Karl's Corner - 04/05/2010
2010/04/05 Denver! Reading/Leeds, more....
...We are happy to announce more 2010 Weezer tour dates - first off: Denver Colorado August 15th at the Mile High Music Festival! Tickets are going onsale this coming Saturday April 10th, at 10AM Mountain Time. See www.milehighmusicfestival.com for more details.
Also, Weezer is most pleased to be returning to England this summer, for the Reading and Leeds festivals. Weezer will be on the main stages - Leeds on Saturday August 28th, and Reading Sunday, August 29th.
This is pretty significant stuff, as Weezer sadly hasn't been in the UK since 2005, on the Make Believe Tour. I think the last gig was in Edinburgh If Im not mistaken...I recall checking out some sort of nighttime carnival dealy with Brian after the show, sampling the music, food and Irn Bru with some friendly locals as our guides. Anyway, Its been too long, and we're all stoked to get back to ol' Blighty once again!
Some intrepid UK fans have asked if there are any weezer headlining gigs planned this go-round in addition to the Reading/Leeds gigs. By the way the travel schedule is starting to shape up, I am going to have to say no, not on this particular trip. Beyond this summer, we shall see what develops.
...Radio Weezer welcomes Barely Legal Radio! As of April 2, our good friend Joe Escalante is giving free showbiz legal advice with his weekly one hour Barely Legal Radio program heard every Friday at 11am PST on Radio Weezer. Check it out at www.iheartradio.com/weezer.
...Here's an earnestly well done fan-made video for "The Other Way" from 'Make Believe'. I've always loved this song and felt it never got the attention it deserved. Thanks to director Paul Marvucic, now it can shine a bit!
...REMINDER: As the weezer mailing list heard it first, "I'm Your Daddy", the new video from "Raditude" is out now everywhere online, on Myspace, YouTube/vevo, Yahoo, AOL, et al! The video features a dense attack of classic weezer moments from the last year of touring and other activity, culled from many sources including a footage shot by yours truly while traveling with the band. There are lots of surprises, as well as recognizable moments from everything thats been happening lately, right up to This January's epic show at FSU. Check it out!
...REMINDER: Pat Wilson has created his own special ringtone to stand out in a crowd. Now Weezer fans can enjoy the "waa Waa" ringtone on their phones as well by texting Weez1 to 26000 - cost is $2.99 + standard messaging rates. Here's a link to listen to this very special tone.
$2.99 per tone | Not a Subscription | Opt Out: text STOP to 26000
...REMINDER: Weezer has donated a new version of the classic Pinkerton track “Butterfly” featuring harpist Allison Allport to support Music for Relief’s Haiti relief efforts. Now it is your turn to DOWNLOAD and DONATE. The direct iTunes link is here, or visit http://musicforrelief.org to Listen, Download, and Donate.
...REMINDER: New Weezer Track "The Rat Race" avail via donation to TargetCancer! Previously unreleased Weezer song "the Rat Race" (and many other great songs by other artists including Ween and The Donnas) available at www.righttracktunes.org for a minimum .99 cent donation each! Donations go to help fund research and treatment of rare forms of cancer.
...weezer tribute band alert! Bloomington, Indiana's "Bluerton" is playing a weezer cover set at an event called 'Rock N' Roll prom' at The Bluebird in Bloomington, IN on April 17th.
...todays "1st, 3rd, and 6th album Easter eggs" by Cathy S.