyone is closely following all CDC guidelines.”

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.

New AC/DC, Motörhead, Poison, And Fall Out Boy Funko Pop! Figures Announced

Funko have announced some new AC/DC, Motörhead, Poison, and Fall Out Boy Pop! figures. Among them are Pop! Albums figures based on AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell” and Motörhead’s “Ace Of Spades” and Pop! Rocks figures based on Poison’s Bret Michaels and Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump.

Foo Fighters, Jon Bon Jovi, Etc. To Perform At Biden-Harris Inauguration Event

Foo Fighters, Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Ant Clemons, Demi Lovato, and more will be taking part in the upcoming “Celebrating America” event to commemorate the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. The show will take place on January 20 at 8:30-10:30 pm. ET/PT and it will be hosted by Tom Hanks. The swearing in ceremony will also feature Lady Gaga, who is set to sing the National Anthem, and Jennifer Lopez. On top of that, Fall Out Boy, Carole King, James Taylor, Will.I.Am, AJR, and more will also be taking part in a “We the People” pre-inauguration event on January 17.

Brian Posehn Premieres “New Music Sucks” Video

Brian Posehn has premiered a new video for his song “New Music Sucks.” The track, which features Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump, appears on Posehn’s latest album “Grandpa Metal.” Notably, the video also includes cameos from Weird Al Yankovic, Patton Oswalt, Fall Out Boy‘s Joe Trohman.

[via Revolver]

Anthrax Team Up With Z2 Comics For “Among The Living” Graphic Novel

Anthrax have joined forces with Z2 Comics to create a new graphic novel inspired by their 1987 album “Among The Living“. Members of Slipknot, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, and more contributed to the book, which can be pre-ordered HERE.

A press release offered the following description of the effort:

“An anthology narrated by longtime mascot “The Not Man,” newly designed by Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), Among the Living unites [Charlie] Benante and [Scott] Ian with writers Brian Azzarello, Grant Morrison, Jimmy Palmiotti, Brian Posehn, Rick Remender, Corey Taylor, Joseph Trohman, Gerard and Mikey Way, and Rob Zombie, with more to be announced.

Artists include Roland Boschi, Maan House, Dave Johnson, Scott Koblish, Darrick Robertson, and Erik Rodriguez, and more, with covers by Benante, JG Jones, and Eric Powell. Band members Benante and Ian will collaborate on an original story inspired by the fan favorite anthem “I Am the Law,” featuring the legendary comic book antihero Judge Dredd, in partnership with 2000 AD.

This will make official the decades long connection between the character and the band, rewarding comic book fans and metalheads alike.”

Charlie Benante commented:

“Doing a comic book has always been a huge goal for me. I’ve tried for years, but something always comes up and sidetracks me. I was ecstatic when Josh Bernstein brought the idea to us to do a graphic novel based on our album ‘Among The Living‘. I felt that it was the perfect time and opportunity to fulfill that dream.

I am a lifelong artist and have been drawing during the pandemic more than ever, so I had the idea to bring my own artwork to this project. As a fan of the Judge Dredd series since the 80’s, it was an honor to create cover art based off of Dredd and Judge Death. The amount of talent that is going into this project is astounding, I scratch my head just thinking about it!”

Scott Ian added:

“Comics are one of the two things (the other thing being Horror) that I’ve been into longer than music. Comics were/are my constant. Music joined the party and became my constant as well. I started a band. I wrote lyrics about comics and horror and they connected with people all over the world. And now for the 40th (40!!!) anniversary of Anthrax, I get to cross the streams and merge my constants with a graphic novel (comic) celebrating the album that made such a mark on the planet – ‘Among The Living.’

Getting to be a part of this process – choosing writers and artists to express what these songs mean to them – has been incredible. I made a wish list of writers/artists/musicians that I would love to be a part of this, not really thinking we’d get them.

I was aiming high, the list had Grant Morrison‘s name at the top – and Grant said yes. Brian Azzarello said yes. Eric Powell, J.G. Jones, Greg Nicotero, Corey Taylor, Rob Zombie, Brian Posehn, Rick Remender, Joe Trohman, Gerard & Mikey Way – they all said yes. Holy crap!”

“I pitched a Judge Dredd story for ‘I Am The Law‘ that I’d been thinking about for a while. It was an idea I actually talked to Grant about one night after an Anthrax show in Glasgow over a few drinks. This idea has stayed with me, I’d never written it down, it was one of those ideas that would smack me in the face every few months demanding to be recognized, I just didn’t have an outlet for it.

And then I did have an outlet with this project but, we didn’t have the rights to use Dredd in our book. You have to ask right? So we sent my idea to the kind folks at Rebellion and they green-lit my story. And there, my friends, is the moment where everything came full circle for me as a life-long comic nerd and the as the guy in Anthrax. Thank you ‘Among the Living.’ for making it all happen.”