Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer have postponed their North American tour to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The bands issued a joint statement:
“Hopefully this doesn’t come as a surprise, but as much as we were all looking forward to seeing you all this summer, everyone’s safety is our highest priority so we’ve officially made the call to reschedule all North American dates of the Hella Mega tour until next year. We’ll be announcing Summer 2021 dates with the same venues very soon, so hold on to those tickets. All ticket holders will be emailed directly with refund options as well. Please stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you in 2021.”
With the good news, comes the bad: unfortunately we’re going to have to delay the release of Van Weezer. As you know, Corona has put a crimp in many well-laid plans. Van Weezer has been no exception. And because we don’t want to give another release date until we’re absolutely sure of it, we’ll just say ‘stay tuned for more info.’
In the meantime, we’re working hard on getting you all the new Weezer you can handle including music and more surprises getting announced later this week.”
In other news, Weezer have also partnered with Postmates and Feed Hero Nurses to provide meals to nurses at Los Angeles’ Good Samaritan Hospital tonight (May 6).
Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer have confirmed that a number of dates on the European/UK leg of their “Hella Mega Tour” have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The three bands issued the following statement:
“There’s nothing that makes our bands happier than playing live shows, and maybe no other tour that we’ve all been excited for, but due to the current health crisis, we’re having to postpone a number of our European shows. We’re just a disappointed as you are, but the safety of our fans, staff and touring crew is our top priority. We’re working hard to finalize dates for the rescheduled shows next summer, so hold on to those tickets. Keep rocking… safely… at home, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer.”
A number of artists will be taking part in the virtual “PlayOn Fest” this weekend. That event will be streamed via Songkick’s YouTube channel on April 24-26 and it will feature: Slipknot‘s 2019 Download Festival set, Green Day’s 2019 set on the MTV World Stage Seville, Korn‘s 2019 album release show for “The Nothing,” Disturbed‘s 2018 Austin City Limits set, Coldrain’s “20180206 Live At Budokan” set, Royal Blood’s 2019 “Pukkelpop” set, Weezer’s 2019 Coachella set, and more. Proceeds will go towards the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
The 2020 SandJam Music Festival has been cancelled. The event was scheduled to take place on April 24-26 at M.B. Miller Pier in Florida with Shinedown, 311, Weezer, The Struts, Rival Sons, Dorothy, and more set to perform.
The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Beale Street Music Festival. The event will take place at Tom Lee Park in Memphis, TN on May 1-3 and it will feature: Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer, 311, Deftones, Rival Sons, Crobot, Sheer Mag, The Glorious Sons, Dirty Honey, and more.